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CONTENTS Chapter One The Flowering of Human Consciousness Evocation The Purpose of this Book Our Inherited Dysfunction The Arising New Consciousness Spirituality and Religion The Urgency of Transformation A New Heaven and a New Earth Chapter Two Ego: The Current State of Humanity The Illusory Self The Voice in the Head Content and Structure of the Ego Identification with Things The Lost Ring The Illusion of Ownership Wanting: The Need for More Identification with the Body Feeling the Inner Body Forgetfulness of Being From Descartes' Error to Sartre's Insight The Peace that Passes All Understanding Chapter Three The Core of Ego Complaining and Resentment Reactivity and Grievances Being Right, Making Wrong In Defense of an Illusion Truth: Relative or Absolute? The Ego Is Not Personal War Is a Mind-set Do You Want Peace or Drama? Beyond Ego - Your True Identity All Structures Are Unstable The Ego's Need to Feel Superior Ego and Fame Chapter Four Role-playing: The Many Faces of the Ego Villain, Victim, Lover Letting Go of Self-definitions Pre-established Roles Temporary Roles The Monk with Sweaty Palms Happiness as a Role Vs True Happiness Parenthood: Role or Function? Conscious Suffering Conscious Parenting Recognizing Your Child Giving Up Role-playing The Pathological Ego The Background Unhappiness The Secret of Happiness Pathological Forms of Ego Work - With and Without Ego The Ego in Illness The Collective Ego Incontrovertible Proof of Immortality Chapter Five The Pain-body The Birth of Emotion Emotions and the Ego The Duck with a Human Mind Carrying the Past Individual and Collective How the Pain-body Renews Itself How the Pain-body Feeds on Your Thoughts How the Pain-body Feeds on Drama Dense Pain-bodies Entertainment, the Media and the Pain-body The Collective Female Pain-body National and Racial Pain-bodies Chapter Six Breaking Free Presence The Return of the Pain-body The Pain-body in Children Unhappiness Breaking Identification with the Pain-body "Triggers" The Pain-body as an Awakener Breaking Free of the Pain-body
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