The Immortal “I”


Restoring the
of the Soul


 Eugene B. Shea

                   "... perhaps the most fascinating and enlightening book that I have ever read. ...
                          I am going through it for the third time."
                                       Fr. George Karnik, Archdiocese of Dubuque                                            
                                              Co-Founder, Christian Experience Weekend

This seminal book integrates new 21st century paradigms of Heart, Soul and Mind with the words of Christ, the Saints, and scores of paragons of scientific and social disciplines; yielding rational foundations for new schools of Christian psychology, psychotherapy, and cognitive neuroscience.

Introduces for the first time the neurological ‘autopilot’ in the brain which competes with the Soul for the management of our lives, revealing the full genesis of our motivations and behavior —why we do what we do—and a clear avocational path to spiritual growth and psychological and social well-being.  Granted the imprimatur


“An amazing book. ... amazing because it distills so much information and wisdom  into such a small container!  Overall, I find it to be a very ambitious, needed, and successful enterprise.”
 Carolin Keutzer, Emeritus Professor, Psychology

                University of Oregon

“The Immortal 'I' is a very stimulating set of ideas of far-ranging significance.  I  have circulated the book among my students, and they too enjoyed it.  Much success  with it.”
                Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D.
                Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Stanford University;
                Past-President, American Psychological Association

“I think it's a terrific book. ... It is both good existential psychology and excellent spiritual reading. ... I look forward to this daily read.”
          Fr. William McNamara, O.C.D.
The Human Adventure, et al.
           Founder, The Spiritual Life Institute and Nada moastery-hermitages
                      in Arizona and Nova Scotia

“I liked the book.  It is full of good ideas with which I happen to agree. ... All in all, I think this book can be quite useful to people."
          Piero Ferrucci , Author, The Pleasure of Kindness, What We May Be

“... an astonishing contribution. ... One of the most intriguing and challenging books of hundreds I have read as a scholar and Christian book reviewer.  It is great and definitive, a breakthrough of insight and a comprehensive unification of the relevant sciences.  I continue to refer to this fine book with profit and 6illumination.
          Rev. J. Harold Ellens, Ph.D., Author, 50+ books; Research Scholar,
     Department of Near-Eastern Studies, University of Michigan igan,
           Past Executive Director
Christian Association for Psychological Studies,
Founding Editor, and Chief Editor,  Journal of Psychology and Christianity


“... the book is far richer than I had ever supposed in my earlier difficulties with it... Now as my sense of immortality is confronted by my likely death in a year or so, I am almost gleefully watching it resolve in a victory for the “I”, a certainty that I am now seeing amplified in your book with greater and greater clarity. So\ thank you for our continued association.”
David F. Woodward, M.S., NZ English teacher and potter. (d. 2012)

“I read it several times and found it quite fascinating. ... I underlined a number of passages which I considered significant. ... makes many important points I think are very helpful and quite valid.
Bernard Tyrrell, Ph.D., S.J., Author:  ChristotherapyI & II

"a helpful and right-minded book.”

        Huston Smith. Ph.D, Author, The World's Religions, et.al

“To Eugene B. Shea, with gratitude for your fascinating The Immortal 'I'.  Best wishes!”   (Inscribed in his gift book, Christian Mysticism)
        Fr. Harvey D. Egan,
Professor Emeritus, Theology, Boston College


"I have thoroughly enjoyed the book and found much overlapping with my own work. ... We have to hope the interest will grow as the evolution of consciousness continues.
Stanislaw Grof, Ph.D, Author, Beyond the Brain

“... a nicely put together synthesis of those elements which can lead us to  happiness ... The author writes clearly and well and has an infectious sense of conviction... maintains an unbounded spirit of optimism, but is not a 'pusher.' ... shows many years of searching from East to West, from classical times to our century.  Who can reed fuse it?  Who does not need it? 
erald Kreyche, Ph.D.   Emeritus Distinguished Professor, Philosophy
        DePaull University;
Author, Reflections on Man,

"In my sixties, still living with the pain and anger of a terrorized childhood, I was unhappy and estranged. ... Our priest gave us the book and it was like going from deep darkness into bright sunlight! ... I felt like a tsunami had washed over me.  My heart bloomed with HOPE for the first time, and it was so beautiful! ... I read the book 4 or 5 times... The Gift of each day now has meaning and purpose. ... I look in the mirror and see someone I never really knew.  I can still see myself as a little girl so scared and nowhere to turn. I thought death might be the only answer.  I praise God for holding me close and bringing me to TODAY."


"I found something of interest to me on almost every page. ... In your book―from the very title―it is seen that God has given you rare insights. ... No other modern author I am aware of, certainly not in psychological literature, has been able to say such things.”
           John Eubersax, Ph.D Author - A Beautiful Mind, Hieh Reason, et.al

"Your  book was fascinating and at the same time a real source of spiritual wisdom. ... I can understand why it is in the fifth edition. ... I am recommending to the Bishop that it receive the imprimatur.”
           Fr. John Bailiff, S.T.D. Pastor,  St. Maryy’s Parish, West Chicago, Illinois

This remarkable book brings fresh insights to perennial questions.  The author has brought together data from the neurosciences, psychological sciences, and mystical theologies.  I will recommend the book to my students and hope that it will receive the attention it deserves."l

          Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., Saybrook Institute
          Paast-President, A.P.A. Society for Humanistic Psychology



The Immortal “I"
Restoring the
of the Soul

Eugene B. Shea

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