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California Institute of Integral Studies

2002

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Unattached Mind, Shoshin Lchishima Jan 2002

Unattached Mind, Shoshin Lchishima

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

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Dancing With The Trickster Notes For A Transpersonal Autobiography, Stanley Krippner Jan 2002

Dancing With The Trickster Notes For A Transpersonal Autobiography, Stanley Krippner

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

This autobiographical essay focuses on "transpersonal," "anomalous," and "exceptional"

experiences, those elements often ignored when individuals write the stories of their lives.

Nevertheless, these experiences have life-transformative potentials that may be more salient

than the activities usually serving as the basis for autobiographical accounts.


The Essence Of Transpersonal Psychology Contemporary Views, S. I. Shapiro, Grace W. Lee, Philippe L. Gross Jan 2002

The Essence Of Transpersonal Psychology Contemporary Views, S. I. Shapiro, Grace W. Lee, Philippe L. Gross

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

The authors compiled 80 chronologically ordered passages from the contemporary psychology

literature that address the essence of transpersonal psychology. A thematic analysis of

these passages revealed that the two most frequent categories, occurring 53 (66.2%) and 49

(61.2%) times respectively, were: (a) Going beyond or transcending the individual, ego, self,

the personal, personality, or personal identity; existence of a deeper, true, or authentic Self;

and (b) Spirituality, psychospiritual, psychospiritual development, the spiritual, spirit. Other,

less frequent, themes included: special states of consciousness; interconnectivity/unity; going

beyond other schools of psychology; emphasis on a scientific approach; mysticism; full range ...


The Last Time I Saw Fritz, Marc L. Joslyn Jan 2002

The Last Time I Saw Fritz, Marc L. Joslyn

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Zen is not merely an exotic practice imported from the Orient; it is the constantly fresh

realization ofTrue Nature everywhere and at every time. So, it may be expected that sparks

of Zen will be found in all cultures. Hence, having been engaged with Zen practice since 1964,

the author reminisces here about how he turned to Zen after his study of Gestalt psychology

and his encounter with Gestalt therapy in the person ofFritz Perls. Gestalt therapy as usually

practiced is not Zen, the author concludes. But if it clears the way for a glimmer of the Self

which has ...


Spring Essence The Poetryofh8xuan Hu'o'Ng, John Balaban Jan 2002

Spring Essence The Poetryofh8xuan Hu'o'Ng, John Balaban

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

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Wu Wei In Chuang Tzu As Life-Systematic, Kuang-Ming Wu Jan 2002

Wu Wei In Chuang Tzu As Life-Systematic, Kuang-Ming Wu

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Wu wei (non-doing) in Chuang Tzu is expressed in story-bits reflecting life-slices. They are lifesystematic,

not random, not having a system. One; Chuang Tzu is a dragonfly over the pond of

life, dotting the water of daily ongoing without dotting it. Two; the dotting is dot-sayings that

yam life's concrete bits into story-coherence. Three; Chuang Tzu dots and struts around to let

others say, and life-coherenc.e appears. FoUl'; life-coherence is a life-family of concrete bits, a

thread of many life-fibres twisted together. Five; Chu Hsi and Chuang Tzu have dot-sayings

that draw readers into making systems of their ...


Language As Aperture, Duane Preble Jan 2002

Language As Aperture, Duane Preble

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

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Quiet Mind, Atsumi Yamamoto Jan 2002

Quiet Mind, Atsumi Yamamoto

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

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The Re-Cognition Of Being's Infrastructure As Self-Completion, Herbert Guenther Jan 2002

The Re-Cognition Of Being's Infrastructure As Self-Completion, Herbert Guenther

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Wholeness as indivisible and the human being's connectedness with it are the abiding themes

of the Buddhist experience-rooted and process-oriented thinking that goes by the name of

rDzogs-chen. From its basically holistic point of view, the human being is a sub-whole,

similar to a variation on a musical theme. From another point of view, however, based on

the confusion of a compacted (and hence de-compactable) totality with wholeness, the human

being is seen as being a reality that is internally divided and feels uncertain about who/

what he really is. Together, the intolerable feelings of being divided and uncertain ...


Arrest, Interrogation, Prison Life, V. V. Nailmov Jan 2002

Arrest, Interrogation, Prison Life, V. V. Nailmov

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

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Endangered Asanas, Ralph Augsburger Jan 2002

Endangered Asanas, Ralph Augsburger

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

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Embodied Light, Chris Mcdonough Jan 2002

Embodied Light, Chris Mcdonough

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Underwater photography triggers new ways of experiencing space, time, and being. In the seemingly boundless liquid space, the self expands and focused attention induces intense clarity of the present moment and of our basic nakedness. This portfolio seeks to capture the primal embodied experience of weightless energy and the unceasing dance of light, the creator/ destroyer.


Transpersonal Psychology As A Scientific Field, Harris Friedman Jan 2002

Transpersonal Psychology As A Scientific Field, Harris Friedman

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

The importance of the development of transpersonal psychology as a science is considered. Arguments from romanticism, scientism, and constructionism that challenge this possibility are countered. A distinction is drawn between the field of transpersonal psychology as a science and the broader area known as transpersonal studies that may legitimately use scientific or nonscientific methods. The concepts of transpersonal phenomena and transcendent noumena are delineated, the latter being seen as outside of the purview of science. The benefits of embracing a scientific approach are contrasted to a number of epistemological alternatives. The scientific approach is forwarded for its potential contribution towards ...


Lumignosis, Michael G. Mitchell Jan 2002

Lumignosis, Michael G. Mitchell

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Photography can compress what moves through eternity into the appearance of a single moment. Eternity is always willing to participate; light is its favorite son. Light is always ready ro befriend the sensitive photographer and to induce metacomprehensive wonder. Truth has always come to me through my eyes. What I call "greater truth'' comes as poetry sung by the voice of light.


Dinomor: Evoking Memories Of Dino's Dreams And Death, Tonu R. Soidla Jan 2002

Dinomor: Evoking Memories Of Dino's Dreams And Death, Tonu R. Soidla

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

This is a transpersonal fantasy about the last days of the dinosaurs ca. sixty-five million years ago. I suppose that communication with the Timeless (or if one prefers to put it--with Another) in one's mind precedes intraspecies communication and that one of the first recognizable acts of mystical life is surrender. A more specific and of course more far-out and irreverent hypothesis underlying this fantasy is that--unlike the bulk of individual memory records--Timeless memory "seeds" of unspecified origin are transmittable by a [retro]enterovirus. This leads to the possibility of horizontal transmission of this type of memory. In the ...


Jean-Jacques Dicker Photography First, Philippe L. Gross Jan 2002

Jean-Jacques Dicker Photography First, Philippe L. Gross

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

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The Universe Grasper, S. I. Shapiro Jan 2002

The Universe Grasper, S. I. Shapiro

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

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Altered States Of Consciousness And Psychotherapy A Cross-Cultural Perspective, Mario Simoes Jan 2002

Altered States Of Consciousness And Psychotherapy A Cross-Cultural Perspective, Mario Simoes

International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

The main physiological and induced Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs) aJ:e outlined as well as methods of induction. The phenomenology of ASCs is described and related to psychopathology. A short commentary is given aboutASCs used in some ethnopsychotherapies. Psychotherapies of Western origin using ASCs, especially hypnosis, Holotropic BJ:eathwork, and Personalized Experiential Restructuralization Therapy (Past-Life/Regression Therapy) are outlined and discussed.