Foreward. Chapter 1: Finding the Form. Chapter 2: An Archaeology of the Soul. Chapter 3: Dark Clouds Gather. Chapter 4: Breakdown. Chapter 5: Boarding School and England. Chapter 6: The Power of Books. Chapter 7: University Years. Chapter 8: Finding Community. Chapter 9: Dying and Becoming. Chapter 10: The Conversation. Chapter 11: Embracing Vulnerability. Chapter 12: Love and Power. Chapter 13: Truth and Reconciliation. Chapter 14: Questioning the Good Life. Chapter 15: Auschwitz. Chapter 16: Social Sculpture: The Self as a Work of Art. Chapter 17: Final Pieces fall into Place. Chapter 18: Widening Circles.
Personal reflections on nurturing spiritual development and inner wellbeing
Deborah Ravetz has studied art, philosophy, and literature as part of her quest to understand what it means to be human. She sees the whole realm of art and ideas in this light; they embody our attempt to live deeply.
She works as a lecturer specialising in Art and the Development of Consciousness, and also as a painter and a Social Sculpture practitioner. Deborah is married and lives with her husband in East Sussex.
Deborah has given us a great gift by writing about her experience and reflections so thoughtfully and touchingly. Her text is so honest and lyrical that it cannot but inspire us. -- From the foreword by Adam Kahane, director of Reos Partners and author of Power and Love: A Theory and Practice of Social Change