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
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 (http://www.stillimperfectlens.com/id40.html).
AND HERE IS WHAT INDIVIDUAL READERS ARE SAYING:
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.
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
from amazon reviewERs:
5.0 out of 5 stars The most honest and authentic....
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!
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.
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful book. The author opens up his life and ...
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!
5.0 out of 5 stars I Love It!!!
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.
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.
5.0 out of 5 stars READ IT !!!
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.
5.0 out of 5 starsWhat a compelling read! I couldn't put it down ...
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.
AND FROM M.SCOTT
PECK, AUTHOR OF THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED:
to the end with writing this book, to which you quite obviously seem called.”