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Alanis Morissette Reveals “Jagged Little Pill” as Spiritual Turning Point

Alanis Morissette in Elevated Existence Magazine

In an in-depth, cover story interview with the award-winning Elevated Existence Magazine, singer and songwriter Alanis Morissette opens up about her spiritual side, marriage and parenting, explaining how the success of her 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill,” represented a turning point in her life, sending her on a spiritual search for answers.

“I grabbed the brass ring of what the American Dream told me was the ideal goal – the very definition of success – and yet there I was, still with my humanity, my challenges, my loneliness and my existential loneliness,” she tells Elevated Existence in the June 2013 Issue. “I came to see what was offered as a ‘get out of jail free’ card, in a sense, really didn’t make good on its offer. So I just went deeper.”

Morissette realized she had been looking outside of herself for fulfillment, whether it was in relationships or commercial success, and by 1997 figured out the only way to gain what she was seeking was to go within. She began to inquire about her humanity, and ask the “big questions,” such as “Why am I here? What am I doing here? Why does life exist at all?” she says.

The singer also reveals the authors who had the biggest impact on her, including Debbie Ford and Elaine Aron; how she handled post partum depression; how parenting is a very intuitive experience for her; and how she is taking time now to write her own spiritual book.

“I feel like I’ve been wanting to write a book for a long time, so I’m just using my own life as a case study and just writing about my whole journey, the teachers and models – and audaciously updating a lot of models, which I kind of feel like I was born for,” she tells Elevated Existence. “It’s basically a spiritual, psychological book where I happily use my own life as a case study. If I want to illustrate anything, I will tell my stories.”

To read more about her journey, see the June 2013 Issue, and subscribe to the digital edition for only $10.

One thought on “Alanis Morissette Reveals “Jagged Little Pill” as Spiritual Turning Point

  1. I have always admired Alanis. She has taken a path “less traveled by.” We share a lot in common. She has come out on top. That is an inspiration to me.

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