Psyche & Spirit
How a Psychiatrist Found Divinity Through Her Lifelong Quest for Truth and Her Daughter’s Autism
Dr. Edwards is completing a memoir entitled Psyche & Spirit: How a Psychiatrist Found Divinity Through Her Lifelong Quest for Truth and Her Daughter’s Autism. The book chronicles her lifelong longing and search for a deeper spiritual truth, and describes the quest that brought her back to her own heart and the ongoing discovery of the divinity in all. She takes the reader with her through her search and through her extraordinary life—as a child of fundamentalist missionaries raised in a Mayan Indian village in Guatemala, the teenage misfit struggling with anorexia and bulimia, the college kid driven by her psychological and spiritual search, the medical student experiencing the dissolution of the personal self during the rigors of training, the single mother of a child with autism, and the founder of a nonprofit organization. She shares her experiences of meditation, teachers and gurus, spiritual pilgrimage, and living in spiritual communities. The intimacy and compassion inherent in her captivating story take readers with her, into their own hearts—the divine heart we all share.