Raymond Phanor, M.Ed. has been committed for 20 years to understand and explain human spirituality, its development, and related disturbances. In addition to his 15-year experience in Mental Health Counseling, the author conducted empirical research, which emphasized teenage lifestyle choices and suicidality. These findings brought him deeper insights and elements of clarification pertaining to human reasoning ability and their emotional disturbance – the two major arenas of human spirituality. His thesis includes and goes beyond religiosity.
Mr. Phanor defines concepts around human thoughts, feelings and behaviors that establish the foundations of human spirituality. This venture was challenging to him in the sense that he was reluctant to start with the view that “spirituality is a broad topic.” Over time, like he said, he felt empowered by God, as he woke up several times at night to put thoughts and ideas on paper.
I want to emphasize that this series of three books is the outcome of 20 years of persevering activities, which were criticized and reviewed by several scholars and mental-health professionals.