Memoirs of a Transformational Journey
by Serge Beddington-Behrens
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Pub Date 01 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 11 Sep 2023
John Hunt Publishing Ltd, www.o-books.com
The rollicking adventures of a man born into privilege, who chose to leave his old world behind to find a path of soul.
Amazing Grace: Memoirs of a Transformational Journey is about one man’s struggle to discover his soul in a soulless world, in which he argues that a new kind of human being needs to emerge if our society is to be healed. This new person will need to be someone who will have ‘worked on themselves’ to have become less materialistic and less ego-centred, more planet-friendly and, in particular, more concerned about the well-being of their fellow human beings. In this honest and no-holds-barred book, we learn that if we choose to undertake such a journey, there is no avoiding a confrontation with all those areas of ourselves which prevent this. In author Serge Beddington-Behren’s case, this included his need to come face to face with his chauvinism, his ‘little boy’ who refused to grow up, his narcissism - the myth that the ‘right woman’ would save him - and the delusion of being ‘special’! Chronicling his encounters with the many wise people he’s met along his way, Amazing Grace shows how to let go of attachments to false narratives and assists one in becoming more honest and open-hearted. Serge’s adventures are amusing in places; his hope is that upon discovering the many gifts and blessings that came his way as he aspired to evolve, the reader might feel moved to embark upon similar journeys of self-discovery, vital to our planet’s survival.
A Note From the Publisher
He has contributed over fifty articles to journals dealing with transpersonal issues and has written two books, "Awakening the Universal Heart, a Guide for Spiritual Activists", and most recently "Gateways to the Soul, Inner Work for the Outer World, published in 2020. He now lives in Mallorca but travels a great deal training people in the art of being spiritual activists. In 2000 he was awarded an Italian knighthood for services to humanity. He is married and has one young daughter.
In ‘Amazing Grace’ my dear friend Serge has described not only his own transformational journey, but he also speaks for many of his generation who grew up in the ferment of 1960’s hippiedom, looking for new ways of being and living. This is a passionate and engaging narrative by a man of unique style who has lived fully while also often suffering deeply as he struggles to break through to a whole new way of living. Born into a huguely privileged background entailed its own dysfunctions and wounds and these very much shaped the agenda of Serge’s life journey as he felt that many of the values which he had been raised to subscribe to, were the very ones which needed to be surrendered if one was to have a world that worked. A deeply humane and wise book.
David Lorimer - programme director of the Scientific and Medical Network and author of many books including 'Resonant Mind' and 'Science, Consciousness and Ultimate Reality.'