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Far Journey: A Psychiatrist's Chronicle

is the story of therapy, of mythic symbol ... of the psychic dance between patient and healer ... and healer to his soul. Far Journey begins and ends at the interface between psychiatry and religion, dissolving the boundary which has for too long separated the two. It is a remarkable psycho-spiritual adventure.
---- Ze'ev ben Jacob
Far Journey: A Psychiatrist's Chronicle is an intriguing true story told with such a deft narrative style that it reads as if it were a novel, unfolding details of a doctor-patient relationship that reaches into the realm of faith and the mystical.
 
While the book examines several cases dealt with by Dr. Rex Cordis during 1973, at the core is the story of Cordis' treatment of Renata Delacross, an aristocratic young woman who suffers from "hypochondriasis, marijuana addiction and schizophrenia," as a note of referral from another doctor states.
 
Since "organic" treatment hasd been unsuccessful, a different approach is deemed necessary, and that's what Cordis offers.
 
Amid other demands on his time, he begins seeing Miss Delacross, talking with her about her life, dreams and experiences. At 24, she has done some globe-spanning travel and encountered numerous people and intrigues.
 
After being briefly removed from the case by family members, Cordis eventually resumes sessions with her. He utilizes interpretation of various symbols to begin to understand her problems and to lead her on an inward journey.
 
Although he is Jewish, Cordis begins to guide Miss Delacross, a Catholic, back toward her faith.   
 
One of the most inrtriguing features of the book is the exploration of mythic symbols and various aspects of dreams.
 
Cordis is obviously a Renaissance man. He can draw on a vast field of knowledge ranging from history, to poetry and literature to mysticism to help Miss Delacross.
 
As her journey begins, he explains it is a trip inward: "Perhaps yours is to be a journey to yourself. A voyage to your inner center, where you will encounter the living mystery of the unconscious. On such a journey you go alone. Such a journey -- and I stress this -- requires the heart and mind of a true adventurer."
 
The trip is an enthralling one for the reader. Especially fascinating are Cordis' examinations of Miss Delacross' dreams as he follows patterns and relates seemingly unrelated strands.
 
The story is also enriched by Miss Delacross' background, which includes locales as Casablanca and intrigues tied to the Shah of Iran's secret police.
 
Also significant are the examination of ties between Judaism and Christianity and the overall nature of faith and its importance in human happiness.
 
     ----- Sidney Williams, Alexandria Daily Town Talk, Alexandria-Pineville, La., Sunday, August 1, 1993.

Faith In A Hurting World

Explore what faith has to offer with insightful books from InfoFaith Communications, Inc. Faith in a Hurting World by Roy Hanu Hart is a perceptive book that will open your eyes to new ways of thinking and strengthen your faith in ways you never thought possible.

It doesn't matter if you have no faith. We live in a time when non-belief is in fashion. Such disbelief has been going on for centuries. Reading Faith in a Hurting World by Roy Hanu Hart, a psychiatrist with 40 years of experience, including pioneering work in religiotherapy, may lead you to find faith. If you already possess faith, this remarkable book may help reinforce your faith--an intellectual and spiritual reward that many deep thinking and lay minds alike experience.

You face huge challenges as you explore the vast, complex frontier of faith. The problem is there's no clear compass that keeps you pointed toward a precise destination. That's why recent polls show people are drifting away from religion. More than a quarter of respondents say they don't practice any kind of religion and half of them seldom, if ever, attend religious services.

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Also lingering in the minds of many people today lurk memories of centuries of trouble, turbulence, and tribulation. Such terror and torture that people have known down through the ages have tested whether their faith would survive. Yet today you are likely to be among many who are mired in a roiling religious cauldron of overwhelming cynicism.

You have good reasons to welcome Faith in a Hurting World.

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Journey of Faith

Here is an example of how Freud's "idiographic" mind worked -- and of his interest in numbers. While correcting the proofs of his book The Interpretation of Dreams in 1899, he wrote a friend that he had reached the point where he was so fed up with the chore that he would make no further corrections "even if it contained 2467 mistakes." Now, most of us would say we won't make one more correction even if there are 100 or 1000 errors. Freud being Freud, he set about analyzing himself to find out how he had come with such a number as 2467.
 
At breakfast he had been reading the Vienna newspaper and had come across an item about the retirement of a certain Colonel M as Inspector-General of Ordinance. He had commented to his wife that he himself hoped to be able to work another 24 years. Freud recalled that he had met Colonel M while a medical student at the University of Vienna and it was on his 24th birthday.  Thereafter he followed the career of the colonel with some interest, and when he read about his retirement, he began musing on his own eventual retirement. He was 43 at the time. The pieces came together. If he worked 24 more years, he would be 67 when it came time to close out his practice. Thus the number 2467....

Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical study of God, in its strictest sense refers to the medieval Jewish mystical tradition. My kabbalistic psychotherapy (KPT) is a system of psychodynamic psychotherapy incorporating elements from Kabbalah. I extended the scope of KPT by adding an English-language approach, so that much of what I was doing in this area could be labeled neokabbalistic therapy. In my KPT work, I would make extensive use of gematria, or Jewish numerology -- the interchanging of Hebrew numbers and letters. By adapting it to the mnemonicist's number letter system [q.v.], I had transformed it, while at the same time widening its applicability, into what could be called neogematria.

Some patients who came to see me would begin by being hung up by that bugaboo, mysticism. I would explain to them that in my hands mysticism was stripped of its age-old deadweight -- witchcraft, magic, divination -- and what I was following was a system that could at times connect with the transcendent, that which lies beyond time and space...The idea behind KPT was to seize upon those special moments, rare moments when a window into the noetic realm -- the spiritual realm -- would open....

---- from Journey of Faith, 2003, pp. 150-151

 

You are five numbers away from a life-altering discovery! Author Roy Hanu Hart reveals the sacred "numbers of heaven" you need to know about in his new book, Journey of Faith. Picture yourself finding inner peace, God's love, and renewed energy for your own journey through life--whether it's personal matters, business-related issues, or professional performance. You can easily cultivate an awareness of these numbers anywhere or anytime, be it in church or in synagogue, at work or at home, as quickly as you want, or as leisurely as you wish.

Knowing the sacred numbers of heaven can actually help you point to the evidence of God's existence. Isn't it comforting to know that by developing a sense for such numbers you'll also feel yourself traveling with God's presence, giving you a sureness of strength, guidance, and hope?

Certain numbers do add up to serene power. They make your search for God more significant. They let you grasp His wholeheartedness. They allow you to embrace His nearness.

When you become sensitized to those sacred numbers, you'll further recognize His presence in the wonders of the Earth, at the contour of the land, on the shore of the sea, and by the sound of the raging surf. And when these special numbers permit you to find the proof of His presence, you will discover your own life's truth.

That's why Roy Hanu Hart says in his book that these are the sacred numbers that fortify your faith.

Journey's End

Is there a God, or is there not a God? That is the most important question you will ask during your lifetime. Do not look to science for your answer. Science tells us how the universe runs, not who or what made it nor why.

Do theologians, titular guardians of the Great Mystery, have the answer? The 16th-century Anglican churchman Richard Hooker defined theology as the science of the divine. Today we would substitute “study” or even “pursuit” for “science” in Hooker’s definition. The study into God’s essence goes on, but no one knows what God is, except to resort to descriptive terms, e.g., immaterial, spiritual, transcendent, immanent, omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient, and in Christianity, love. In the final analysis, those who accept the reality of God do so on faith.

We are either living in salvation history or we are not. Salvation history posits that this is God’s universe and God is in charge. There are those who hold to this view, and then there are those who do not. The choice is ours as to which of these approaches to life we decide to follow.  Physician/scientist Roy Hanu Hart, in his autobiography, Journey’s End: The Name, tells the story of how he chose the path that leads to God.

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Hart knew from his early years, when his grandfather bequeathed the 2000-year-old name of his ancestors to him, that he had a rendezvous with God…and he kept it. His is an unusual story which he now shares with his readers. If you are looking for “proof” of God’s existence, what you will encounter in Journey’s End will bring you about as close to such proof as you will ever find…or need. And after 86 years on Earth, Hart can say unabashedly, “Life goes better with God.”

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