Who Needs Light?

by Kathryn E. May, PsyD

Who Needs Light? is a prescription for what ails the general suffering public. In families and communities throughout the world, there is a pervasive idea that thought is more valuable than emotion.  Beginning with infant brain development, the author identifies startlingly familiar influences of Darkness from a new point of view:  that of the difference between Head People and Heart People.  

The book includes a guide which defines the characteristics and habits of Abusive Personality Types. In lay terms, it shows how to identify and avoid these archetypal "Children of Darkness" wherever they might be found. 

Dr. May uses case studies, meditative exercises, original poetry, science and oral history to lead us step-by-step through the oppressive forces of materialism, self-centeredness and authoritarian religions which have shaped our present-day civilization. Her final vision is one of hope and radical spiritual evolution.

Who Needs Light? is a prescription for what ails the general suffering public. In families and communities throughout the world, there is a pervasive idea that thought is more valuable than emotion. Beginning with infant brain development, the author identifies startlingly familiar influences of Darkness from a new point of view of that of the difference between Head People and Heart People.

The book includes a guide which defines the characteristics and habits of Abusive Personality Types. In lay terms, it shows how to identify and avoid these archetypal "Children of Darkness" wherever one might find them.

Dr. May uses case studies, meditative exercises, original poetry, science and oral history to lead us step-by-step through the oppressive forces of materialism, self-centeredness and authoritarian religions which have shaped our present-day civilization. Her final vision is one of hope and radical spiritual evolution.



Praise for Who Needs Light?

"Who Needs Light? is a new literary form. It is designed as an experiential labyrinth (and an intellectual and spiritual obstacle course) which will challenge everyone from the most experienced self-help aficionado to the intellectually curious spiritual seeker.

"As the reader takes the journey through the book with Doctor Kathryn, as she calls herself on her popular blog, it presents progressively deeper and more challenging experiences. You will be asked to redefine, question and examine everything from your favorite beliefs to your pet neurosis. You will laugh, you will cry, you will nod in agreement or feel your resistance rising, but if you carry on to the end of the book, you will learn to open your heart and to see things in yourself and others you never noticed before.

"Think of it as a workbook for training in graduate level life lessons. This is not a book for sissies. Like learning any new language, change of the sort this program offers does not come in a day or a week. Resolve and old-fashioned grit will bring dramatic results if the reader invests his or her effort whole-heartedly. You do not have to agree with everything presented here. On the contrary, Dr. May encourages us to question everything. It is not an attitude that comes naturally to most of us, but if the writing here is any indication, we can expect to develop originality and creativity in the process.

"One senses that May could have worked with mainstream editors and produced a standard self-help book with one hand tied behind her back. It would have been a lesser achievement....A blend of scholarship, anecdote and poetry, May's book has the potential to offer comfort and genuine healing to many people who question why their own lives - and the wider world, thrashing around in its stew of authoritarian blaming and raging - just don't seem to be working out."

- Anne Pyburn Craig, The Bluestone Press

 

"I have downloaded your book on Kindle and I have read every word of your channeled messages. First off thank you for sharing and being brave and of service! I would like to as well! I am not sure how, but it feels like all of this info is coming to me quickly and certainly for some reason! I am just blown away by this all and want to drink it all in! So please keep on sharing, and let me know if there is any way I can help." 

- JJ

 

"I think you wrote your book for me.......you really do Understand. Thank you,"

- Sara H.

 

"Reading this book brought so much light to every relationship I have had in my life, in my own responses to the life's situations, and in relationships and responses in others that now I can see clearly. It seems so obvious now, so 'easy' to spot where the 'problem' lies and how we can solve it, how we can easily thrive to the best versions of ourselves. This book is a must-have for every parent, grandparent, and future parent who wants to leave healthy, humanly grown-ups after themselves, and for every other individual on the spiritual way. There is always a choice in life and when you finish with reading this book, you will certainly know how to make it and how not to go over and over again with same useless patterns."

- Jelena

 

"One of the best books I've ever read! "

- Dr. Wayne Dyer 

 

"Who Needs Light? is a new literary form. It is designed as an experiential labyrinth (and an intellectual and spiritual obstacle course) which will challenge everyone from the most experienced self-help aficionado to the intellectually curious spiritual seeker.     "As the reader takes the journey through the book with Dr. Kathryn, as she calls herself on her popular blog, it presents progressively deeper and more challenging experiences. You will be asked to redefine, question and examine everything from your favorite beliefs to your “pet neurosis." You will laugh, you will cry, you will nod in agreement or feel your resistance rising, but if you carry on to the end of the book, you will learn to open your heart and to see things in yourself and others you never noticed before."Think of it as a workbook for training in graduate level life lessons. This is not a book for sissies. Like learning any new language, change of the sort this program offers does not come in a day or a week. Resolve and character-building old-fashioned grit will bring dramatic results if the reader invests his or her effort whole-heartedly. You do not have to agree with everything presented here. On the contrary, Dr. May encourages us to question everything. It is not an attitude that comes naturally to most of us, but if the writing here is any indication, we can expect to develop originality and creativity in the process. " 

- Harold Sherman, MM, musician, composer, journalist: Saxophone Journal, President, Lexington Jazz Arts Foundation, Certified Reiki practitioner 

 

 

Praise for the Author's Previous Book, Back Rooms 

 

Powerful stories of desperation and courage.  If a single book could shake the young, even the not-so-young, out of their complacency, it is this one.

- The New York Times Book Review


This is a searing book. 

- Chicago Tribune

 

Provocative and highly readable. 

- Winston-Salem Journal

 

 

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