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ERIC Number: EJ834233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Peace Pilgrim, Exemplar of Level V
Piechowski, Michael
Roeper Review, v31 n2 p103-112 Apr 2009
Cases of secondary integration (Level V), the most advanced level of development through positive disintegration, are easily found within the religious sphere. To find a secular case of secondary integration presents a greater challenge. The life of Peace Pilgrim (1908-1981), known personally to a great many people, appears to be such a case. The course of her personality development appears to reflect successive phases of multilevel growth. This article examines Dabrowski's concept of secondary integration, personality ideal, and Peace Pilgrim's state of inner peace in an attempt to arrive at some purchase on these concepts. This study also raises the subject of spiritual experience as personal experience unbounded by systems of religious beliefs. This stratospheric study does carry actual implications for gifted education. (Contains 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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