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.
Explores language and mysticism, Buddhism and Zen, Christianity, comparative religion, psychedelics, and psychology and psychotherapy.
Explores whether consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer can contribute to social change.
Discusses how William James’s work suggests a world without will, self, or time and how research supports this perspective.
Considers the contributions and contemporary significance of Alan Watts.
Explores the thought of Henri Bergson, highlighting his compelling theories on the nature of consciousness and its relationship to the physical world.
Brings the transformative approaches of transpersonal psychology to research in the human sciences and humanities.
Cutting edge volume devoted to optimal adult development.
The definitive overview of this transformative breathwork.
Celebrates and instructs in the healing power of breath.
Describes the emergence of powerful fields of consciousness that influence students’ learning and personal transformation.
Brings Asian theories of consciousness into dialogue with Western psychotherapeutic practices.
A bold new view of the human psyche, integrating Eastern and Western approaches.
Explores the plausibility and value of viewing synchronicity as a form of spiritual experience.
Offers a new theoretical paradigm that goes beyond the limitations of Freudian and Jungian psychological models.
Interviews with fourteen pioneers in psychedelic research.
Takes mediation beyond the family arena into a broader context.
Presents an account of human development from a depth-psychological, transpersonal perspective.
Outlines how a new working partnership between psychologists and evolutionary systems scientists can help create a more humanistic evolutionary theory.
The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.
Explores the roots of modern transpersonal psychology and spirituality through psychobiography.
Practicing psychologists explore the mutual impact of Buddhist teachings and psychology in their lives and practice.
A comprehensive account of Roberto Assagioli’s psychosynthesis, a type of therapy that addresses both spiritual development and psychological healing and growth.
A participatory alternative to the perennialism and experientialism dominant in transpersonal psychology.
The freshest and most respected thinkers in transpersonal psychology explore the myriad pathways to knowledge.
Summarizes Grof's experiences and observations from more than forty years of research into non-ordinary states of consciousness.
Argues that philosophical reflection today must include the findings of depth psychology and the critical study of non-ordinary states of consciousness.
A comprehensive summary of the author's revolutionary approach to psychosis.
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.
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.
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, ...
Develops an original and compelling moral psychology that recognizes both the centrality of unconscious motivation and the inescapability of moral responsibility.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Explores our answerability and responsibility to the world.
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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.
Investigates the human condition through dreaming.
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 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 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 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 ...
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 ...