The administrators of 26 Facebook groups, representing 416,520 members, have now accepted TASIL for serialization on their sites! These include:


Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy Training

Seekers of Healing of Mind Body and Spirit

Psychotherapy Cognitive Behavioural

Psychology Matters

Practical Metaphysics

Practical Enlightenment

Eternal Wisdom

Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy Training

Esoteric Psychology and Human Energy Systems

Psychology and Modern World and

Association for Transpersonal Psychology


Introducing the first installment on his group, Association for Transpersonal Psychology Administrator John McKenzie wrote:


A Life Committed:


Elliot Talenfeld decided to go way beyond the snippets of growth he was getting while attending the odd weekend self-help workshop. He wanted to live his life fully committed to building and maintaining a community of loving relationships every day. His journey was greatly inspired by M. Scott Peck's book "The Road Less Traveled" and more specifically by this quote from the book, "...any genuinely loving relationship is one of mutual psychotherapy."


Elliot has exposed his life and adventure in his new book, "Through a Still Imperfect Lens" which he will serialize on the ATP Facebook group page. The full book is available in print or Kindle versions on Amazon and via his website. You can also find all of his correspondence with Peck on the website (





Talenfeld’s book, THROUGH A STILL IMPERFECT LENS, invites the reader to accompany him on an intimate and unflinching journey into the dark and uncharted topography of the human soul. The book is a passionate, inspired amalgam of New Age Spirituality, Eastern Mysticism and intense, Talmudic self-examination, combined with the psycho-spiritual philosophies of self-actualization promoted by Maslow, Rogers and Buber. The author, using his own life as a template, bravely attempts the reconciliation of transactional and transformational approaches to human relationships. He brings his heart to the slaughter and his best bone to the fight! The book is engaging and easy to understand, offering ample rewards for the thoughtful and discerning reader. It has certainly inspired me!  -- Gary Bynkoski



I was drawn to read Elliot's autobiographical memoir after seeing a brief excerpt from his book on Facebook.  As a Jewish psychotherapist born into a dysfunctional middle class family in the North of England, who, like Elliot, has travelled a spiritual journey for much of my life, I resonated hugely from his search through 'so-called' gurus, spiritual groups, psycho-spiritual counselling and personal therapy in order to find himself.


What, for me, was important was the way in which he explored his marital issues and relationships.  Thought provoking, whether or not we believe in soul mates, karma or other, once we have begun our own journey through therapy and perhaps followed a path training to become practicing psychotherapists, many questions are posed as to that which is carried through the generations.  It made me question more deeply my own relationships, partners, husbands and the roles we play. Do we respond as our mother or our father within our marriage?  Who is playing out which role and when does the 'real self' actually emerge?  And how far back do the dynamics actually go?


A fascinating read forcing me to study my own process ever more deeply raising much food for thought and entering a deeper level of my own psyche!  Thank you Elliot Tanfeld for so much material to be worked through within my own analysis. -- Elise Wardle MA, MBACP (Accred.), Psychotherapist


and from amazon reviewERs:


5.0 out of 5 stars The most honest and authentic....

November 2, 2017

Format: Kindle Edition


As things go in life, you chance upon things out of nowhere and they fall into right places.

I consider stumbling upon this book as part of those synchronous events in life. The cliche: 'teacher appears when student is ready' fits into this scheme. Unlike the author (who practically has experienced all that he has experienced), my reading of this book was from the perspective of having had experienced reading several of the spiritual guides and their life history (some of whom are mentioned by the author as well). I was drawn to this book due having been a fan of Scott Peck's philosophy.

At the end of the read, here is what I felt: This book is one of the most authentic, genuine and honestly written narrative I have seen of this genre. Upon arriving at this conclusion, I re-read the title of the book, and was comfortably assured that I am not making an incorrect conclusion. If nothing else, you will gain a lot of wisdom from this book.


Sandra D. White, author of Love You, Bye and Monkey’s Wedding

5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful!

March 9, 2018

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase


I was inspired to read Elliot Talenfeld’s book after coming across an excerpt he posted on Facebook about a traumatic childhood incident that came to light in his later years, something he termed, “inter-psychic, emotional force between a parent and child.” The dynamics of the situation struck a chord in me. The way he was able to excavate and untangle a complicated set of buried emotional wounds gave me insight into a situation I’ve been working on in my own family. There were other such insightful passages in the book that spoke to me, especially when it seemed to me he dug the deepest into himself trying to find answers. I appreciated his search and journey, and his ability to articulate his findings. A worthy read.



Joanne Coughlin

5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful book. The author opens up his life and ...

August 8, 2017

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase


What a wonderful book. The author opens up his life and I felt that I was right there with him living his life with him and the the ending a happy one (which i love!) Definitely worth a read!



Terri Bush

5.0 out of 5 stars I Love It!!!

July 22, 2017

Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase


An amazing book, I'm only a short way into it, but I love it very much!


5.0 out of 5 stars  Buy this book. Right now. It’s amazing.

March 19, 2018

Format: Paperback


I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading. No expectations. But what unfolded on the pages was many things. Raw emotion that had me in tears at times, honesty that at times was uncomfortable but necessary for both the writer and reader.

Introspection isn’t an easy exercise at the best of times, but documented introspection that is then published and shared is a whole different thing. I am in awe. After reading the last page, I felt honoured and privileged that Mr. Talenfeld “put himself out there” and I able to share in his story. Through a Still Imperfect Lens is a must-read. Do yourself a favour and buy this book. Today. Right now.


Amazon Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars READ IT !!!

September 13, 2017

Format: Paperback


Booyah Talenfeld! He has brought to me memories of a happier life era with a teacher whose psycho spiritual therapy promises a better future.

I love this trip and highly recommend that you read it.

jackie richards

5.0 out of 5 starsWhat a compelling read! I couldn't put it down ...

February 15, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition


What a compelling read! I couldn't put it down! It is an honest, direct and revealing account of one man's search for what is lasting and important.




“Continue to the end with writing this book, to which you quite obviously seem called.”


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