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“Intriguing, illuminating and arresting… a powerful and thought-provoking synthesis of science and story.”
Sy Montgomery, author of Soul of an Octopus
“A fascinating tour of the hidden influences that make us who we are, and that hold the clues to some truly extraordinary abilities.”
Dean Radin, Ph.D., chief scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences
“Sensitive Soul is a path breaking work of synthesis showing us that emotion is a common source of explanation for some of the great puzzles of our lives. This book deserves to be taken most seriously.”
David Henry Feldman, Ph.D., Eliot-Pearson professor of Human Development at Tufts University, and author of Nature’s Gambit
In this exploration of the role of emotion in non-ordinary states and abilities, Michael Jawer shows how the flow of our emotions greatly influences the development of personality, exceptional capacities, and sensitivities.
- Shows how the flow of our emotions shapes individual minds and personalities
- Reveals the significant role of emotion in PTSD, alexithymia (not knowing what one is feeling), autism, savantism, synesthesia (overlapping senses), déjà vu, phantom pain, migraines, and extreme empathy
- Looks at the emotional lives of animals, demonstrating how life-threatening emergencies can trigger amazing sensitivities and abilities in them
Drawing on a range of scientific studies, Jawer explores how 5 remarkable kinds of people — individuals with autism, synesthesia, savantism, child prodigies, and children who remember past lives — are linked through the biology of emotion and how a hidden emotional intensity underlies both autism and anomalous perception. He examines the psychological concept of thin and thick boundaries and how those with thin boundaries–those who are more environmentally sensitive — have a greater predisposition toward empathy, synesthesia, psi abilities, and extraordinary states of perception.
Sharing extraordinary examples, the author explores how strong emotion may endure through time and space, possibly even after death. He also looks at the emotional lives of animals, our soulful connections with them, and how life-threatening emergencies can trigger amazing sensitivities and abilities in our fellow creatures.
Revealing the unseen role of emotion in mind and personality, Jawer shows that emotion is the binding force that connects us with one another, with all of life, and with nature itself.
- Pages: 256
- Book Size: 6 x 9
- ISBN-13: 9781644110829
- Imprint: Park Street Press