SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology

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Christ Returns from the Jungle

An in-depth, ethnographic study of the transnational expansion of Santo Daime, a mystical religious tradition organized around sacramental ingestion of the mind-altering ayahuasca beverage.

Alan Watts - In the Academy

Explores language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative religion, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy.

Subtle Activism

Explores whether consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer can contribute to social change.

The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time

Discusses how William James’s work suggests a world without will, self, or time and how research supports this perspective.

Alan Watts–Here and Now

Considers the contributions and contemporary significance of Alan Watts.

Living Consciousness

Explores the thought of Henri Bergson, highlighting his compelling theories on the nature of consciousness and its relationship to the physical world.

Transforming Self and Others through Research

Brings the transformative approaches of transpersonal psychology to research in the human sciences and humanities.

Holotropic Breathwork

The definitive overview of this transformative breathwork.

The Living Classroom

Describes the emergence of powerful fields of consciousness that influence students’ learning and personal transformation.

The Empathic Ground

Brings Asian theories of consciousness into dialogue with Western psychotherapeutic practices.

Integral Psychology

A bold new view of the human psyche, integrating Eastern and Western approaches.

Revelations of Chance

Explores the plausibility and value of viewing synchronicity as a form of spiritual experience.

The Syndetic Paradigm

Offers a new theoretical paradigm that goes beyond the limitations of Freudian and Jungian psychological models.

Higher Wisdom

Interviews with fourteen pioneers in psychedelic research.

Mediation

Takes mediation beyond the family arena into a broader context.

Embodied Spirituality in a Sacred World

Presents an account of human development from a depth-psychological, transpersonal perspective.

Great Adventure, The

Outlines how a new working partnership between psychologists and evolutionary systems scientists can help create a more humanistic evolutionary theory.

Ken Wilber

The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.

Lives in Spirit

Explores the roots of modern transpersonal psychology and spirituality through psychobiography.

Encountering Buddhism

Practicing psychologists explore the mutual impact of Buddhist teachings and psychology in their lives and practice.

Psychosynthesis

A comprehensive account of Roberto Assagioli’s psychosynthesis, a type of therapy that addresses both spiritual development and psychological healing and growth.

Revisioning Transpersonal Theory

A participatory alternative to the perennialism and experientialism dominant in transpersonal psychology.

Transpersonal Knowing

The freshest and most respected thinkers in transpersonal psychology explore the myriad pathways to knowledge.

Psychology of the Future

Summarizes Grof's experiences and observations from more than forty years of research into non-ordinary states of consciousness.

Dark Night, Early Dawn

Argues that philosophical reflection today must include the findings of depth psychology and the critical study of non-ordinary states of consciousness.

Trials of the Visionary Mind

A comprehensive summary of the author's revolutionary approach to psychosis.

Words from the Soul

A spiritual reformulation of psychotherapy that starts with an acceptance of relentless impermanence as the ground of human experience and draws from philosophy, kundalini yoga, and the author's own extensive clinical/mediation experience.

Haunted Children

Relating stories of his years as a child psychiatrist, the author argues that what essentially is troubling many children is better confronted in therapy rather than treated with medications.

The Cosmic Game

In this, his culminating work, the leading international figure in consciousness research masterfully synthesizes his vast findings, drawing not only upon psychedelic therapy and Holotropic Breathwork, ...

Ethics and the Discovery of the Unconscious

Develops an original and compelling moral psychology that recognizes both the centrality of unconscious motivation and the inescapability of moral responsibility.

Native American Postcolonial Psychology

This book shows that it is necessary to understand intergenerational trauma and internalized oppression in order to understand Native Americans today. It makes native American ways of conceptualizing the world available to readers.

The Fundamentals of Family Mediation

Although there are a number of mediation books, none provide a step-by-step description of each stage in the process. This book, designed as a mediator's handbook, can be used by the practicing mediator ...

Meditate

Swami Muktananda offers, in straightforward and often humorous language, an understanding of meditation.

This revised edition includes a new chapter by Gurumayi Chidvilasananda. "Meditation is looking ...

Body of Knowledge

This book introduces readers to the many facets of body/mind psychology such as its history and its basis in physiological processes; the framework of its theories and models; its clinical application ...

Flowing Bridges, Quiet Waters

This book is the first to discuss experiences of the Morita and Naikan ways of life in the Western World. Although Morita and Naikan are therapies—perspectives on neurotic habits and their correction—the ...

Human Survival and Consciousness Evolution

In addition to the apocalyptic prospect of global nuclear destruction, there are other dismal scenarios involving resource and environmental issues that are less imminent but still serious in the long ...

The Adventure of Self-Discovery

Here Grof presents a useful model of the psyche—a model extended by his thirty years of studying non-ordinary states of consciousness. It is useful for understanding such phenomena as shamanism, mysticism, ...

The Heart of History

This book is about the psychology of acute culture change based on the historical antecedents of such events. It focuses on the spiritual process and the social circumstances of stressful turning points.

Dream Life, Wake Life

Investigates the human condition through dreaming.

Samadhi

The key to self-development, says Mike Sayama, is the experience of Samadhi, a state of relaxed concentration in which the individual neither freezes out of fear nor clings due to desire. Simply stated, ...

Beyond the Brain

Beyond the Brain seriously challenges the existing neurophysiological models of the brain. After three decades of extensive research on those non-ordinary states of consciousness induced by psychedelic ...

Jung and Eastern Thought

Jung and Eastern Thought is an assessment of the impact of the East on Jung's life and teaching. Along with the strong and continuing interest in the psychology of Carl Jung is a growing awareness of ...

Methodology for the Human Sciences

Methodology for the Human Sciences addresses the growing need for a comprehensive textbook that surveys the emerging body of literature on human science research and clearly describes procedures and methods ...

Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science

Recent advances in a variety of scientific disciplines have revealed the limitations of the Newtonian-Cartesian model of the universe. One of the interesting aspects of this development is the increasing ...