Being Space is a deep and scholarly book with a wide ranging appeal. With insight and humor, Patrick de Sercey explores the ground of being, the place he terms “Being Space”, what it is to Be without the definitions and impositions of society, culture, religion or any of the other structures that surround us. Drawing from such seemingly diverse areas such as Existentialism, Buddhism, Jungian analysis and the idea of The Great Mother, among others, Pat illuminates this book with his wisdom and humanity. Through the anecdotes of his own experiences, as a philosopher, psychotherapist, Korean war veteran and his upbringing as a member of the French Nobility, he expounds on his subject matter not just from a theoretical standpoint but from the standpoint of one who has lived and experienced. One of the most original thinkers of our time, de Sercey, through this book, surely and deftly draws the reader into their Being Space.
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Patrick de Sercey is one of the most original thinkers in his field and Moon Bear Press is delighted to be associated with him. This book is an original, spanning as it does the various Philosophical , Religious and Cultural stances from the viewpoint of Being, a heady topic to undertake at anytime but one de Sercey carries off with intelligence, depth and his own inimitable humor. The book is a wonderful companion to his video, Existentialism, also available from Amazon.com.About the Author:
Patrick de Sercey Patrick de Sercey was born in Normandy, France, in 1932. One of four sons born to aristocratic parents, his name is still listed in the Book of French Nobility as the Count Patrick de Sercey. During the second world war his family estate was occupied by Nazi officers. At the cessation of the war his mother moved to the United States, bringing Patrick and his younger brother, Antoine. His schooling was completed by attending a military school and seriously considering a military career. A tour of duty in Korea as an infantry squad leader put an end to that consideration.
He attended the University of Delaware, Columbia University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and Florida State University studying political science, anthropology, international law and organization, ultimately receiving a graduate degree in Humanities (art history and philosophy).
A brilliant teacher and lecturer, he has taught French, Humanities, Sociology, Philosophy and Psychology at different colleges and universities where he also engaged in extensive drug counseling with students.
For almost the past thirty years he has maintained a small zendo in his home where he provides instruction and opportunities for people to engage in Zen mediation.
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Book Description Moon Bear Pr, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0944164145
Book Description Moon Bear Pr, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 322 pages. 8.90x6.00x0.90 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0944164145
Book Description Moon Bear Pr, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110944164145