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Transpersonal psychology

Transpersonal psychology
Issues considered in transpersonal psychology include spiritual self-development, self beyond the ego, peak experiences, mystical experiences, systemic trance, spiritual crises, spiritual evolution, religious conversion, altered states of consciousness, spiritual practices, and other sublime and/or unusually expanded experiences of living. The discipline attempts to describe and integrate spiritual experience within modern psychological theory and to formulate new theory to encompass such experience. Transpersonal psychology has made several contributions to the academic field, and the studies of human development, consciousness and spirituality.[3][4] Transpersonal psychology has also made contributions to the fields of psychotherapy[5] and psychiatry.[6][7] Definition[edit] Lajoie and Shapiro[8] reviewed forty definitions of transpersonal psychology that had appeared in academic literature over the period from 1968 to 1991. Development of the academic field[edit] Origins[edit] Dr.

Transpersonal The transpersonal is a phenomenon or experience "in which the sense of identity or self extends beyond (trans) the individual or personal to encompass wider aspects of humankind, life, psyche or cosmos".[1] The term is highly associated with the work of Abraham Maslow and his understanding of "peak experiences", and was first adapted by the human potential movement in the 1960s.[citation needed] Among the psychological sciences that have studied[clarification needed] transpersonal phenomena are Transpersonal psychology, Humanistic psychology and Near-Death Studies.[citation needed] Among the forerunners to the development of transpersonal theory are the school of Psychosynthesis (founded by Roberto Assagioli), and the Analytical school of C.G Jung.[citation needed] Transpersonal states[edit] Transpersonal psychology considers[clarification needed] the concept of transpersonal states of awareness. See also[edit] References[edit] Jump up ^ Walsh, R. and F.

The Blog : Drugs and the Meaning of Life (Photo by JB Banks) (Note 6/4/2014: I have revised this 2011 essay and added an audio version.—SH) Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. Drugs are another means toward this end. One of the great responsibilities we have as a society is to educate ourselves, along with the next generation, about which substances are worth ingesting and for what purpose and which are not. However, we should not be too quick to feel nostalgia for the counterculture of the 1960s. Drug abuse and addiction are real problems, of course, the remedy for which is education and medical treatment, not incarceration. I discuss issues of drug policy in some detail in my first book, The End of Faith, and my thinking on the subject has not changed. I have two daughters who will one day take drugs. This is not to say that everyone should take psychedelics. (Pokhara, Nepal) Recommended Reading:

Terence McKenna Land media/McKenna streaming audio and video Rupert Sheldrake hosts many excellent realaudio streams including Trialogues at the Edge of the MilleniumPart I and Part II led by Terence (1.5 hours each) The Trip Receptacles : MP3 clips from all-psychedelic, all-entheogen radio, transmitted via KPFA in Berkeley with Stanislav Grof, Alexander (Sasha) Shulgin, Timothy Leary, Terence McKenna, Albert Hoffman, Rick Strassman, Fritjof Capra, Andrew Weil, D.M. Turner and many others. Let Talk With Terence! Hyperspace, the Gaian supermind, global rave telepathy, and more inRe-Evolution. Ordinary Language, Visible Language, and Virtual Reality.Excerpts from A Weekend with Terence McKenna parts ONE and TWO. The monstrously vast Camden Centre Talk. Abrupt TranscriptionsLive at Wetlands PreserveNew York City, July 28, 1998 - Realaudio stream or downloadLive at The LighthouseNew York City, April 23, 1997Live at St. Interviews Encounters with Terence Reviews: Good, Bad and Ugly T I M E W A V E Z E R O

Nous This article is about a philosophical term. For the philosophy journal, see Noûs. In philosophy, common English translations include "understanding" and "mind"; or sometimes "thought" or "reason" (in the sense of that which reasons, not the activity of reasoning).[2][3] It is also often described as something equivalent to perception except that it works within the mind ("the mind's eye").[4] It has been suggested that the basic meaning is something like "awareness".[5] In colloquial British English, nous also denotes "good sense", which is close to one everyday meaning it had in Ancient Greece. This diagram shows the medieval understanding of spheres of the cosmos, derived from Aristotle, and as per the standard explanation by Ptolemy. In Aristotle's influential works, the term was carefully distinguished from sense perception, imagination and reason, although these terms are closely inter-related. Pre-Socratic usage[edit] The first use of the word nous in the Iliad. Xenophon[edit]

Personality and Individuality in the transpersonal relationship The word that you are relates to all other words in all other languages of the Universe. A word has a meaning greater than its individual letters. What so many people do in theireveryday lives is hold onto one word or personal idea and see themselves as that individual word - or world. The Word as a Transpersonal Metaphor Transpersonal is the transformation of your singular view of you. identify your personality ... which is your limitation ... transcend the personal limitations you (and others) place on you ... any spiritual belief is a limitation One word written on a page can convey only so much of the truth of the message. Each word you read leads to another. in the beginning was the word Let us view the word as a human being. Next, looking at a sentence as a human being. But within that grouping, one word has one concentrated, tunneled meaning, a little more expanded than when it stood alone, but still not its complete scope of expression. Now see the word - human being as a paragraph.

État modifié de conscience Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Causes[modifier | modifier le code] Les EMC peuvent être provoqués soit par des substances psychotropes (comme l'alcool, le cannabis, l'ecstasy, la cocaïne et tout hallucinogène, ils sont alors parfois appelés « états altérés de conscience »[3]), soit par intervention psychologique (par exemple l'hypnose), soit par des pratiques spirituelles et corporelles (comme la méditation)[4] ; dans ce cas, les pratiquants parlent couramment d'états de conscience « supérieurs »[5],[6], ou soit après des traumatismes physiques (accidents, pertes de conscience, fièvres, fatigue extrême, états proches de la mort). La création artistique pourrait également rapprocher de ces états. Types[modifier | modifier le code] Notes et références[modifier | modifier le code] ↑ Abdelhafid Chlyeh, La transe, Marsam,‎ 2000 (présentation en ligne [archive]), p. 73↑ Dictionnaire de psychologie (sous la direction de R. Articles connexes[modifier | modifier le code]

Stanislav Grof Biography[edit] As founding president of the International Transpersonal Association (founded in 1977), he went on to become distinguished adjunct faculty member of the Department of Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness at the California Institute of Integral Studies, a position he remains in today. Grof was featured in the film Entheogen: Awakening the Divine Within, a 2006 documentary about rediscovering an enchanted cosmos in the modern world.[3] He was also featured in five other documentaries.[4] Teachings[edit] Grof distinguishes between two modes of consciousness: the hylotropic and the holotropic.[5] The hylotropic[6] refers to "the normal, everyday experience of consensus reality. All the cultures in human history except the Western industrial civilization have held holotropic states of consciousness in great esteem. Grof connects modern man's inability to fully and honestly grapple with his psychic conflicts to the contemporary ecological crisis: Bibliography[edit] Notes[edit]

Tummo Tummo (Tibetan: gtum-mo; Sanskrit: caṇḍālī) is a form of breathing, found in the Six Yogas of Naropa,[1] Lamdre, Kalachakra and Anuyoga teachings of Tibetan Vajrayana. Tummo originally derives from Indian Vajrayana tradition, including the instruction of the Mahasiddha Krishnacarya and the Hevajra Tantra. The purpose of tummo is to gain control over body processes during the completion stage of 'highest yoga tantra' (Anuttarayoga Tantra) or Anuyoga. Nomenclature, orthography and etymology[edit] Tummo (gTum mo in Wylie transliteration, also spelled Tumo, or Tum-mo; Sanskrit caṇḍālī) is a Tibetan word, literally meaning fierce [woman]. Orthography[edit] Tummo may also be rendered in English approximating its phonemic enunciation as 'Dumo'.[3] Practice[edit] The channels do not exist in the way they are visualized during Vajrayana practice. After familiarity in trul khor, there is the practice of tummo. Kundalini and tummo[edit] Miranda Shaw clarifies: Overview[edit] Dr Arya (2006) also states:

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