The Point of Existence
The Point of Existence: Transformations of Narcissism in Self-Realization
The founder of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization examines narcissism through a spiritual lens, presenting it as our greatest barrier to understanding our truest self
In this book, the author explores the underlying spiritual understanding of narcissism. He presents a detailed map of the steps involved in working through barriers that prevent us from recognizing the most essential nature of our true identity.
"For the deepest dive imaginable on the root cause of narcissism, check out the book "The Point of Existence" by A.H. Almaas. It is an advanced read that puts into perspective the root cause of narcissism and even offers a way to heal it. This is incredibly difficult because, by its very nature, narcissism is a coping mechanism that shields the self from its truth. Narcissists lack self-awareness and choose to manipulate their entire life to forfeit the pain they experienced as children. If they are very intent on changing, they can, but these cases are few and far between, and no one can "make" a narcissist change against their will. Ego dissolution is necessary, which can involve intense pain and cathartic emotional realizations which make the narcissist realize the false identity they construed is actually antagonizing their entire life."