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Alice Miller

Thruth Will Set You Free - Overcoming Emotional Blindness

(German title: Evas Erwachen)
ca. 160 pages
Paperback
2003
Alice Miller
Foto: Alice Miller
© Julika Miller

Alice Miller has been a psychotherapist and researcher in matters of the influence of childhood troubles on the adult for more than 20 years. In 1980 she decided to dedicate herself completely to writing in order to commit to her broad experience of the deeper meanings of childhood and share her knowledge of their decisive persistence in entire life with a larger public. Alice Miller died on April 14th, 2010 at the age of 87.

www.alice-miller.com

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When God created the Garden of Eden, he came up with a cruel scenario: He gave Adam and Eve the tree of knowledge, but forbade them to eat of its fruits. The Father of all fathers punished the disobedience of his children with great suffering.

This Paradise in which obedience is viewed as a virtue, curiosity as a sin and ignorance of good and evil is considered an ideal state of affairs, is alarmingly reminiscent of what is typically referred to as the »paradise of childhood«: Once a child refuses to follow the god-like commands of its parents, it is punished, and on top of that, is persuaded the punishment is for his/her own good. But what happens to the anger and pain a child must suppress, in an effort to see the emotional and physical maltreatment as something beneficial? Early emotional experiences often leave behind traces in the body which are stored as information. They influence our way of thinking, feeling and behaving when we reach adulthood, yet elude our consciousness. A frequent result is the creation of a vicious circle of violence. In her latest book, Alice Miller shows how this circle can be broken and how we can arrive at a deeper consciousness through gaining emotional insights into our own history.

In The Thruth will set you free, Miller explains the origins of feelings that often remain misunderstood and shows us how to break free of our blameless immaturity – to the benefit of the present, but also future generations. (book description from the English edition by Basic Books)

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Wege des Lebens/Paths of Life (2007)

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Dein gerettetes Leben/Free from Lies (2007)

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Die Revolte des Körpers/The Body Never Lies (2005)

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Abbruch der Schweigemauer/Breaking Down the Wall of Silence (2003)

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Das Drama des begabten Kindes und die Suche nach dem wahren Selbst/Drama of the Gifted Child (1997)

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Das verbannte Wissen/Banished Knowledge (1990)

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Der gemiedene Schlüssel/ The Untouched Key (1988)

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Bilder einer Kindheit/Pictures of a Childhood (1985)

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Du sollst nicht merken/Thou Shalt Not Be Aware (1983)

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Am Anfang war Erziehung/For Your Own Good (1983)

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