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Realms Of The Human Unconscious

Author : Stanislav Grof
ISBN : 9780285643666
Genre : Psychology
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Stanislav Grof is one of the founding fathers of the modern consciousness movement and here is his pioneering work, Realms of the Human Unconscious, reissued for a new generation that has found Grof's work to be increasingly important for their time. Dr Grof views LSD as an unspecific amplifier of the unconscious. He has developed an understanding of the domains of the unconscious (Freudian, Jungian and Rankian) which unfold under the LSD experience that forms the basis for his radical psychology. He explains a range of fundamental discoveries, previously mysterious, that change the way we think about human potential. LSD has the potential to be used in study of schizophrenia, psychiatry and psychotherapy; as well as its role in a deeper understanding of art, mythology and religion. Dr Grof's extensive research has included experiential psychotherapy using psychedelics, alternative approaches to psychoses and the understanding of psychospiritual crises. Realms of Human Unconscious is Stanislav Grof's classic introduction to non-ordinary states of consciousness, and the foundation of his work on transpersonal psychology. It has proved to be a map to the inner transformation that we need and a revolutionary guide to living in the world with spiritual intelligence.

Lsd Doorway To The Numinous

Author : Stanislav Grof
ISBN : 9781594779930
Genre : Medical
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A pioneering book that explores the unknown landscape of human consciousness induced by LSD and other psychedelics • Shows the relationship between shamanism, near death experiences, and other mystical and altered states with those induced by psychedelics • Lays the conceptual foundation for the creation of important new therapies in psychiatry and psychology Stanislav Grof’s first 17 years of research into nonordinary states of consciousness induced by LSD and other psychedelics led to a revolutionary understanding of the human psyche. His research was the impetus behind a vastly expanded cartography of the unconscious, including two new realms still unacknowledged by official academic circles--the perinatal domain, which holds memories of the various stages of birth, and the transpersonal domain, which mediates experiential identification with other species and mythic figures, visits to archetypal realms, access to past life memories, and union with the cosmic creative principle. The research presented in this book provides a map of the psyche that is essential for understanding such phenomena as shamanism and near death experiences as well as other nonordinary states of consciousness. This map has led to the development of important new therapies in psychiatry and psychology for treating mental conditions often seen as disease and therefore suppressed by medication. It also provides a new threshold to understanding and entering the numinous realm of spirit.

When The Impossible Happens

Author : Stanislav Grof
ISBN : 1591799007
Genre : Psychology
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Feelings of oneness with other people, nature, and the universe. Encounters with extraterrestrials, deities, and demons. Out-of-body experiences and past-life memories. Science casts a skeptical eye. But Dr. Stanislav Grof—the psychiatric researcher who cofounded transpersonal psychology—believes otherwise. When the Impossible Happens presents Dr. Grof 's mesmerizing firsthand account of over 50 years of inquiry into waters uncharted by classical psychology, one that will leave readers questioning the very fabric of our existence. From his first LSD session that gave him a glimpse of cosmic consciousness to his latest work with Holotropic Breathwork, When the Impossible Happens will amaze readers with vivid explorations of topics such as: Temptations of a Non-Local Universe—experiments in astral projection Praying Mantis in Manhattan and other tales of synchronicity Trailing Clouds of Glory—remembering birth and prenatal life Dying and Beyond—survival of consciousness after death When the Impossible Happens is an incredible opportunity to journey beyond ordinary consciousness, guaranteed to shake the foundations of what we assume to be reality, and sure to offer a new vision of our human potential.

Spiritual Emergency

Author : Stanislav Grof
ISBN : UOM:39015016285713
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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From Spiritual Emergency to Healing and Rebirth Increasing numbers of people involved in personal transformation are experiencing spiritual emergencies -- crises when the process of growth and change becomes chaotic and overwhelming. Individuals experiencing such episodes may feel that their sense of identity is breaking down, that their old values no longer hold true, and that the very ground beneath their personal realities is radically shifting. In many cases, new realms of mystical and spiritual experience enter their lives suddenly and dramatically, resulting in fear and confusion. They may feel tremendous anxiety, have difficulty coping with their daily lives, jobs, and relationships, and may even fear for their own sanity. Unfortunately, much of modern psychiatry has failed to distinguish these episodes from mental illness. As a result, transformational crises are often suppressed by routine psychiatric care, medication, and even institutionalization. However, there is a new perspective developing among many mental health professionals and those studying spiritual development that views such crises as transformative breakthroughs that can hold tremendous potential for physical and emotional healing. When understood and treated in a supportive manner, spiritual emergencies can become gateways to higher levels of functioning and new ways of being. In this book, foremost psychologists, psychiatrists, and spiritual teachers address the following questions: What is spiritual emergency? What is the relationship between spirituality, "madness," and healing? What forms does spiritual emergency take? What are the pitfalls -- and promises -- of spiritual practice? How can people in spiritual emergency be assisted by family, friends, and professionals? This groundbreaking work reveals that within the crisis of spiritual emergency lies the promise of spiritual emergence and renewal.

New Age Religi N And Western Culture

Author : Wouter J. Hanegraaff
ISBN : 9004106960
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This is the first comprehensive analysis of the belief structure and historical background of the New Age Movement. "New Age Religion" emerges as a thoroughly secularized form of western-esoteric traditions which can be traced back to the period of the Renaissance.

Metaphors Of Conciousness

Author : Ronald S. Valle
ISBN : 9781461338024
Genre : Psychology
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As we move into the 1980s, there is an increasing awareness that our civilization is going through a profound cultural transformation. At the heart of this transformation lies what is often called a "paradigm shift"-a dramatic change in the thoughts, perceptions, and values which form a particular vision of reality. The paradigm that is now shifting comprises a large number of ideas and values that have dominated our society for several hundred years; values that have been associated with various streams of Western culture, among them the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, The Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution. They include the belief in the scientific method as the only valid approach to knowledge, the split between mind and matter, the view of nature as a mechanical system, the view of life in society as a competitive struggle for survival, and the belief in unlimited material progress to be achieved through economic and technological growth. All these ideas and values are now found to be severely limited and in need of radical revision.

Italo Calvino

Author : Tommasina Gabriele
ISBN : 0838635318
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Tommasina Gabriele's critical text addresses the paucity of intertextual studies on the erotic in Calvino's work. While Se una notte d'inverno un viaggiatore and Le cosmicomiche have generated some attention to the erotic, eros nonetheless remains virtually unexplored in its widest scope - despite its prevalence and centrality in the majority of Calvino's narratives, from his Racconti to I nostri antenati to his posthumous, unfinished Sotto il sole giaguaro. Perhaps for this reason such texts as Gli amori difficili and Sotto il sole giaguaro have been discussed less by critics than many of Calvino's other neorealist or postmodern fictions. Gabriele's study begins with an assessment of the critical context in which Calvino has been framed and proceeds to the analysis of several articles in which Calvino addresses the erotic in literature. Using these articles and a pivotal interview as a theoretical base, Gabriele offers an explanation for the neglect of the erotic motif as well as a theory of eros in Calvino's work. She uncovers the apparent contradiction that while Calvino repeatedly advocated - throughout his career of forty-plus years - a precise language, this call for precision did not extend to erotic subject matter, where Calvino sometimes felt that "direct representation" was virtually impossible. Gabriele finds that in Calvino the challenge of erotic representation is linked to the complexity of the writer's role, especially as articulated in Calvino's famous article, "Cibernetica e fantasmi." Through this erotic lens, Gabriele examines Il barone rampante and the stories of Le cosmicomiche, Gli amori difficili, and Sotto il sole giaguaro, which establish the erotic as a fundamental and usually positive aspect of human identity and interaction. In Le cosmicomiche, she unveils a "spiral" movement which functions both as a symbol of Calvino's erotic theory and as a symbol of Calvino's circumlocutory approach to it. In Gli amori, she explores the difficulty in expressing the erotic, while offering an alternative interpretation - a "positive" one - of these often criticized characters and stories. Finally, Gabriele identifies the magnitude of the erotic motif in "Sotto il sole giaguaro." Calvino reveals the negative side of eros in this brilliant, ambitious, and tightly knit story which interweaves sexual, historical, religious, cultural, and artistic struggles for power.

Existential Phenomenological Perspectives In Psychology

Author : Ronald S. Valle
ISBN : 9781461569893
Genre : Psychology
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When I began to study psychology a half century ago, it was defined as "the study of behavior and experience." By the time I completed my doctorate, shortly after the end of World War II, the last two words were fading rapidly. In one of my first graduate classes, a course in statistics, the professor announced on the first day, "Whatever exists, exists in some number." We dutifully wrote that into our notes and did not pause to recognize that thereby all that makes life meaningful was being consigned to oblivion. This bland restructuring-perhaps more accurately, destruction-of the world was typical of its time, 1940. The influence of a narrow scientistic attitude was already spreading throughout the learned disciplines. In the next two decades it would invade and tyrannize the "social sciences," education, and even philosophy. To be sure, quantification is a powerful tool, selectively employed, but too often it has been made into an executioner's axe to deny actuality to all that does not yield to its procrustean demands.

Realms Of The Unconscious

Author : Vasiliĭ Vasilʹevich Nalimov
ISBN : STANFORD:36105037442592
Genre : Psychology
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The Stargate Conspiracy

Author : Lynn Picknett
ISBN : 9781101127735
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In recent years, alternative historians have gained remarkable insight into the mysteries of ancient Egypt—but according to Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, their discoveries tie into a dangerous conspiracy nearly fifty years in the making. At the center of this conspiracy is a group of respected, powerful individuals who believe that the ancient Egyptian gods are really extraterrestrials who will soon return to earth. The conspirators have intimate and exclusive knowledge of this momentous second coming—but they insist on keeping it to themselves. What could be the purpose of such a conspiracy? Why are the conspirators so desperate to keep their information a secret? And what does it mean for mankind? In this riveting, well-researched book, Picknett and Price offer compelling evidence that the conspiracy exists—and expose the insidious motivations of the individuals and organizations behind it....

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