The Watchword technique
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The Watchword technique book
Throughout history and across the cultural divide, self-knowledge has been recognized as a major mark of the truly mature, enlightened person and as a royal road to ultimate fulfilment. Most people would readily accept the importance of self-understanding. It is instructive to gain one's first experience of the Watchword technique while innocent of its exact purpose and its structure. Watchword is a game of word association. Watchword is, in one sense, a 'partial' method of self-discovery. Certainly the technique is not something that should come to be relied upon or taken too seriously. It is not the only tool of self-discovery an individual may need, nor necessarily the best, nor indispensable. But in focusing upon the whole of the self, in stimulating self-questioning and inner dialogue, and in providing a means of interpreting the self's development as well as structure, Watchword offers the promise that we may begin to decipher our own personal mystery: the story of our life.