John Welwood, PhD, (1943–2019) was an American clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, teacher, editor, and author often noted for his introduction of the concept of “spiritual bypassing,” or using spiritual practices to sidestep dealing with unresolved emotional issues. He was known for integrating psychological and spiritual concepts and showing effects of meditation on the nature of the mind.
Love is what we long to receive and to give, yet our intimate relationships are conflicted and often painful. The late psychologist John Welwood looks at the difference between absolute and relative love, and the wound within each of us that no other can heal.
This powerful collection of essays by such notables as D. H. Lawrence, Robert Bly, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and Rainer Maria Rilke focuses on the challenges of love between men and women, addressing the questions and difficulties arising for people in relationships today.