Buy Feet of Clay: Study of Gurus New Ed by Anthony Storr (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. Feet of Clay. by Anthony Storr. On Sale: 14/11/ Format: eBook, Paperback. To read e-books on the HC Reader App download it on: (Opens in new window). Feet of Clay: Saints, Sinners, and Madmen: A Study of Gurus. By Anthony. Storr. New York. Free Press, pages. N.P.. This is a wise and balanced book .

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There are some good buzz phrases. Jul 18, Meghan Rae rated it liked it.

Feet Of Clay

It explains what makes them gurus and why they have had such an impact on their followers. A very important book by one of the truely wise men of the psychiatric profession, or in Storr’s case vocation. No trivia or quizzes yet.

He makes the argument that irrational beliefs are psychotic or a problem if they cause social problems. This author holds his own personal opinion in very high esteem, and does a lot of speculating on the possible psychoanalytic possibilities of each guru. Limited preview – I don’t go to school so I don’t want to read textbooks and this is what this felt like.


And that Jesus dude? Storr, a British psychologist who if at Oxford and has written a number of well-received books Solitude, ; Music and the Ztorr,etc. Comparative literature about women gurus would be useful to this being. Storr grew up to be kind and insightful, yet, as his obituary states, h Anthony Storr was an English psychiatrist and author. Charisma is explained as often coming from the guru’s almost total self-belief and focused interest in the disciple.


Storr was a psychiatrist and psychotherapist, and writer of some excellent books. Apr 09, Bob Breckwoldt rated it it was amazing.

There was a problem adding your email address. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In a real sense Storr is my chosen guru teacher on field of psychiatry, of which I am both highly critical and pragmatically involved.

Mostly focussed Some parts ramble a bit too long but other chapters are incisive.

Gurus often subject followers to physically demanding lengthy harangues and control over their lives to test this loyalty. He wanted psychoanalysis to be an impersonal quest for truth in which the relationship between patient and analyst was entirely professional and objective rather than personal. They lack equal relationships with others and therefore have few checks that come sstorr criticism and egalitarian discourse which must surely help to result in their often wildly eccentric views.


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Feet of Clay: A Study of Gurus by Anthony Storr

These two books may be all you need to know both sides of the story. Apr 01, Alyson rated it liked it Shelves: Storr died in There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He was a child who was to endure the typical trauma of early 20th century UK boarding schools.

An OK attempt at analysis of gurus. Storr believes that we are hard-wired to respect good teachers. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Oct 25, ActionScientist rated it it was amazing. Trivia About Cly of Clay: Subtlely, The book also provided insight into why we need gurus and saints. Our admiration for someone we see as our guru just takes this one step further.

There are many reports of strange cults which enthral their followers and cut themselves off from the world. Be the first to discover new talent!