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The True “Drama of the Gifted Child”: The Phantom Alice Miller — The Real Person Kindle Edition
It’s also my history because I describe, how it is when you are faced, as a child and in second generation, with the not coped post-war trauma of your parents.
Alice Miller created a mother image in her books she never complied. My book shows what happens when you do not overcome your traumas and you pass them on the next generation.
The book is also a concrete application of Alice Miller’s theory. It shows how you can overcome the terrible legacy of your parents in a therapeutical way.
I can release myself of the filial involvement with my parents by having elaborated my own biography.
- ASIN : B07C83QYGQ
- Language : English
- File size : 1722 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 202 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 98,103 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I would recommend it to anyone seeking answers to the lonely quest to personal truths. Anyone that has read Alice Millers books will be interested in reading her sons biography of her.
I have read many of Alice Miller’s books and her philosophy affected me deeply and informed my personal growth and parenting. And yet, there was always something I couldn’t put my finger on about her books. A discordant note. It did not feel right to me that she seemed so full of unresolved rage and encouraged rage at one’s actual real life parents. In my experience that doesn’t actually help, and like Martin have discovered it’s working with the internalised parents that matters.
So in Martin’s books I have found my answers. It is very sad for him to have had such distressing experiences, and must have been deeply confusing to say the least, but I am very happy for him to have been able to take the best of his mother’s advice and very much make it is own, to evolve it in to something that makes sense and rings true. Thank you Martin Miller..and thank you also Alice Miller.
P.s. I am a grandchild of a man who was an air navigator and dropped bombs over Germany in WW2. He was a very traumatised man who treated his son- my father- as a kind of enemy also. He was cold and cruel, and also a successful businessman. I found the parts about war trauma being passed on to following generations very interesting and would like to learn more.
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Just wanted to add that maybe this book has helped me to realise a new level of acceptance about my own mother and her capabilites; after all, she is no Alice Miller! How frustrating for Martin - his mother with all the intellectual knowledge. I guess what I am saying is: if there is no way back when your mother is Alice Miller, then there is certainly no way back for me and my mother! Sad beyond words :(
Alice Miller lived her life based on a fiction, whilst telling everyone else to live their life based on her notions of "Ideal mother": who she was not, and whom she did not have herself. There is no "ideal mother" to pretend that is to enable everyone to be a victim of a "Failed Madonna" and remain a perpetual child. The important point has to be seize agency for yourself and of your own life.
Thank you Martin Miller, for writing this book and helping all of us with "Mother Issues". It cannot have been easy, and I deeply respect your work and the truth you bring.
I personally got a lot out of Alice Miller's early books - but sad that she wasn't capable of practising what she preached. Even in later life when she really should have gained some self insight - she was deep into blaming her son for the problems in their relationship. A sobering read.
The balancing of reporting both traumas and virtues, hard facts and emotional truths experienced by Martin Miller cannot be missed. I felt it was impossible not to feel his intense pain as well as his respect and ardour for his mother.
It’s when we bring love, empathy, light and support into our own internal landscape as well as that of our children, that magic can finally start to flow in our lives. We come into contact with our true selves.
I value Martin Millers conclusions immensely.
Martin, if you’re reading this, if any part of you hasn’t already, I pray you’re able to fully forgive your mother on every level. I pray that all trace of malcontent washes away completely. I pray for this so you are forever free. You deserve this.
Her son is exceptional. I learnt a great deal and was astonished and moved.