Research and writing of this amide was supported by the Fetter Institute, Kalamazoo, Michigan. A longer version of this paper was presented at the Fetter conference "Recovering the Spiritual Heart of Service," May 29 June 1, 1997.

   Arthur Deikman is a psychiatrist in private practice in Mill Valley and San Francisco, California. He is clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF and the author of The Observing Self: Mysticism and Psychotherapy (Beacon Press, 1983), and The Wrong Way Home: Uncovering the Patterns of Cult Behavior in American Society (Beacon Press, 1991). (Back to Article)

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