A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.
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.
A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism.
Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.
Surveying spiritual and philosophical traditions, this volume revives the search for wisdom for modern times.
Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.
Explores shamanic and Tibetan Buddhist attitudes toward dreams.
Explores the plausibility and value of viewing synchronicity as a form of spiritual experience.
Presents an account of human development from a depth-psychological, transpersonal perspective.
Practicing psychologists explore the mutual impact of Buddhist teachings and psychology in their lives and practice.
A fascinating examination of a religious counterculture group showing how it differs from mainstream society, yet is similar in other ways.
Proposes a new paradigm for interdisciplinary studies by applying the thought of Bernard Lonergan to define spirituality as the missing link between religion and theology.
This book is about current issues in sexual morality, the Christian church, and moral argument in late modernity.
In this book, Michael Washburn provides a psychoanalytic foundation for transpersonal psychology. Using psychoanalytic theory, Washburn explains how ego development both prepares for and creates obstacles ...
This book examines the Roman Catholic Church in the United States as it responds to the AIDS crisis and persons with AIDS from a critical sociological perspective using organizational theory.
This book presents a philosophical rethinking of the meaning and nature of spiritual discipline. It offers a new way of describing and justifying practices like praying, meditating, fasting, and yoga, ...
This book is the only full-length treatment of the relationship between aesthetic truths and psychoanalytic discoveries—of art, artists, and a new concept of sublimation. It provides a radical and unique ...
Explores our answerability and responsibility to the world.