How the wisdom of East and West can unite to bring meaning to our lives.
Erich Fromm (March 23, 1900 - March 18, 1980) was a social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher, and democratic socialist. He was a German Jew who fled the Nazi regime and settled in the US. He was one of the Founders of The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology in New York City and was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory.
A fascinating study of the relationship between the two (Zen
Buddhism and Psychoanalysis) and it is clear that both systems are
similar in that they deal with the nature of man and with a
practice leading to his transformation. * The Middle Way *
A remarkable and deeply interesting book. * Darlington Evening Despatch *
Dr Fromm's essay, together with the late Dr Suzuki's succinct exposition of Zen, illuminates with blazing clarity the simple difficult road to a sane society. * South Wales Argus *