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A Wild and Sacred Call

An ecopsychological, ecospiritual exploration of humankind's relationship with the rest of nature.

Deconstructive Constitutionalism

Investigates, by way of Derrida's engagements with Kant, how the foundations of modern constitutionalism can be differently conceived to address some of the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Erotic Testimonies

Asks how Black women tap into their feelings to develop ways to live freely.

Normality, Abnormality, and Pathology in Merleau-Ponty

Drawing on Merleau-Ponty offers new insights into our understandings of health and illness, ability and disability, and the scientific and cultural practices that both enable and limit our capacity for diverse experiences.

An Introduction to the Study of Mysticism

A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.

A Black Forest Walden

Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.

Unworkable

Explores the slow but inevitable implosion of our civilization by considering the correlation between capital, work, and ideology.

The Coming Death

Explores questions of death and mortality in several key texts of East Asian literature and cinema.

Encountering the Impossible

The first academic explanation for how spectators use their imaginations as part of the experience and appreciation of popular fantasy filmmaking.

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.

Fracture Feminism

Shows how feminist writing in British Romanticism developed alternatives to linear time.

Mind Reeling

Across a variety of genres, shows how mental disorders are depicted in cinema.

Black Women's Yoga History

Examines how Black women elders have managed stress, emphasizing how self-care practices have been present since at least the mid-nineteenth century, with roots in African traditions.

Knowing It When You See It

Lively analysis of how Henry James's fiction anticipates later filmmakers' concerns with what we can see and what we can know.

The Aesthetic Clinic

Examines experimental art and literature by women alongside psychoanalysis and philosophy to develop a new understanding of sublimation and aesthetic experience.

Jouissance

A comprehensive discussion of an important but elusive Lacanian concept within the field of psychoanalysis, as well as its relevance for philosophy, literature, gender, and queer studies.

Postcolonial Lack

Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.

Catalyzing the Field

A rich collection of essays about the inner, shared experiences of participants engaged in second-person approaches to contemplative practice.

Psychoanalysis and Repetition

Addresses unconscious repetition, a concept that is crucial to an understanding of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Lacan and Romanticism

Draws from the work of Jacques Lacan to provide innovative readings of Romantic literature in the long nineteenth century.

Love and Violence

A critical, philosophical engagement of the psychological structures that propagate the continued oppression of women.

Dancing with Sophia

Explores the philosophical dimensions and implications of integral theory.

Writing the Talking Cure

By Jeffrey Berman
Subjects: Literature

Explores Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature.

Inheritance in Psychoanalysis

Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.

Rx Hollywood

How films of the 1960s and early 1970s framed therapeutic issues as problems of human communication, and individual psychological problems as social ones.

Childhood beyond Pathology

Brings psychoanalytic concepts to the notion of childhood development with a keen eye to discussions of social justice and human dignity.

Sabina Spielrein

Explores the life and work of psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein through a feminist and mytho-poetic lens.

Coming Too Late

Rethinks the significance of the son’s relationship to his father for Freud’s psychoanalytic theory.

The Intersubjective Turn

Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education.

Black Women's Mental Health

Creates a new framework for approaching Black women’s wellness, by merging theory and practice with both personal narratives and public policy.

State Violence and Moral Horror

Explores the concept of "moral horror" as the experience of living amidst unjustifiable state violence.

Imagination, Music, and the Emotions

By Saam Trivedi
Subjects: Philosophy

Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.

Alan Watts - In the Academy

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

Dancing with Ophelia

Uses real-life episodes of psychosis and recovery to show how poetic paradigms for thinking about psychiatric symptoms can enlarge contemporary understandings of mental illness and improve long-term treatment outcome.

Participation and the Mystery

A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism.

Meaning-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity

Presents research on how variations in African Americans’ racial self-concept affects meaning-making and internalized oppression.

Cinematic Cuts

Explores the philosophical, literary, and psychoanalytic significance of film endings.

Malady and Genius

Analyzes the theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature through psychoanalytic theory.

Oscillations of Literary Theory

Revises key psychoanalytic concepts that influence interpretive practices in the humanities and formulates a new approach to reading fiction.

The Variety of Integral Ecologies

Presents integral approaches to ecology that cross the boundaries of the humanities, social sciences, and biophysical sciences.

Integral Conflict

Explores conflict through the lens of Integral Theory and provides a case study where Integral conflict resolution techniques are highlighted.

Subtle Activism

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

Writing Widowhood

By Jeffrey Berman
Subjects: Psychology

Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.

A Psychoanalyst in the Classroom

Offers a new view of pedagogical practices to psychoanalysts interested in pedagogy.

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.

Apropos of Nothing

Everything you wanted to know about the Lacanian critique of deconstruction, but were afraid to ask the Coen Brothers.

The Other Side of Pedagogy

Delineates Lacan’s theory of the four discourses as a practical framework through which faculty can reflect on where their students are, developmentally, and where they might go.

Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines

A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.

The Gardens of Desire

Offers a psychocritical reading of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past).

Lacan's Ethics and Nietzsche's Critique of Platonism

Brings Lacan and Nietzsche together as part of a common effort to rethink the tradition of Western ethics.

Happiness as Enterprise

Examines the contemporary discourse on happiness through the lens of governmentality theory.

Integral Voices on Sex, Gender, and Sexuality

Brings the insights of Integral Theory to the consideration of sex, gender, and sexuality.

Kristeva's Fiction

Psychoanalytic perspectives on Kristeva's fiction.

The Dream on the Rock

Examines the relationship between rock art, shamanism, and the origins of human existence.

Figuring Religions

Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.

Antigone, in Her Unbearable Splendor

A study of Lacan’s engagement with the Western philosophical traditions of ethical and political thought in his seventh seminar and later work.

Improvisation, Creativity, and Consciousness

Using insights from Integral Theory, describes how the improvisational methods of jazz can inform education and other fields.

The World's Great Wisdom

Surveying spiritual and philosophical traditions, this volume revives the search for wisdom for modern times.

Integral Leadership

A groundbreaking book that brings the insights of Integral Theory to business and organizational development.

Integral Recovery

Brings Integral Theory to addiction treatment, offering a more holistic vision of recovery and powerful practices for achieving it.

Here, Everything Is Dreaming

Poems and stories that stream directly from dreams and shamanic adventures in the world-behind-the-world.

The Intercorporeal Self

An original interpretation of Merleau-Ponty on subjectivity, drawing from and challenging both the continental and analytic traditions.

Alan Watts–Here and Now

Considers the contributions and contemporary significance of Alan Watts.

Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies

A wide-ranging consideration of the place of dreams and visions in Islamic societies from the pre-modern period to the present.

Integral Dreaming

A holistic approach to the fascinating, multifaceted world of dreams.

The Structures of Love

Reframes the terms of cultural analysis with a fresh take on transference theory in Freud and Lacan and a critical engagement with the philosophy of Alain Badiou.

The Gambler's Daughter

In exploring her father's own gambling addiction, the author uncovers a hidden history of gambling in the Jewish community.

Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care

Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.

Becoming an Ancestor

A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.

Living Consciousness

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

Performing Sex

A candid and provocative critique of women’s sexual liberation in America.

Transforming Self and Others through Research

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

Oedipus

First English translation of Nasio's groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.

Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language

Explores why American Romantic writers and contemporary continental thinkers turn to art when writing about ethics.

Dreaming in the Classroom

The essential guide on how to teach about dreaming.

Globalization, Social Justice, and the Helping Professions

Explores the impact of globalization and the imperative of social justice for the helping professions in contemporary times.

Body Shots

Combining the analytical tools of cinema studies with insights from clinical practice focused on eating disorders, Body Shots offers a compelling case for widespread media literacy to combat the effects of the “eating disordered culture” represented in Hollywood productions and popular images of celebrity life.

Process Approaches to Consciousness in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy of Mind

Opens a dialogue between process philosophy and contemporary consciousness studies.

Holotropic Breathwork

The definitive overview of this transformative breathwork.

Integral Theory in Action

Edited by Sean Esbjörn-Hargens
Foreword by Roger Walsh
Afterword by Ken Wilber
Subjects: Psychology
Series: SUNY series in Integral Theory

Leading scholar-practitioners discuss the strengths, limits, and potential of Integral Theory and the AQAL model.

Integral Education

Leading researchers and practitioners explore the frontiers of education from an integral perspective.

Integral Psychotherapy

Introduces integral psychotherapy to scholars, practicing psychotherapists, and general readers.

The American Optic

Brings together critical race theory and psychoanalysis to examine African American and other diasporic African cultural texts.

Maimonides' Cure of Souls

Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.

The Medusa Effect

Examines images of horror in Victorian fiction, criticism, and philosophy.

Anachronism and Its Others

Traces the origins of contemporary analogies between queerness and blackness.

Embodied Shame

Examines how twentieth-century women writers depict female bodily shame and trauma.

Final Acts

Analyzes contemporary memoirs of terminal illness from a psychoanalytic perspective.

A Psychotherapy of Love

Illuminates the role of empathetic love in psychotherapy.

A Guide to Integral Psychotherapy

A therapist's guide to psychotherapy, spirituality, and self-development.

Aesthetics of Anxiety

Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.

The Very Thought of Education

A startling reading of the educational enterprise through a psychoanalytic lens.

Eros and Ethics

A comprehensive examination of Lacan’s seminar on ethics.

Literary Remains

Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.

The Trauma Controversy

Provides multiple and accessible perspectives on trauma both as a condition and as a cultural phenomenon.