People of the Lie The Hope for Healing Human Evil In this absorbing and equally inspiring companion volume to his classic trilogy The Road Less Traveled Further Along the Road Less Traveled and The Road Less Traveled and Beyond Dr M Scott Peck bril

  • Title: People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil
  • Author: M. Scott Peck
  • ISBN: 9780684848594
  • Page: 170
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this absorbing and equally inspiring companion volume to his classic trilogy The Road Less Traveled, Further Along the Road Less Traveled, and The Road Less Traveled and Beyond Dr M Scott Peck brilliantly probes into the essence of human evil.People who are evil attack others instead of facing their own failures Peck demonstrates the havoc these people of the lieIn this absorbing and equally inspiring companion volume to his classic trilogy The Road Less Traveled, Further Along the Road Less Traveled, and The Road Less Traveled and Beyond Dr M Scott Peck brilliantly probes into the essence of human evil.People who are evil attack others instead of facing their own failures Peck demonstrates the havoc these people of the lie work in the lives of those around them He presents, from vivid incidents encountered in his psychiatric practice, examples of evil in everyday life.This book is by turns disturbing, fascinating, and altogether impossible to put down as it offers a strikingly original approach to the age old problem of human evil.

    • ☆ People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil || Ü PDF Download by ☆ M. Scott Peck
      170 M. Scott Peck
    • thumbnail Title: ☆ People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil || Ü PDF Download by ☆ M. Scott Peck
      Posted by:M. Scott Peck
      Published :2018-04-08T16:16:35+00:00

    One thought on “People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil”

    1. "Evil can be conquered only by love." "To somehow be tolerant and intolerant." "An almost Godlike compassion is required."--------"Okay George, I'm going to say a few things to you and I want you to listen to them well. Because they are very important. Nothing is more important.""You have a defect--a weakness--in your character, George. It is a very basic weakness, and it it the cause of all the difficulties we've been talking about. It's the major cause of your bad marriage. It's the cause of y [...]

    2. After hearing Dr. Howard speak about this book I ordered it and was in the process of tossing it on the pile of my anticipated reading list when I decided to read the introduction. I never stopped reading and three days later I had finished this book, which for me proved to be a spell binding page-turner, in which Dr. Peck relates certain of his experiences as a psychiatrist, particularly in psychotherapy with evil people. Perhaps the most mesmerizing thing about the book is Dr. Peck’s detaile [...]

    3. An incredible eye-opener for anyone who has a family member who seem to suck the life out of everyone around them, who makes all who oppose them feel so guilty for their actions, who seems to need to control everyone who gets near them, and who seems to personify evil. They are evil, this book explains it. Some cases he describes are really horrifying, you will not believe how such people destroy other family members without feeling a bit of remorse or understanding their guilt. Having read this [...]

    4. There are things I don't like about this book, but I started reading it again because I own it and have no other convenient/available book in mind to address an issue of concern to me right now: why people are so shamelessly FUCKED UP, remorseless, and seemingly devoid of empathy with apparently no desire to be better or recognition that anything is wrong with them, even a little bit.Once again I just couldn't continue when he starts in with the exorcism bullshit. Which in my placebo & ritua [...]

    5. This is probably one of the scariest books I've read, and the reason for this is due to it being non-fiction and based on Peck's experiences with certain patients. Peck tries to formulate a hypothesis of evil, but doesn't satisfy the scientific method, and even though his examples can be attributed to 'dark' characteristics or conditioned behaviors (learning through modeling, over time), providing a reasonable framework for his hypothesis, much of what Peck states (what constitutes 'evil') would [...]

    6. The human animal is quite complex, capable of acts of heroism and cowardliness, compassion and selfishness, honesty and deceit. I respect Peck and find his work fascinating because he embraces both a high and low view of humanity. In The People of the Lie, Peck unveils his dissatisfaction with psychology’s attempt, or lack there of, at naming evil. This, in fact, is the stated purpose of the book. Peck believes that to name something correctly creates a sense of predictability and control, thu [...]

    7. When I become dictator of seminaries the world over, People of the Lie will be required reading. The complete title is “People of the Lie. The Hope for Healing Human Evil.” It’s by M. Scott Peck, M.D. Copyright 1983. He believes your church is a magnet for evil.Someone gave me this book when we were going through grief (a church split) in my first pastorate in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. It’s been one of my favorites ever since. The Bible talks about evil and even about a personality called [...]

    8. There are some people who have great difficulty dealing with evil in their life. Some people even prefer to deny that there is such a thing as evil. M. Scott Peck states clearly that: “ we are all in combat against evil.” This book has helped me an awful lot to deal with evil. When faced with evil I used to become very angry. I used to have great difficulty dealing with anger. This book deals with many aspects of evil in ways that I find very helpful and practical. M. Scott Peck utilizes sev [...]

    9. So, I'm definitely uncomfortable saying that I believe in "evil" exactly, but everything that Peck says makes sense. It's just hard for me to wrap my head around the concept as something different from other personality disorders. It might just be that the word "evil" has been so manipulated and co-opted for misaligned purposes that it has lost its true meaning.This is an easy book to read (as far as reading about evil goes), and I really enjoyed reading each of the case studies that Peck presen [...]

    10. I love this book. I read it before The Road Less Traveled, but I'm glad I did. I was thrown right into a new perspective of looking at evil as a psychosis and not a spiritual affliction. I began to see people in such a new light, where ironically, I felt more love, tolerance, and slight pity for these people who otherwise would have caused me to fear them. As a very empathetic person, I like to walk in other people's shoes. Although i do not ever care to know or be an evil person, I have a much [...]

    11. "People of the lie" are what Peck calls evil people -- those who refuse to acknowledge their own sin, who scapegoat other people instead, not just occasionally but routinely. Peck believes evil people are both common and ordinary-looking, more likely to be a church deacon than a psychopath, because they create a respectable veneer that belies their callous, independent hearts. They often deceive others, but primarily they deceive themselves and avoid facing reality because they are so scared of [...]

    12. Peck's evolution from standard, "we can fix it with therapy" psychologist to a believer in unapologetic evil is an honesty those working in social services should realize. Sociopaths and psychopaths are out there; there is often a perception these people are "soulless" , but perhaps, it is simply another species of soul, predatory to the good nature of the human race.

    13. Understanding human evil is the subject of this book. The author takes both a theological and a therapeutic approach. He claims that he often comes across evil people in his work as a psychotherapist. The evil people are not necessarily the ones who come in for treatment. Often it is a family member of the evil person who comes in for treatment. Clearly, living with an evil person would create psychological problems. Some of Peck's examples are of parents who pretend to love their children, but [...]

    14. Strange book. But I guess what can one expect when reading a book about evil? I understand his attempts to differentiate between mental illness, poor choices we all make (sin and mistakes), and flat out evil. But then he muddies the water with his decision to call evil its own illness type. It gets more creepy when he talks about exorcism and his personal experience witnessing a few. I did think he had some fascinating insights towards the end when he discusses group evil and talks about war (pa [...]

    15. It's been a while since I read this book, but I thought it was very strong and insightful. It explores the nature of narcissism and the people who inflict it on you.Again, this sounds paranoid! But, people who do care about others can be hurt terribly by people who can only see the world from their own point of view.Peck explains how people like this function, how to identify them, and he gives narratives about narcissists he has dealt with to help underscore the types of behavior that they comm [...]

    16. Okay, Abby. . .This book is fantastic. It is depressing--it's about evil people. Remember "The Road Less Travelled"? It's the opposite. I didn't love it because it's happy, but because it offers insight into absolutely evil people. Now, "evil" is tricky--most people don't believe in evil anymore. And even trickier--evil people make you feel crazy. If you challenge them, try to stand in reality with them around--YOU feel crazy. Because what makes them evil is not that they kill people, or hate pe [...]

    17. I am finding this book a fascinating read (which totally surprised my daughter, since I'm not much given to reading psychology books!) But in light of experiences in my life over the past year, it has helped me to wrap my mind around how people you loved and thought you knew can change in ways you never imagined. It even covers how groups of people can come to accept and tolerate evil in their midst. I don't agree with all the author says (of course!) and have some additional ideas as well, but [...]

    18. MY musings:"evil" and "sin" and "resurrection" d many other expressions. are expressions of the religious domain; just like “gene” and “mitochondria” and “psychosis”are of the science domain….Science separated from Religion." One who had read, or known about, “The road less traveled” would argue with Peck: so, discipline is not enough to solve all problems. Evil itself is a human problem, according to Peck. [And that’s a bit new] Science should address this problem; the evil [...]

    19. A fascinating and riveting work on human evil. I was most interested in the case studies that formed the bulk of the first half of the book, and far less interested in the theoretical application of group psychology that formed the last half. The case studies in the book could well describe someone you know. I appreciated the honesty of Peck regarding his feelings about his patients. I could well relate to his frustration and revulsion, it gave his accounts more verisimilitude.I remain unconvinc [...]

    20. Evil fascinates me. It operates throughout our society largely unnoticed by people who fail to identify it (not as easy as you may think it to be), or by optimistic people who would like to think it does not exist. While Peck doesn't get in detail about the two exorcism he partook in, he clearly identifies evil on three different levels. This book really opens your eyes to the psychology of evil, the shadows, and the real possibility of demons. I recommend this book to anyone, even though I pick [...]

    21. Definitely one of the scariest and most disturbing books I've read, but it's a great book. The examples of his patients that he considered evil show exactly how these people are and how they operate. If you've always wondered why some people are evil and want to try to understand why some people are evil this book will definitely shed light on evil and at the end is a testament to the power of love to overcome it. Indeed, the author agrees by the end of the book that our only hope to heal evil i [...]

    22. This is a weird book. I found about half of it literally unreadable - my eyes and mind would not stay focused on the first chapter (the story of "George" and his pact with the devil), or the chapters about possession/exorcism and about My Lai as an example of "group evil". The conclusion is wishy-washy and unhelpful after spending several hundred pages arguing that some people are so heartless, so lacking in empathy, so self-centered, so deceitful and self-deceiving that their narcissism reaches [...]

    23. This is a meaty book, but definitely worth the read. I think this is a book that would never be published today, but is so necessary for today, that I would definitely pick up a copy to hold onto while you still can. The basic theory of this book is that evil should be a recognized psychiatric diagnosis and an examination of whether or not evil could be treated as a psychological disorder. The author gives several, very in-depth studies of cases he's come across as people he would identify as ev [...]

    24. I can't give any higher than 1 star to a book I could not force myself to finish. I disagreed with his basic premise, and yet, I still kept reading. I sat through his case studies of "evil" people who seemed more like people lacking basic functioning and parenting skills and less like any sort of "evil." I read it solidly, continuing on because I kept thinking there was a pay off sooner or later. For two weeks, I forced myself to read it just 20 minutes before bed, and then just 10, every other [...]

    25. I had heard of M. Scott Peck when I was working in the book industry back in the 90's; mostly because "The Road Less Traveled" was famous for being on the paperback best seller list for so long, but I had never actually read anything by him. I found this book enormously appealing and just a bit disturbing. A caveat before I start: I read the 1983 first edition and don't know if there are newer, revised editions or not. This is important because Peck's Christianity, by his own acknowledgment, was [...]

    26. What a huge disappointment. Immediately, from the introduction Dr. Peck's ideas are off putting; "about my use of masculine pronouns in relation to Godt of all, God, is not neuter. He is exploding with life and love- even sexuality of a sort. I subjectively experience His reality as more masculine than feminine. While He nurtures us, He also desires to penetrate us, and while we more often than not flee from His love like a reluctant virgin, He chases after us with a vigor in the hunt that we mo [...]

    27. Total guess on the finish date, but I remember reading this nonstop when I was about eleven. All I recall is being mesmerized and terrified about the demonic possessions.

    28. I don't know why, each time I read this book, I get the desire to write a short story, a fictional novel, or a thriller series. Maybe because, unconsciously, I refuse to believe that the people "Scott Peck" is talking about are not real. It is a bit hard to admit they live everywhere around us. But, in fact, this is the truth: frustrated and mentally-disordered people are here, there and anywhere, and they can't be recognized easily. The writer says, in this book, that he meets psychopath people [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *