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Casting Out Fear: Shedding Your Fictional Self - Awakening Your Authentic Self Victor Van Valin

Casting Out Fear: Shedding Your Fictional Self - Awakening Your Authentic Self

Victor Van Valin

Published August 20th 2008
ISBN : 9781432709969
Paperback
194 pages
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 About the Book 

What am I supposed to do with my life?You arrive on earth conscious of your lonely set-apartness, feeling over-whelmed by your cosmic insignificance and aware of the fact that one day you will die. Such circumstances generate such fear and terrorMoreWhat am I supposed to do with my life?You arrive on earth conscious of your lonely set-apartness, feeling over-whelmed by your cosmic insignificance and aware of the fact that one day you will die. Such circumstances generate such fear and terror that you deny and repress the truth of their reality and compensate by chasing after the esteem of others by adopting a fictional persona: a lifestyle and culturally molded worldview defined by others and designed to prove that you are somehow special and superior.This book is about: shedding your fictional persona, taking back your powers of self-governance, awakening your authentic self and coming to a graceful acceptance of the existential circumstances into which you are born, including your own mortality.In lucid and engaging prose, fortified with compelling examples from his own experience, Vic Van Valin explains how mankinds awareness of death causes most of us to desperately grasp for fame, wealth and power-and why a religiosity that transcends the boundaries of traditional religions is perhaps our best hope for improving the human condition.Sheldon Solomon, Prof. of Psychology.Skidmore College, NYwww.outskirtpress.com/CastingOutFear