The Primal Contradiction: My Escape from the Pitfall of Self-Delusion presents the spiritual memoir of Daniel St. Clair, who examines his own life, beginning with his memories as a young child. He shares his search for an explanation for the profound sense of solitude he shouldered through the years of his youth. Finally, his exploration brings him to a realization of theThe Primal Contradiction: My Escape from the Pitfall of Self-Delusion presents the spiritual memoir of Daniel St. Clair, who examines his own life, beginning with his memories as a young child. He shares his search for an explanation for the profound sense of solitude he shouldered through the years of his youth. Finally, his exploration brings him to a realization of the truth that he had been living by a pretense and that, all along, the real truth of his life had been pursuing him.Grounded in the detailed recollections of a personal history, the chapters of The Primal Contradiction entwine those stories with the seasoned reflections of the author's look back on his own life. Chapter titles indicate the kinds of topics the author explores: “Adolescence,” “And Then I Die,” “Awakened,” “Good Dog,” “The Cost,” “Doubt,” and “Going Home.”If you find either inspiration or consolation-or both-in sharing another's journey of self-discovery, then The Primal Contradiction: My Escape from the Pitfall of Self-Delusion will provide you with a thoughtful, honest, and truth-seeking account of one man's journey from self-delusion to the recognition of the truth of his own life....
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The Primal Contradiction: My Escape From the Pitfall of Self-Delusion Reviews
Though this book is quite interesting, it is quite confusing. This is a memoir about a man who has taken the journey to find himself in this world. It involves his life struggles, such as finding love and friendship. The way in which the author describes his childhood and growing up can either coincide with or against how the reader viewed their own childhood. There are many aspects that I was able to relate to, such as the search for friendship and feeling as if my friends had some kind of control over me. It is interesting to think about how much control younger adolescents allow their friends to have power over their decisions. I did not relate to the drugs, LSD, aspect of the writing, though it was intriguing to read. The pace is rather slow and the author jumps around a good bit from story to story. It was personally difficult for me to follow along very well and lost my interest at times. I'm unsure who the target audience would be, but I would suggest this book to adult readers. The language used can be a bit odd at times. I feel that with a little more structure this book could be amazing. I give much credit to the author for sharing his life story with the world. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
I find the Author to be a deep thinker and quite intelligent. Refreshing.Even though I was never addicted to drugs, as a survivor of abuse I am able to relate to certain aspects of Daniel's journey. The Author left me wanting to know more when I reached the final page. Without giving too much away I will say that there is a quote in the book that hit home for me and I will lock it away in my memory and pull it out whenever I need to remind myself of certain things.I'd also like to say that the ending tugged at my heart.I want to thank Daniel St. Clair for his courage to write The Primal Contradiction. I give this book five stars for the Author's courage and the potential of this book to help others. Daniel's story matters.
An interesting book of mind games! The author traveled a hard road to finding himself and his mind/ego in his growing years, which seemed to take forever. Experimenting with pot, alcohol and drugs to help solve his problems, he only delayed or hindered his "finding himself" in his younger years. I think he was, if this is a real picture of him, such an insecure and troubled person for years that he grasped at so many straws to try and figure out how he could be satisfied with his life, that he became a little insane in his mind. His parents didn't seems to be much help, sending him off to Catholic School as a youngster, not seeing him as a teenager as one that really needed more help than they could provide and letting him (or not noticing) that he needed discipline and structure. Any teenager that is allowed to roam around at all hours of the night is bound to be in trouble, if not physically, mentally. Where were his parents in this struggle? This is a book I would recommend to a troubled teen or someone that might understand what this man lived, but as a good read, it was difficult for me.I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.