Paths Beyond Ego

Paths Beyond Ego : Transpersonal Vision

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This book is a clarion call for an expanded vision of human possibilities. In it, many of the best thinkers of our day ask us to renew the perennial search for self-knowledge and to discover the deeper meaning of our lives. For this, they offer the transpersonal perspective -- which extends beyond consciousness in its myriad forms, including altered states, yoga, dreams, and contemplation. This marriage of psychology and science with the spiritual traditions has borne ripe fruit: the transpersonal vision, which offers a uniquely generous and encompassing view of human nature. The fifty essays that make up Paths Beyond Ego apply transpersonal thinking to individual growth, psychotherapy, meditation, dreams, psychedelics, science, ethics, philosophy, ecology, and service. The result is an integrated and comprehensive overview of the many dimensions of human experience. In clear, accessible writing, the contributors suggest that our potential for enhancing human abilities is much greater than previously suspected and that our tools for this grand undertaking are widely available today. The transpersonal vision offers great hope for the future -- and links us to the timeless wisdom of the more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Warner Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0874776783
  • 9780874776782
  • 69,032

About Roger N. Walsh

Roger Walsh, M.D., professor of psychiatry, philosophy, and anthropology at the University of California at Irvine. He has published over a hundred articles and twelve books on science, philosophy, religion, and ecological issues, and his work has received over a dozen national and international more

Table of contents

Paths Beyond Ego Foreword, by John E. Mack, M.D.Preface Acknowledgments Introduction PART I: THE VARIETIES OF TRANSPERSONAL EXPERIENCE Section One: The Riddle of Consciousness 1. Psychology, Reality, and Consciousness - Daniel Goleman 2. Psychologia Perennis: The Spectrum of Consciousness - Ken Wilber 3. The Systems Approach to Consciousness - Charles Tart 4. Mapping and Comparing States - Roger WalshSection Two: Meditation: Royal Road to the Transpersonal 5. The Seven Factors of Enlightenment - Jack Kornfield 6. Meditation Research: The State of the Art - Roger Walsh 7. Even the Best Meditators Have Old Wounds to Heal: Combining Meditation and Psychotherapy - Jack KornfieldSection Three: Lucid Dreaming 8. Benefits of Lucid Dreaming - Judith Malamud 9. Learning Lucid Dreaming - Stephen LaBerge 10. Beyond Lucidity: Moving Toward Pure Consciousness - Jayne Gackenbach and Jane Bosveld 11. Continuous Consciousness - Sri Aurobindo 12. From Lucidity to Enlightenment: Tibetan Dream Yoga - Stephen LaBergeSection Four: The Mind Manifesters: Implications of Psychedelics 13. Do Drugs Have Religious Import? - Huston Smith 14. The Varieties of Consciousness: Observations on Nitrous Oxide - William James 15. Realms of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD Research - Stanislav GrofPART II: THE FARTHER REACHES OF DEVELOPMENT Section Five: Transpersonal Dimensions of Development 16. The Spectrum of Transpersonal Development - Ken Wilber 17. Becoming Somebody and Nobody: Psychoanalysis and Buddhism - John H. Engler 18. The Varieties of Egolessness - Mark Epstein 19. The Pre/Trans Fallacy - Ken WilberSection Six: Problems on the Path: Clinical Concerns 20. Spiritual Emergency: The Understanding and Treatment of Transpersonal Crises - Christina Grof and Stanislav Grof 21. Addiction as Spiritual Emergency - Christina Grof and Stanislav Grof 22. The Shadow of the Enlightened Guru - Georg Feuerstein 23. The Spectrum of Pathologies - Ken WilberSection Seven: The Quest for Wholeness: Transpersonal Therapies 24. The Spectrum of Therapies - Ken Wilber 25. Healing and Wholeness: Transpersonal Psychotherapy - Frances Vaughan 26. Assumptions of Transpersonal Psychotherapy - Bryan Wittine 27. Integral Practices: Body, Heart, and Mind - Michael MurphyPART III: FOUNDATIONS AND APPLICATIONS Section Eight: Science, Technology, and Transcendence 28. Different Views from Different States - Gordon Globus 29. Eye to Eye: Science and Transpersonal Psychology - Ken Wilber 30. Science and Mysticism - Fritjof Capra 31. Transpersonal Anthropology - Charles D. Laughlin, Jr., John McManus, and Jon Shearer 32. The Near-Death Experience - Kenneth Ring Section Nine: The Philosophy of Transcendence 33. Transpersonal Worldviews: Historical and Philosophical Reflections - Robert A. McDermott 34. The Perennial Philosophy - Aldous Huxley 35. The Great Chain of Being - Ken Wilber 36. Hidden Wisdom - Roger WalshSection Ten: Minding Our World: Service and Sustainability 37. The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture: A Call for Universal Responsibility - The Dalai Lama 38. Compassion: The Delicate Balance - Ram Dass 39. Conscious Love - John Welwood 40. Transpersonal Ecology - Warwick Fox 41. Deep Ecology: Living as If Nature Mattered - Bill Devall and George Sessions 42. The Tao of Personal and Social Transformation - Duane Elgin 43. Transpersonal Experience and the Global Crisis - Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof 44. An Inner Manhattan Project - Peter RussellSection Eleven: Envisioning the Future 45. Paths Beyond Ego in the Coming Decades - Ken Wilber 46. The Adventure of Consciousness - Roger Walsh and Frances VaughanNotes and References Further Reading Resources Contributors Permissionsshow more

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