by Eva Krawczyk
When it comes to the lives we lead, we are not self-contained vessels. Everything around us influences us in some way and everything we do expresses something about ourselves. But do we truly understand how all of these things contribute to our specific lived experience?
In The Investigation of Lived Experience, author Eva Krawczyk provides us with her own the importance of attaining unity between the physical, mental, and spiritual natures. Inspired by her doctoral dissertation discussing religious aspects of current metaphysical literature, the author applies these findings to her life while simultaneously examining popular cultural beliefs and interpretations. Krawczyk calls on a plethora of sources in this study: from Wicca to the Big Bang theory, from religion to extrasensory perception, from ethnography to hermeneutics and semiotics. Through a vast number of literature references and recounting her personal experiences, Krawczyk makes clear the thesis that oneís life experiences are as varied as oneís reality, and to understand oneís lived experiences, itís necessary to understand both oneís reality as well as oneís psychology.
About the Author: Eva Krawczyk holds several degrees, including an associateís in illutration/design from the American Academy of Art, a bachelorís in media management from Columbia College, an MBA and MSIS from Roosevelt University, and a doctorate of divinity from Trinity College. A member of the Graphic Artists Guild and the Polish National Alliance, she also volunteers for the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls and enjoys oil painting, animation, films, reading, writing, creating, expanding her horizons, and new technology.
(2003, paperback, 202 pages)