The Ben Franklin Award, from the Independent Book Publisher's Association: The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician, is a finalist in the Body, Mind & Spirit category. Whether it wins a Silver or Gold award will be announced on May 29th, 2013 in a Gala ceremony in New York.
The New England Book Festival: Spiritual Books Category-2012, The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician, won an honorable mention award.
The Great Southwest Book Festival: Spiritual Books Category-2013, The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician, won an honorable mention award.
BACK COVER QUOTES:
Dr. Michael Mayer has helped numerous people through his knowledge of psychotherapeutic principles, internal martial arts practices, and life style enhancement. Readers of this book will find Dr. Mayer's personal story an engrossing one, and may be motivated to recast their own beliefs and behaviors, even reluctantly, into a metaphysical mode.
—Stanley Krippner, Ph.D.
Alan Watts Professor of Psychology, Saybrook University
Co-author, Personal Mythology
In the 1970s Dr. Michael Mayer began his study of Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong with me. With continuous diligence, devotion, and skill he grows and ages with me as faithful student and friend. It delights my eyes and warms my heart to witness the masterful way Dr. Mayer creates a joining of hands between Eastern and Western spiritual traditions in this book.
—Fong Ha, internationally recognized grandmaster
of Tai Chi Chuan and Yi Chuan Qigong
Behind the veil of our everyday experiences there is another reality that beckons our attention. Michael Mayer’s revelations in this domain are a guide for anyone who desires a richer and more fulfilling experience of life. If you think life must contain more juice than you have known so far, this book is for you.
—Larry Dossey, MD
Author, Healing Words
Kirkus Reviews says: "A meaningful contribution to the spiritual self-help library…A psychologist blends spiritual paths from the East, West, and beyond for an innovative approach to healing…an expansive tale told with humility and insight."
The Midwest Book Review says (December, 2012): "...much to ponder on the spirtual world and how to better understand it...the metaphysical is not taken lightly in "The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician." ...How to better piece together one's place and soul for the ones who don't delve into the ideas that the stars determine our destiny. Worth considering for spirituality and metaphysical collections..."
The Mindquest Review of Books by Lightword Publishing (2013): This book explains why negative experiences, or just coping with today's reality, offers opportunity for accessing your inner "Genii" to create a better life. Dr Mayer reveals ancient secrets and methods to cope with common problems and for entering a rewarding life path. Mindquest recommends and reviews the book, The Path of the Reluctant Metaphysician, as "exceptional."
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
I love Michael's new book, a fascinating storytelling from a thoughtful revolutionary in the field of healing. The tile of the "reluctant metaphysician" represents a humble invitation from a passionate healer who skillfully combines personal stories with historical myths and firm evidence from his clinical practice. I will use this book as a reference in my practice and will recomend it to many of my patients.