Spirituality Today

Challenging Paradigms & Expanding Consciousness

Publication Date: April 11, 2017
Publisher: North Atlantic Books; Reprint edition
Author(s): Nathan Schwartz-Salant
Title: The Order-Disorder Paradox: Understanding the Hidden Side of Change in Self and Society
The Order-Disorder Paradox by Nathan Schwartz-Salant

Drawing on nearly five decades of research as well as forty-five years working as a psychoanalyst, Nathan Schwartz-Salant explains that, in a world where vast amounts of order are being created through the growing success of science and technology, the concomitant disorder is having devastating effects upon relationships, society, and the environment.

As a Jungian analyst with training in the physical sciences, Schwartz-Salant is uniquely qualified to explore scientific conceptions of energy, information, and entropy alongside their mythical antecedents. He analyzes the possible effects of created disorder, including its negative consequences for the creator of the preceding order as well as its potentially transformative functions.

With many examples of the interaction of order and disorder in everyday life and psychotherapy, The Order-Disorder Paradox makes new inroads into our understanding of the wide-ranging consequences of the order we create and its effects on others and the environment.

Review Credit: Review copy kindly supplied by North Atlantic Book, Berkeley, CA, USA