New Release: Spiritual Democracy

Posted by – October 14, 2014
Categories: New Release Society & Politics Spirituality & Religion

9781583948330If the world’s religions were all treated equally, what impact would this have on politics and individual wellbeing? Could spiritual equality help resolve longstanding debates on topics such as same-sex marriage, religious liberty, and gender equality, as well as encourage world peace? How might we work toward this goal?

Steven Herrmann’s Spiritual Democracy: The Wisdom of Early American Visionaries for the Journey Forward (on sale October 14, 2014; North Atlantic Books) explores this possibility. By integrating Jungian psychology and the work of literary visionaries Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and others, the book examines what a world of spiritual equality might look like. It explains the importance of language and offers practical advice on how we can contribute to the actualization of this ideal in our daily lives.

About the author

Steven Herrmann has taught courses on Whitman and Melville at the C. G. Jung Institutes of San Francisco, Chicago, and Zurich, as well as at the Washington Friends of Walt Whitman, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz. Herrmann’s expertise in Jungian Literary Criticism makes him one of the seminal thinkers in the international field and the foremost authority on Whitman and Melville in post-Jungian studies. Herrmann practices as a Jungian psychotherapist in Oakland, California.

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About the Author

Marina is the Marketing & Digital Programs Coordinator at North Atlantic Books. After living in New Orleans and Amsterdam, and exploring a couple of continents, she returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to work at NAB. She's passionate about astrology, nonfiction books, and sustainable living, as well as all things metaphysical.