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Robert Johnson: Balancing Heaven and Earth: A Memoir of Visions, Dreams, and Realizations



A well-written autobiography that captures a life well-lived, in a Jungian way:


From a review by Stephen Morrisey:

Robert Johnson’s Balancing Heaven and Earth is a memoir and celebration of the inner life, the world of dreams, active imagination, and mystical vision. Johnson writes, “I sometimes wonder if all suffering is a vision of God too great to bear.” It is suffering that led Johnson to the inner life. As a result of a car accident at age eleven Johnson’s leg had to be amputated below the knee. The injury was further complicated with gangrene and a second operation; this health crisis resulted in a near-death experience in which Johnson had a “vision of the glory of paradise.” A second mystical experience at age sixteen, returned Johnson to what he called the “Golden World.” These early mystical experiences brought Johnson to the dilemma that has preoccupied much of his life and is the concern of this memoir: Johnson asks, “How does one continue to live on the face of the earth when he or she is blinded and spoiled for anything else?”


Other books by Robert Johnson:

She: Understanding Feminine Psychology
He: Understanding Masculine Psychology (Perennial Library) by
We: Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love
Inner Gold: Understanding Psychological Projection
Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche
Balancing Heaven and Earth: A Memoir of Visions, Dreams, and Realizations
The Fisher King and the Handless Maiden: Understanding the Wounded Feeling Function in Masculine and Feminine…
Transformation: Understanding the Three Levels of Masculine Consciousness
Lying with the Heavenly Woman: Understanding and Integrating the Feminine Archetypes in Men’s Lives