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What Fire is about how to continue as catastrophe crawls in, when the climate crisis has its grip on us all, the internet has been shut down, and the buildings are burning up. What happens when the philosophers never arrive? What songs are still worth singing? In her third collection, Alice Miller takes a fierce, unflinching look at the world we live in, at what we have made, and whether it is possible to change.
Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer,and has helped them to apply it to their own lives.Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb, Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.
"A provactive critique of traditional therapy's view of childhood . . . This is explosive stuff. I can't imagine anyone coming away from this book without several newfound discoveries about herself and her relation to her parents."--Nancy Evans, "Glamour"Originally published in 1984, "Thou Shalt Not Be Aware" explodes Freud's notions of "infantile sexuality" and helps to bring to the world's attention the brutal reality of child abuse, changing forever our thoughts of "traditional" methods of child-rearing. Dr. Miller exposes the harsh truths behind children's "fantasies" by examining case histories, works of literature, dreams, and the lives of such people as Franz Kafka, Virginia Woolf, Gustave Flaubert, and Samuel Beckett. Now with a new preface by Lloyd de Mause and a new introduction by the author, "Thou Shalt Not Be Aware" continues to bring an essential understanding to the confrontation and treatment of the devastating effects of child abuse.""Thou Shalt Not Be Aware" is that rarest of gems, a highly creative and exciting work which throws a multifaceted light upon the development of human nature in the Western World."--Ashley Montagu"Alice Miller is not out to 'hang the bastards, ' but rather to help create a world of self-conscious and self-loving individuals who don't need, want or know how to abuse others."--Sheila Koren, "San Francisco Chronicle ""It is timely. It is powerful. It is painful . . . absorbing, enlightening and provoking."--Louise Lione," Charlotte Observer"Alice Miller, Ph.D., practiced and taught psychoanalysis for over twenty years before devoting herself to writing in 1979. She is the author of the bestselling "Prisoners of Childhood" (reissued inpaperback as "The Drama of the Gifted Child") and "For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence," as well as numerous other books.
The author has achieved worldwide recognition for her work on the causes and effects of childhood traumas - particularly with her book "The Drama of Being a Child". Now she has returned to this book and radically rewritten much of it in the light of her move beyond the framework of psychoanalysis. She believes that violence and cruelty in society have their roots in conventional child rearing and in education which can create a prison out of childhood. In this edition she describes how we can use her discoveries to help free ourselves. She explains, with many examples, how it is possible to recover lost feelings and repressed history, resulting in a healthy beginning - for us and for our children.
Since the landmark publication of The Drama of the Gifted Child, no one has been more influential than Alice Miller in empowering adults whose lives were maimed emotionally and physically as children. Now Dr. Miller goes even further, presenting groundbreaking theories that enhance communication between therapist and patient and enable the adult to express powerful emotions that have been trapped for years. Practical and perceptive, Miller s work explains what we can expect from therapy, how we can identify the causes of our own pain, and why subconscious pain, unaddressed for decades, manifests itself later as depression, self-mutilation, primal inadequacy, and chronic loneliness. With its responses to readers letters and powerful stories, Free from Lies is the culmination of a life devoted to healing others."
Acclaimed psychotherapist Alice Milller continues her study of the roots and results of child abuse. Drawing on her own experience (and that of her patients), Dr. Miller describes the systematic way in which evidence of child abuse has been ignored, repressed, and ultimately dismissed as untrue by doctors, parents, and even the victims. She advocated getting access to and articulating loong-denied emotions so that healing may take place.
Poetry Book Society Recommendation, Summer 2018. Is nowhere a place we can get closer to? In her compelling second collection, Alice Miller tackles the circularity of thought, the company of the dead, and the lure of alternative futures. These poems rip into pockets of histories, trying to change facts and voices, searching for the word's version of music's home key. They dare you to visit, through a series of cities, the futures we never let happen.
Alice Miller has achieved recognition for her revolutionary work on the causes and effects of child abuse - here she works towards demolishing the wall of silence which surrounds the sufferings of early childhood as they affect everyday life, politics, the media, psychiatry and psychotherapy. An infant's trust and dependency on its parents, its longing to be loved and be able to love in return, are boundless. To exploit this dependency, to confuse a child's longings and abuse its trust by pretending that this is somehow good for it, Alice Miller condemns as a criminal act, committed time and again out of ignorance and the refusal to change. The essential first stage in this healing process is feeling the truth of our experience. Only this, Alice Miller writes, can enable us to recognise childhood events and resolve their consequences so that we can lead a conscious, responsible life. If we know and feel what happened to us then, we will never wish to harm ourselves or others now.
Everyone has their own idea about what justice is. Nick Romano went over the rail of the Smithfield Street Bridge and into the river. His grandfather wants to know why but he doesn't want the police involved. He hires Dave Casteel and his maverick team of investigators to find out what happened. In the search for 17 year old Nick, the lines blur and it's difficult to define who the criminals are. Who is right and who is wrong? Dave, DeMarco, Kelly and Brett solve the case but in the process they find out more about each other than they ever wanted to know.
The poems in this extraordinary full-length collection by Alice Miller ask you to force yourself beyond your own boundaries. They are curious, restless, bold; they marry lyrical music and intricate metaphor as they search for other human voices beyond the rumblings of the apocalypse and the stubbornness of myth. From bare battlefields to crisp Antarctica to the gates of Troy, from re-written history to love story, these poems ask for something more from the world than just riding till the spoke breaks. A poet for whom one way's easy but an easy way's / worse, Miller in this collection traces a path that leads beyond our limits - to where we set the sky on silent, where we're braver than science, and where we try to un-glimpse what we've lost.
In the 8th novel of the SILVER HAWK Warrior series, I Am My Own Master, Joseph's son is threatened. In order to spare his son, Joseph is taken to Tajikistan, a country in the Middle East, where he discovers a horrible secret. He enters a world of child abuse and sexual slavery to save the son of an exiled King. When he returns to the U.S.A, Joseph ignores the danger facing him and he travels to New York City, making a last and final attempt to free himself from the bonds of being an owned fighter. If you enjoyed I Am My Own Master and you can't get enough of Joseph & Gianni, look for the spin-off to the SILVER HAWK series, Everything He Wanted Uninhibited. Discover an up close and personal look at their story. (Contains Adult Content)
Author Alice Miller tells the story of Joseph Silver Hawk Argent and Gianni Tassiano's friendship and loyalty toward one another in SILVER HAWK, A Warrior's Respect. When they were boys, Gianni Tassiano crawled through a vent to bring bread to eight year old Joseph Argent who was being kept in a basement under the cruel abuse of Don Antone. As they grew, their friendship remained and although Joseph Silver Hawk Argent struggled to forget the pain of being abused, he never forgot Gianni's acts of kindness that kept him alive. After ten long years of mistreatment, in A Warrior's Respect, Joseph begins to understand what it means to have respect for himself and learns that he is worthy of love. He learns that in spite of all that has happened to him, he is a true warrior and with the respect he finds for himself comes peace. If you enjoyed A Warrior's Respect, follow Joseph in SILVER HAWK I Am My Own Master (Volume 8) of the SILVER HAWK series.
At the age of 18, Cheetah has a lot of secrets and he wants to keep them hidden in the past but when a friend commits suicide, everyone wants to know why. Once the truth appears, one by one, Cheetah's secrets are revealed and he's forced to deal with everything that has happened to him. If you enjoyed A Warrior's Courage, continue Joseph's journey to healing with SILVER HAWK A Warrior's Respect (Volume 7) of the SILVER HAWK series.
Joseph struggles with his identity and tries to get along with his family on the reservation. He would do anything to leave his past behind but an enemy arrives claiming Joseph stole what belongs to him by birthright. Joseph's family and his people are threatened as Sai Khan vows to retrieve what he believes was wrongfully taken from him. Joseph knows that he is not the same warrior he once was but that doesn't change how he feels in his heart about the Lakota. How much will he sacrifice to protect his people? If you enjoyed The Returning Warrior, continue reading with SILVER HAWK A Warrior's Courage (Volume 6) of the SILVER HAWK series.
Cheetah a.k.a. Silver Hawk is reunited with his identical twin brother Seth Lone Wolf who was born and raised on the reservation. His father is also released from prison and after 13 years of being apart, the 3 try to find a way to live together as family. Everyone feels that it is important for Cheetah to remain with the Lakota because of who he is but he feels out of place among his own people. Some accept him but others do not. He promised his mother that he would try to make amends with his father and his brother but his past lingers and old deals he made in the city won't go away. He struggles with alcohol abuse, a heroin addiction and the nightmares that keep him awake at night. Because of the past memories that linger in his mind, he has a great dislike for the reservation because Silver Hawk of the Oglala in 1890 never wanted to go there in the first place. If you enjoyed A Warrior's Pride, be sure to continue reading about Joseph Silver Hawk in A Warrior's Heart / Juanita's Journal (Volume 4) of the SILVER HAWK series.
Joseph's mother is sick and he's the only one who can take care of her. No ordinary job will give him the money he needs. He makes a deal with a mob boss and the only way out is death. When Don Antone takes everything from him, including his honor, he desperately tries to escape. The mob boss offers a reward for his return and everyone is trying to collect, including the city cops. Joseph, also known as Cheetah, enlists the aid of an unlikely partner, a gang enforcement officer named Frank Belger and together the enter the world of underground fighting and organized crime. If you enjoyed A Warrior's Honor, continue the journey by reading SILVER HAWK A Warrior's Pride (Volume 3) of the SILVER HAWK series.
From the world-famous Swiss psychoanalyst whose book The Drama of the Gifted Child has become a classic, here are seven "life stories" that explore the countless ways in which our families and the emotions and events of our childhood form us and turn us into what we are today.
How do early experiences of love or of suffering affect our adult relationships? How does hatred evolve and take root? What effect is child abuse likely to have on the victim's later life? How do people develop into cult leaders or political tyrants?
Through seven hypothetical scenarios and two essays, Alice Miller explores these questions and many others, focusing on a range of issues from birth, motherhood, and partnership, to cults and the Holocaust. Paths of Life invites us to look back over our own early years, to recognize the forces that have molded us, and to free ourselves from the tendency to repeat our parents' mistakes. In this, her eighth book, Alice Miller has given us yet another thoughtful and profound study of childhood's importance and its resonance throughout our lives.
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