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I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads programI am familiar with Barbara Ehrenreich as a social commentator and have read some of her essays and one or two of her books I was attracted to the premise of this book prompted by coming across a journal she kept as a teenager a lifelong atheist looks back and tries to reconstruct and analyze her adolescent search for the Truth Ehrenreich grew up in a horribly dysfunctional family in which both parents were alcoholics Her father was a brilliant but remote man and her mother crushed by the soul sucking 1950 s took her frustrations out on her oldest daughter I was drawn to the teenaged Barbara lonely and smarter than her peers who having been raised an atheist is denied the false but numbing solace of religion to help her cope with the abusive family life she must endure Like we all do when we re young she uestions the meaning of life but she falls far deeper down the rabbit hole than most of usThe first half of the book describes her uest to answer the uestion What s it all about and she ties herself in knots trying to figure out if she exists much less anyone or anything else She also begins to have episodes of dissociation in which reality briefly retreats Interestingly she doesn t seem frightened but almost embraces these episodes This culminates in her senior year of high school in what would be described as a mystical experience which because she can t even describe it to herself she essentially puts away into the recesses of her mindI can remember being that angst ridden adolescent wondering what life was all about I answered the uestion with religion for a while but somewhere in high school I rejected that institution I saw that people needed to be good for its own sake and not out of fear of damnation I never did have any patience though for the kind of philosophical metaphysical uestions that consumed Ehrenreich That total self absorption going round and round with unanswerable uestions just never seemed productive to me This made the first half of the book a bit of a slog at timesIt is interesting that the incredible experience that might seem to be a culmination of her uestioning doesn t give her any added insight In fact soon after she leaves home to attend college and the dissociative events and her endless uestioning retreat in the face of actually living her life She truly joins the human race in the mid 1960 s as a graduate student when she becomes an active antiwar protester which sets the stage for the rest of her life as a social activist After bouts of depression in her 50 s Ehrenreich comes across her adolescent journal and a few years later begins to go through it and try to make sense of the experience she had as a teenager She comes to the conclusion that there is what she calls the Other and this is what she as well as others down the ages who have had mystical experiences had glimpsed She makes it clear that this not the monotheistic God of ChristianityJudaismIslam I came to think of it as the Presence what scientists call an emergent uality something greater than the sum of all the parts the birds and cloudscapes and glittering Milky Way that begins to feel like a single breathing Other There was nothing mystical about this Presence or so I told myself It was just a matter of being alert enough to put things together to catch the drift And when it succeeded in gathering itself together out of all its bits and piecesthere was a sense of great freedom and uplift whether on my part or its She goes on to admit she is sure of nothing Do I believe that there exist invisible beings capable of making mental contact with us to produce what humans call mystical experiences No I believe nothing Belief is intellectual surrender faith a state of willed self delusion But experience empirical experience reuires me keep an open mind I can appreciate much of what she is saying I am a nonbeliever but I m not comfortable with the label of atheist I don t believe in any kind of God who is controlling our lives or the universe But I don t have proof one way or the other Could there be an Other such as Ehrenreich describes Maybe I m not convinced by the argument that people who have had mystical experiences must have connected with something though I think it much likely that it is a result of biochemical and electrical occurrences in our brains Ehrenreich lost me a bit at the end with her speculations about the Other but I will agree that we can t fully explain these kinds of experiences No doubt about it it s a fascinating topic While the first half wore me down I appreciated that reading this book caused me to spend some time revisiting my own uestioning adolescent self and reflect on my own spiritual journey It was feeling like a 3 star book but it has kept me thinking so I m giving it 4 stars This is certainly a worthwhile read and one that s bound to spark a lot of discussion Guerrilla 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I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book through the Goodreads First Reads programI am familiar with Barbara Ehrenreich as a social commentator and Kierkegaard's Christocentric Theology Ashgate New Critical Thinking in Theology Biblical Studies have read some of Antiuity Origins Classicism and the new Rome Architecture in Context her essays and one or two of Nationalism War and Jewish Education her books I was attracted to the premise of this book prompted by coming across a journal she kept as a teenager a lifelong atheist looks back and tries to reconstruct and analyze Home States and Homeland Politics her adolescent search for the Truth Ehrenreich grew up in a Drawing as Performance horribly dysfunctional family in which both parents were alcoholics Her father was a brilliant but remote man and Intuición her mother crushed by the soul sucking 1950 s took Victorian Painting her frustrations out on Reunited in Walnut River A Matter of the Heart her oldest daughter I was drawn to the teenaged Barbara lonely and smarter than Second Chance with Her Billionaire Billionaires for Heiresses #1 her peers who Victorian Painting having been raised an atheist is denied the false but numbing solace of religion to Henry James Travel help On Her Terms her cope with the abusive family life she must endure Like we all do when we re young she uestions the meaning of life but she falls far deeper down the rabbit Why I Love My Sister hole than most of usThe first Why I Love My Mummy half of the book describes Why I Love My Daddy her uest to answer the uestion What s it all about and she ties Haemophilia in Aotearoa New Zealand herself in knots trying to figure out if she exists much less anyone or anything else She also begins to Meet Marie Grace American Girls Marie Grace and Cécile #1 have episodes of dissociation in which reality briefly retreats Interestingly she doesn t seem frightened but almost embraces these episodes This culminates in Byzantium and the West 11th 15th c her senior year of Waves Formations and Values in the World System World Society Studies World Society Studies Vol 2 high school in what would be described as a mystical experience which because she can t even describe it to Black Feminism in ualitative Inuiry herself she essentially puts away into the recesses of Black Feminism in ualitative Inuiry her mindI can remember being that angst ridden adolescent wondering what life was all about I answered the uestion with religion for a while but somewhere in Developmental Transitions high school I rejected that institution I saw that people needed to be good for its own sake and not out of fear of damnation I never did Developmental Transitions have any patience though for the kind of philosophical metaphysical uestions that consumed Ehrenreich That total self absorption going round and round with unanswerable uestions just never seemed productive to me This made the first Hybridity in Peacebuilding and Development half of the book a bit 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experiences No I believe nothing Belief is intellectual surrender faith a state of willed self delusion But experience empirical experience reuires me keep an open mind I can appreciate much of what she is saying I am a nonbeliever but I m not comfortable with the label of atheist I don t believe in any kind of God who is controlling our lives or the universe But I don t A Much Needed Holiday have proof one way or the other Could there be an Other such as Ehrenreich describes Maybe I m not convinced by the argument that people who Innocent Fire have Beet The Vandel Buster Volume 5 Beet The Vandel Buster had mystical experiences must Jensen Ackles Unauthorized Uncensored her speculations about the Other but I will agree that we can t fully explain these kinds of experiences No doubt about it it s a fascinating topic While the first Parley Privateer Tales #3 half wore me down I appreciated that reading this book caused me to spend some time revisiting my own uestioning adolescent self 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READ & DOWNLOAD Living with a Wild God CHARACTERS æ Living with a Wild God Barbara Ehrenreich ↠ 1 CHARACTERS In middle age Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that uest which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny or as she later learned to call them mystical experiences A staunch atheist and rationalist she. I had a lot of aha moments with this personal exploration of spirituality by a life long atheist and scientist turned journalist As a teenager she had some mystical experiences which challenged her highly rationale world view at the time Going back to revisit the import of those experiences made for a fascinating journey of self discovery This is not a heavy philosophical exploration of ideas but of a brutally honest autobiographical account of how a person growing up in the 50 s and 60 s got settled into her life s trajectory at the cost of neglecting the fountain of her youthful uest for the bigger uestions Circling back to her launch she revives the wonder reflected in Vonnegut s phrase Fish gotta swim Bird gotta fly Man gotta sit and wonder why why why What she experienced starting about age 14 was some breaks in her hold on reality I might be in school concentrating on Latin conjugations or logarithmic tables and suddenly notice my fingers holding the pencil and realize I was looking at a combination of yellow and pink of straight and curved that had never been seen before and never would be seen again by anyone in the universe not in this precise configuration anyway and with that realization all that was familiar would drain out of the world around me Looking at entries in her journal at the time she can identify how her points of stepping out could be tagged by psychologists as classic dissociation Yet she sees a lot of positive impact on her overall uest in life and not something to write off as incipient mental illness She was headed down a path of solipsism uestioning even the reality of other minds Without the succor of God in her world view she welcomed a sense of connection to something bigger At times like that I am not even real to myself I don t know where I am My own thoughts are like a distant throbbing whisper It is as if I am only consciousness and not an individual both a part of and apart from my environment Strange Everything looks strange as if I d never seen it beforeThe budding scientist in her could recognize it as not so odd for ordinary perception to break down that I was just falling down on my job as a conscious human being sort of like going on strike Instead of attacking say trees with all the word power at my disposal or dismissing them as too routine to merit attention and moving on to the next thing I had let them run wild and speak for themselves I the point of consciousness tasked with organizing sensory data into a coherent reality had temporarily ceased to exist And whatever I saw or thought I saw during those episodes was of no significance than an optical illusion But I wasn t ready to abandon the idea that I had gained a privileged glimpse into some alternative realm or dimensionI imagine many readers would be bored by her issue as making mountains out of molehills Yet personally I could identify with the journey of her self and appreciated the links she found between her seminal outlook in youth and the path she took toward science and later engagement in the plight of people in our modern culture I only knew her from the splash she made with her book on the tough reality of people in the American working class Nickel and Dimed and her recent book criticizing the cult of positive thinking spawned by her own experience with breast cancer Bright Sided How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America Little did I know she had intense involvement in the anti war movement during the Vietnam War or in the feminist movement and how surprising that was for someone who had long subjugated herself to the isolated life of a lab scientist she got a doctorate in immunology from Rockefeller after long prior studies in chemistry The connections she made with her environment of growing up her intellectual exploration of great thinkers and poets her dabbling with Eastern philosophies and the harnessing of her ambitions in science were fascinating to me because of some similar experiences I had For example from my growing up in the West I could appreciate what captured about the impact of her early years in rural Montana Butte is where men went to escape from the sky First they dug mines that ran a mile deep into the earth which was about as far from the sky as you could get and you had to be so desperate to get there that you d risk being crushed in a collapsing tunnel or atomized in an explosion These are the lengths that men will go to avoid being eaten alive by the emptiness or at least that s how I began to see it as a childI loved feeling her struggle with basic ideas about life and death as in this journal entry It seems to me that the principle psychological factor in living things was desire The problem is is the purpose essence of desire no desire as it certainly seems to be or is the purpose in the incomplete unfulfilled desire Is the purpose of life death or is it in living Desire seems to be the unsatisfied longing for its own absence in fact it isAnd I appreciated well her unromantic perspective on her own resilience in the face of family troubles and her ability to come to empathize with her parents shortcomings Ah hell Even now insulated by so many intervening years I could choke on the pity of it They started so young and so brave my parents and ended up such sordid messes Only one thing saved my father from dying as a slobbering drunk and that was Alzheimer s disease alcohol being unavailable in the nursing home he finally expired in As for my mother she didn t live long enough to find out I grew up to have all the things she craved the adventure the causes the friends and hot romances She died too before we could settle the things between us on her third suicide attemptBut if you are thinking this is the usual story of dysfunction and abuse then I m doing a poor job telling it Who am I a former child to tell the stories of the giants of the earth whose ambitions propelled us from one city or state to another bound to each other in our constant motion They were rebels too and I respected that even as I rebelled against themHer father a mining engineer she came to forgive for his emotional distance seeing him as that great man god and Shiva like genius of self destruction It was he after all who instructed me to always ask why and thereby started or at least abetted the entire project In the end Ehrenreich embraces the why as an outlook that inexplicably is bound up with if not a who at least an other behind the scenes that baffles any one s attempt to digest what modern physics puts before us But the closer and carefully we probe the it seethes with what looks like life runaway processes driven by positive feedback loops emergent patterns violent attractions uantum leaps and always as far ahead as we can see surprises As an atheist myself who has experienced epiphanies of mysterious connectedness to the universe drug induced and not and am now struck over the limitations of science I do identify with the thrust of Ehrenreich s journey I place this book on the same mental shelf with certain others that opened my eyes to alternative ways of looking at the world including Matthiessen s The Snow Leopard and Dillard s Holy the Firm Sometimes it seems I am on the verge of pantheismThis book was provided as an advance copy by the publisher as part of the Goodreads Giveaway program Riverbeast Book 3 had kept during Der Duden in 12 Bäden Band 10 her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that uest which A Much Needed Holiday had taken Innocent Fire her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny or as she later learned to call them mystical experiences A staunch atheist and rationalist she. 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