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The Power of Then How the Sages of the Past Can Help Us in Our Everyday Lives by James Bremner

The Power of Then How the Sages of the Past Can Help Us in Our Everyday Lives


The Power of Then How the Sages of the Past Can Help Us in Our Everyday Lives by James Bremner

The problems we encounter in our everyday lives - from the midlife crisis to loneliness and the search for meaning - often seem to be phenomena only of the modern world. But they have been encountered and addressed by wise men and women for countless centuries. We are sitting on a treasure chest of teachings formulated by pioneers of human psychology, spirituality and emotional states. These teachings are more than relevant today. They might just be the most radical, effective and low-cost way of changing our lives positively. The Power of Then applies the teachings of the sages of the past and the lessons of their lives to the everyday problems - emotional, mental and spiritual - that continue to beset us. From the earthy example of the medieval housewife Margery Kempe (patron saint of the midlife crisis) to the original insights of the Swiss psychologist Carl Jung, James Bremner unlocks the wisdom of the past and applies it to the present. Written in a clear, engaging and personal style, The Power of Then is full of helpful guidance, encouragement and reflection, garnered from some of the greatest sages the world has known.

About the Author

James Bremner has studied Latin, Greek, Divinity and English Literature at various levels and has had a lifelong interest in spirituality, mysticism and philosophy. He was educated at Cambridge University, from where he went on to teach English on the island of Crete, before becoming a lexicographer. He now teaches creative writing, writes on spiritual subjects, including for the radio, and gives talks. He lives in the wilds of rural Ireland.

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Publication date

2nd April 2012


James Bremner

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Hay House UK Ltd


248 pages


Popular psychology
Spirituality & religious experience



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