VividLife Radio’s Kristen White welcomes author Dr. Allan Hunter to discuss his new book Gratitude and Beyond, an exploration of how gratitude is just the beginning of the journey of self-discovery.
Allan Hunter has spent his life exploring the intersection of literature, ancient wisdom, and the ways of the heart. His studies have led to him uncover the extraordinary power that exists within certain texts, ancient and modern, and to find the ways we can access that power in our own lives. He is a full professor of Literature at Curry College, a counselor, and his doctoral degree in literature is from Oxford University. British by birth, he traveled extensively in Europe, India, Africa, and India before settling in Boston, Massachusetts.Three of his books seek to show readers how to use writing as a therapeutic and life-enhancing tool. They are all based in workshops he has taught for over thirty years (ʺThe Sanity Manualʺ, ʺLife Passagesʺ, and ʺWrite Your Memoirʺ). In each case the emphasis is on using writing and story to reach a place a deeper understanding and peace.His other books have explored the way six specific archetypes recur in the 3000 years of the western world’s great literature; ʺStories We Need to Knowʺ, ʺThe Six Archetypes of Loveʺ, and ʺPrinces, Frogs and Ugly Sisters: The Grimm Brothers’ Healing Talesʺ. He concludes that these archetypes are ways for us to contact the deep structures of the psyche.His tenth book, ʺThe Path of Synchronicityʺ, asks us to consider what it is the universe seems to nudge us to do, rather than what we think will make us famous or wealthy. As such times we move into the flow of synchronicity.He followed this with ʺSpiritual Hungerʺ in which he asks us to consider how we can feed our inner need for relevance in a mass culture, and how we can choose healthy possibilities rather than those sold to us by large corporations.His most recent work is ʺGratitude and Beyondʺ – an exploration of how gratitude is just the beginning of the journey of self-discovery. Following a brush with death he describes how he learned, the hard way, lessons he needed to know so that he could live more harmoniously in the world. www.allanhunter.net
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