Drawing upon the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, Judith Barr has provided a perceptive and insightful work on the myriad of human experiences by which power is abused and the individual disempowered. Not only does she address the issue of power abuse and how that power abuse becomes engrained as an individual’s life pattern. As importantly, if not more so, she offers human interest experiences as to how such abuse can be healed. The great beauty of this book lies in the voice of the author — nonjudgmental, supportive, caring and providing the ways by which the individual heals their power and regains their soul. This book is an extraordinary book and highlights the extraordinary work of Judith Barr, a person who through her lifetime has wisely counseled, lovingly supported and adeptly offered the tools by which the individual can heal their wounds and regain their power. Brava! Judith Barr.