Contradictions, Life and Awareness

A Book of Poems




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/2/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.25x8
Page Count : 72
ISBN : 9781412059640

About the Book

This book of poems is about individual life, the joys and sufferings we all experience and our struggle to become real people. It is about feelings and thoughts that come from deep inside of us encouraging us to become more aware of life and see the truth. These poems help us to trust ourselves on an individual path to consciousness beyond our ordinary self. They are part of every man's and every woman's journey in their search for love.

About the Author

Abe Magier is a clinical psychologist and a poet. He was born in Zaklikow, Poland and spent his early youth in Israel. Abe Immigrated to the United States in 1938 at the age of 14. He worked as a bus boy at the Drake Hotel in New York, as a house painter, as a toolmaker in a machine shop and in the garment industry.

He gradually developed an active private practice in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Abe also worked with cerebral palsy patients at Beth Israel Hospital in New York. For a while he worked with young male students living in a Catholic institution supervised by an order of monks, where he created and edited a magazine of poetry and short stories.

Abe Magier was the founder of a unique alternative school for disenfranchised teens in Brooklyn. He served as the school counselor and mentor to the school poetry magazine. The school's goal was to help these teens "get their heads together" so they could enter college.

Abe Magier is now devoting his time to developing an Institute for Mental Health which will make use of therapy and education with both eastern and western therapeutic approaches.

For many years, Abe has been an active participant in the work of the philosopher G. I. Gurdjieff, whose teaching takes awareness beyond the ordinary in every life experience. This poet of our times is interested in exploring a variety of spiritual teachings to examine different approaches which can be used to unlock self-imposed limits.