Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research (SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology)
Stanislav Grof, Richard D. Mann
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Summarizes Grof's reports and observations from greater than 40 years of study into non-ordinary states of consciousness.
This obtainable and accomplished review of the paintings of Stanislav Grof, one of many founders of transpersonal psychology, used to be particularly written to acquaint novices along with his paintings. Serving as a summation of his profession and former works, this solely new ebook is the resource to introduce Grof's huge, immense contributions to the fields of psychiatry and psychology, particularly his significant proposal of holotropic event, the place holotropic indicates "moving towards wholeness." Grof continues that the present easy assumptions and ideas of psychology and psychiatry require an intensive revision in response to the in depth and systematic examine of holotropic adventure. He means that an intensive internal transformation of humanity and an increase to the next point of cognizance can be humankind's purely actual wish for the future.
“It’s infrequent to discover a textbook that's either super informative and relaxing to learn. Psychology of the Future needs to be one of many first ones I’ve ever encounter … each one bankruptcy introduced a completely new inspiration, conception, or approach that was once simply as enticing because the prior one.” — Dr. Tami Brady, TCM Reviews
"This ebook is by way of a pioneering genius in attention examine. It provides the complete spectrum of Grof's rules, from his earliest mappings of utilizing LSD psychotherapy, to his medical paintings with humans dealing with loss of life, to his more moderen paintings with holotropic respiring, to his most modern techniques concerning the cosmological implications of realization learn and the customers for facing an rising planetary concern. Grof has regularly been the most unique thinkers within the transpersonal box, and his creativity has saved velocity with the adulthood of his total vision." -- Michael Washburn, writer of Transpersonal Psychology in Psychoanalytic Perspective
"Grof bargains a very good contribution to the ever-growing debate concerning the nature of human awareness and in regards to the position of humankind within the cosmos. If extra psychiatrists can be persuaded that human attention transcends the restrictions of the actual mind, and in its place is yet a side of what might most sensible be defined as 'cosmic consciousness,' lets not just anticipate remedy modalities to alter, yet shall we additionally count on the opportunity of culture-wide rethinking of the fundamental presuppositions of recent cosmology, the cosmology that grounds Western associations, ideologies, and ideology in regards to the nature of personhood." -- Michael E. Zimmerman, writer of Contesting Earth's destiny: Radical Ecology and Postmodernity
From the JudeoChristian tradition, we can mention here the breathing exercises of the Essenes and their baptism involving halfdrowning, the Christian Jesus prayer (hesychasm), the exercises of Ignatius of Loyola, and various Cabalistic and Hassidic procedures. Approaches designed to induce or facilitate direct spiritual experiences are characteristic for the mystical branches of the great religions and for their monastic orders. Page 13.
The Nature of Reality: Psyche, Cosmos, and Consciousness The necessary revisions discussed up to this point were related to the theory and practice of psychiatry, psychology, and psychotherapy. However, the work with holotropic states brings challenges of a much more fundamental nature. Many of the experiences and observations that occur during this work are so extraordinary that.
Consistent. The reason why they emerge together is not understandable in terms of conventional logic. However, that does not mean that these associations are arbitrary and random. They have their own deep order that can best be described as "experiential logic." What this means is that the connection between the experiences characteristic for various stages of birth and the concomitant symbolic themes are not based on some formal external similarity, but on the fact that they.
Several important characteristics of the third matrix distinguish it from the previously described noexit constellation. The situation here is challenging and difficult, but it does not seem hopeless and we do not feel helpless. We are actively involved in a fierce struggle and have the feeling that the suffering has a definite direction, goal, and meaning. In religious terms, this situation relates to the concept of purgatory rather than hell.
Severe conflict about God and religious faith and experience strong rebellious and blasphemous thoughts, feelings, and impulses. For example, they associate the image of God with masturbation or defecation or have an irresistible temptation to laugh aloud, scream obscenities, and pass gas in church or at a funeral. This alternates with desperate tendencies to repent, expiate, and punish themselves to undo their transgressions and sins.