Stephanie Dowrick In the Company of Rilke

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In the Company of Rilke

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Rainer Maria Rilke was a giant of twentieth-century writing who remains a visionary voice for our own time. He captivated readers not only with his brilliance but also his profound understanding of the complex beauty and depth of human existence.

Here, as in Rilke’s own writing, a poet can speak directly to God while also doubting God. Astonishingly, this is the first major study of Rilke from a spiritual perspective, even though the greatest of Rilke’ s gifts was to show how life inevitably centers upon a profound mystery—to which we can freely open ourselves.

Drawing on her deep understanding of Rilke’s writing, as well as her own personal spiritual journey, Dr. Stephanie Dowrick offers an intimate and accessible appreciation of this exceptional poet and his transcendent work.

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Stephanie Dowrick, PhD, is noted for her highly encouraging, accessible writing on key issues affecting our personal and collective wellbeing. Her international best sellers include Choosing Happiness, Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love, Intimacy and Solitude, Creative Journal Writing, Seeking the Sacred and In the Company of Rilke. Formerly a publisher, and also a trained psychotherapist and literary critic, Dr Dowrick draws on the latest insights from the worlds of psychology and spiritual activism as well as timeless universal wisdom teachings. Written with beauty and remarkable care, her books are applauded by critics and loved by readers. "Courageous and original, she asks the most difficult questions with enormous heart and intelligence." Joyce Kornblatt, A Reason for Wings "Stephanie Dowrick is a godsend. Her gift is the ability to write in a manner that genuinely enriches and changes lives." Nigel Marsh, author and global CEO "Stephanie Dowrick makes the hard questions simple...if anyone can cause a happiness revolution, she can." Paul Wilson, Instant Calm. "I felt bathed in warmth and compassion, soothed and reassured as Stephanie Dowrick became my companion." Dr Juliet Batten, Dancing with Seasons. For more information visit http://www.stephaniedowrick.com

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"This book is lovely: serious, informed, honest, warm, delightful to read...bringing us into the company of the most human of men and his astonishingly beautiful poetry." John Armstrong, In Search of Civilization

"In the Company of Rilke discusses the impact of Rilke's poetry of interiority on today's reader. Stephanie Dowrick probes Rilke's "presence" in an accesible fusion of personal quest and scholarly agility."  Will Stone, Times Literary Supplement (London)

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