Creative Use of Emotion | Himalayan Institute

Creative Use of Emotion

Swami Rama, Swami Ajaya, MD

A great sage of the Himalayas collaborates with an American-trained psychologist in this practical, holistic perspective on the role of emotions in the evolution of consciousness. They explain how we can expand our consciousness from a state of conflict, confusion, and unrest to an experience of peace, joy, and radiance, which is the core essence of our being. This important work outlines the journey from emotion to enlightenment and sheds light on how the creative use of emotion empowers inner transformation and the pursuit of freedom, while helping us engage in the drama of life with a clear, calm, and joyful mind.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 1976
ISBN: 978-0-893890933
162 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

Self-Help / Inspiration

About the Authors:

One of the greatest adepts, teachers, writers, and humanitarians of the 20th century, Swami Rama (1925-1996) is the founder of the Himalayan Institute. Born in Northern India, he was raised from early childhood by the Himalayan sage, Bengali Baba. He traveled from monastery to monastery and studied with a variety of Himalayan saints and sages. Swami Rama also received higher education in both India and Europe. From 1949 to 1952, he held the prestigious position of Shankaracharya in South India. He then returned to his master to receive further training at his cave monastery. In 1969 he came to the United States. His best known work, Living With the Himalayan Masters, reveals the many facets of this singular adept and demonstrates his embodiment of the living tradition of the East.

Swami Ajaya, MD has the unique distinction of being both a licensed clinical psychologist and a Swami. Dr. Allan Hymes received his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry. In 1973 he was initiated as a Swami in the Himalayan tradition by Swami Rama. This initiation took place in Rishikesh, on the banks of the Ganges, on Shivaratri, a sacred holy day. As Swami Ajaya, he spent years in India studying and teaching yoga and meditation. He has authored and edited several landmark texts that integrate Eastern and Western approaches to healing the whole person.

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