Author(s): Juliet Batten
What is the sacred, and how can we find this quality in our lives today? Well-known psychotherapist and writer Juliet Batten takes us on a journey of discovery, illuminating our path with the experiences of other New Zealanders and the insights of spiritual teachers from diverse traditions. This timely book is a must for anyone seeking integration, balance and a deeper sense of purpose in a busy life. "Juliet's great gift is to show how much pleasure there is redicovering the sacred. As a painter, she understands perfectly how the sacred and sensual are most exquisitely revealed when experiened together. Juliet shows that by tasting, touching, feeling and seeing what's sacred in our lives, we cannot help loving life itself more deeply." -- Stephanie Dowrick author of Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love
Juliet Batten is a well-known psychotherapist, writer and artist. She has taught extensively in the areas of creativity, ritual and personal growth, and has had a private psychotherapy practice in Auckland for fourteen years. She has meditated for 22 years and is a meditation teacher and trainer. Previous publications include Power from Within, Celebrating the Southern Seasons: Rituals for Aotearoa, Releasing the Artist Within: The Visual Diary, and Growing into Wisdom: Change and Transformation at Midlife.
Introduction -- Beginning with the sacred -- How to use this book -- PART ONE: opening to receive - the first daily practice -- PART TWO: contemplation - the second daily practice -- PART THREE: gratitude - the third daily practice -- epilogue -- bibliography.