How can we realize our full potential? Is the answer available through the scientific approach and rigor of Western psychology or in the esoteric wisdom of the East? I believe the answer lies somewhere in between.
Since beginning her education and career as a psychotherapist 30 years ago, Margot has felt that our perception, understanding and corresponding ways of working with clients were too limited. In some cases, they did not include the human element and in others the spiritual. Margot set out in search of a means of addressing the full scope of human experience and potential. Her quest took her through many schools, books and trainings. Finally in India, she discovered the work of Sri Aurobindo, an eminent Indian mystic. His description of human experience, consciousness and potential not only fit her experiences and intuitions, but left plenty of growing room. Aurobindo’s works became the foundation for her personal and professional development, leading to a wonderful and limitless journey. Expanding our worldview and approaches toward psychology creates space for our greater potential. We can move toward wholeness, wholesomeness and a new, more congruent way of being with ourselves, others, our society and our planet.
Psychology in the Light of the East conveys a vision of human potential and psychology that transcends the borders of East and West and opens the scope for a multi-dimensional, pluri-disciplinary and inclusive theory and practice for psychology. Moving past current psychological scopes of treating symptoms or simple well-being, this book offers an invitation and means for transformation from ego to soul-consciousness.