Summary Book Review Fasting: an Exceptional Human Experience by Randi Fredricks:
Download or read book Fasting: an Exceptional Human Experience written by Randi Fredricks and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2012-12-20 with total page 546 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fasting An Exceptional Human Experience Since prehistory, fasting has been used in various ways as a means of transformation. As a spiritual practice, it is the oldest and most common form of asceticism and is found in virtually every religion and spiritual tradition. In psychology, studies have suggested that fasting can alleviate the symptoms of some psychiatric conditions, including depression and schizophrenia. In medicine, fasting is one of the most promising therapies, with research suggesting that fasting can cause certain drugs, such as chemotherapy, to work better while reducing drug side-effects. Hunger striking, sometimes called political fasting, may be the most powerful application of fasting. Proof of this occurred in 1948 when Gandhis hunger strike caused millions of Hindus and Muslims in India to cease their fighting. As a practical guide, Randi Fredricks, Ph.D. provides detailed information on the different types of fasting, where people fast, the physiological process of fasting, and the contraindications and criticisms of fasting. Using existing literature and original research, Dr. Fredricks focuses on the transformative characteristics of fasting in the contexts of psychology, medicine, and spirituality. The relationship between fasting and transpersonal psychology is examined, with a focus on peak experiences, self-realization, and other exceptional human experiences. Dr. Fredricks demonstrates how fasting can be profoundly therapeutic, create global paradigm shifts, and provide personal mystical phenomena.
Summary Book Review 700 Conscientiology Experiments by Waldo Vieira:
Download or read book 700 Conscientiology Experiments written by Waldo Vieira and published by Associação Internacional Editares. This book was released on 2018-08-22 with total page 1240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reference work on conscientiology, this treatise, with more than 5,000 entries in the bibliography, first published in Portuguese in 1994, presents the reader with the bases of the neoscience conscientiology. The author proposes 300 tests for self-application, dealing with topics of great relevance such as assistance, the theory of thosene (thought, sentiment and energy), and the theories of inversion and existential recycling, among others. The work presents conscientiology as the science applied to the study of consciousness (ego, personality) in an integral approach, with all its vehicles of manifestation (bodies), previous existences and attributes. The content being deepened and presented in a theoretical and practical way, so a reader understands the importance of this knowledge to their life. The science of conscientiology utilizes the best of the main lines of human knowledge: common sense, religion, philosophy, political ideology and conventional science; and is based on multidimensional self-experience, having consciousness as both the instrument and object of research.
Summary Book Review Transpersonal Research Methods for the Social Sciences by William Braud:
Download or read book Transpersonal Research Methods for the Social Sciences written by William Braud and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 1998-04-29 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is no shortage of research methods that are easily applied to the study of everyday human experience. How, though, does one attempt to study extraordinary human experiences - ultimate values and meanings, peak experiences, transcendence and heightened awareness, among others. William Braud and Rosemarie Anderson introduce a series of transpersonal research methods that are intended to help researchers develop new ways of knowing and methods of inquiry. While these methods will be of particular interest to researchers in transpersonal psychology, humanistic psychology, or transpersonal studies applied to traditional fields, the authors argue that these approaches - with their emphasis on developing intuition, empathy and self-awareness – can benefit anyone involved in the research enterprise across many disciplines.
Summary Book Review Exceptional Experience and Health by Christine Simmonds-Moore:
Download or read book Exceptional Experience and Health written by Christine Simmonds-Moore and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The study of the effect of “exceptional” experiences and beliefs on health—including anomalous, placebo, or hypnotic healing and mystical, religious, transpersonal, and creative experiences—is attracting increasing academic and public interest. This collection of essays explores the nature of mind, its impact on the body, and the relationship between “exceptional” experiences and physical health, mental health, and the potential for other types of perception. Examining the influence of spiritual practices, mental imagery, and alternative healing methods such as Reiki and Johrei, the essays encourage the expansion of mental health practice to include the full range of exceptional experiences. By normalizing experiences that are often pathologized, this book recognizes that exceptional human experiences can and do have value for physical and mental health.
Summary Book Review The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology by Harris L. Friedman:
Download or read book The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology written by Harris L. Friedman and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-06-22 with total page 740 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE WILEY-BLACKWELL HANDBOOK OF Transpersonal Psychology “The new Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology is a necessity today. Many transpersonal psychologists and psychotherapists have been waiting for such a comprehensive work. Congratulations to Harris Friedman and Glenn Hartelius. May this book contribute to an increasingly adventurous, creative, and vibrant universe.” Ingo B. Jahrsetz, President, The European Transpersonal Association “The Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology is an outstanding, comprehensive overview of the field. It is a valuable resource for professional transpersonal practitioners, and an excellent introduction for those who are new to this wide-ranging discipline.” Frances Vaughan, PhD. Psychologist, author of Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions “Finally, the vast literature on transpersonal psychology has been collected in what is clearly the essential handbook for psychologists and others who have either too apologetically endorsed or too critically rejected what undoubtedly will define psychology in the future. If you are not a transpersonal psychologist now, you will be after exploring this handbook. No longer can one dismiss the range of topics confronted by transpersonal psychologists nor demand methodological restraints that refuse to confront the realities transpersonal psychologists explore. This is a marvelous handbook—critical, expansive, and like much of what transpersonal psychologists study, sublime.” Ralph W. Hood Jr., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga With contributions from more than fifty scholars, this is the most inclusive resource yet published on transpersonal psychology, which advocates a rounded approach to human well-being, integrating ancient beliefs and modern knowledge. Proponents view the field as encompassing Jungian principles, psychotherapeutic techniques such as Holotropic Breathwork, and the meditative practices found in Hinduism and Buddhism. Alongside the core commentary on transpersonal theories—including holotropic states; science, with chapters on neurobiology and psychometrics; and relevance to feminism or concepts of social justice—the volume includes sections describing transpersonal experiences, accounts of differing approaches to healing, wellness, and personal development, and material addressing the emerging field of transpersonal studies. Chapters on shamanism and psychedelic therapies evoke the multifarious interests of the transpersonal psychology community. The result is a richly flavored distillation of the underlying principles and active ingredients in the field.
Summary Book Review Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy by Elsie Jones-Smith:
Download or read book Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy written by Elsie Jones-Smith and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2014-10-29 with total page 1512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This breakthrough edition of Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Integrative Approach, by Elsie Jones-Smith, sets a new standard in counseling theories books. The Second Edition goes beyond expert coverage of traditional and social constructivist theories with coverage of more contemporary approaches to psychotherapy, including individual chapters on spirituality and psychotherapy, strengths-based therapy, neuroscience and neuropsychotherapy, motivational interviewing, and the expressive arts therapies. In every chapter, the case study of a preadolescent boy demonstrates how each theory can be applied in psychotherapy. Up to date and easy to read, the book engages readers with inner reflection questions that help them apply the theories to the lives of their clients and shows them how to develop their own integrative approach to psychotherapy.
Summary Book Review The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology by Courtney M. Block:
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Parapsychology written by Courtney M. Block and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-10-21 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work provides an encyclopedic overview of the field of parapsychology, including prominent researchers, seminal studies, topics, figures, and more. It also includes a chapter on the intersection of parapsychology and pop culture to highlight the many, nuanced ways that the psychical is intertwined into our culture.
Summary Book Review Extra-Planetary Experiences by Thomas James Streicher:
Download or read book Extra-Planetary Experiences written by Thomas James Streicher and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-03-19 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deep insights into human consciousness revealed by accounts of travel to other planets, moons, and stars • Includes interviews with 7 people who have had extra-planetary experiences, including astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Norma Milanovich, and Ingo Swann • Reveals the positive effects of these events on the interviewees’ lives, from cosmic consciousness and loss of fear of death to enhanced spiritual insights • Contextualizes these accounts with 19th- and 20th-century reports as well as alien-human encounters in ancient Sumerian, Vedic, Egyptian, Tibetan, and biblical records Since prehistoric times all cultures report encounters with strange beings and crafts from the sky as well as stories of extra-planetary experiences--that is, travel to other planets, moons, and stars. In the case of modern accounts, these benevolent alien-human interactions bear striking resemblance to one another, even among people with no knowledge of other alien-human claims. And all experiences marked a spiritual turning point in the person’s life, providing a loss of the fear of death, enhanced spiritual insights, a connection to cosmic consciousness, or increased motivation to be of service to humanity. Exploring fresh dimensions of ET contact and extra-planetary experience (XPE) using Harvard professor and researcher John Mack’s witnessing approach to paranormal incidents, Thomas Streicher interviews 7 renowned people who have experienced XPE--including astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Norma Milanovich, and Stanford-tested remote viewer Ingo Swann--and shares the positive spiritual effects of XPE on their lives. Placing their experiences in the context of historical accounts of alien-human encounters from ancient Sumerian, Vedic, Egyptian, Tibetan, Hopi, Dogon, and biblical records as well as 19th- and 20th-century testimonies from Orfeo Angelucci, Billy Meier, Elizabeth Klarer, and others, the author reveals the similarities of these experiences with those of his interviewees. Streicher shows these experiences are not contrived hallucinations but genuine transformative spiritual awakenings akin to near-death and out-of-body experiences.
Summary Book Review Critical Reflections on the Paranormal by Michael F. Stoeber:
Download or read book Critical Reflections on the Paranormal written by Michael F. Stoeber and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 1996-09-26 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collection of essays that clarifies and evaluates the various aspects of paranormal phenomena, including telepathy, psychokinesis, trance-mediumship, near-death experiences and past-life memories.
Download or read book Otherworlds written by David Luke and published by Aeon Books. This book was released on 2019-05-24 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scientist and psychonaut David Luke weaves personal experience and scientific research in this comprehensive exploration of chemically mediated extra ordinary human experiences."Emphasizing parapsychological aspects of the psychedelic experience, Luke's new book fills in a fascinating and previously neglected lacuna in the burgeoning field of human studies with these compounds. " - Rick Strassman, PhD "A psychedelic Indiana Jones. " - Matt Colborn, PhD "David Luke's delightful one-liner about his book is that it's 'about weird people in weird places taking weird substances doing weird things and, importantly, having weird experiences' . . . On reflection, it's much more profound than that . . . So weird reader, forge ahead without fear. " - Dean Radin, PhD "In his fascinating book David plunges into this controversial topic and gives the backstory, the front story, and possible ways forward to bring paranormal and psychedelic research together, and further our understanding of both. " - Dennis J. McKenna, PhD "A remarkable collection and a necessary one. This body of research illuminates aspects of psychedelic experiences usually obscured or denied in the medical and clinical research and sensationalized in the popular press. " - James Fadiman, PhD "A real Dr Gonzo. " - Will Self
Summary Book Review Broken Images Broken Selves by Stanley Krippner:
Download or read book Broken Images Broken Selves written by Stanley Krippner and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Practical and provocative, this book serves as a guide for those who want a deeper look into the human psyche and a more encompassing vision of the less predictable aspects of the mind.
Summary Book Review Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology by Paul F. Cunningham, Ph.D.:
Download or read book Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology written by Paul F. Cunningham, Ph.D. and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-12-29 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology: Bridging Spirit and Science provides an accessible and engaging introduction to this complex and evolving field. Adopting a modular approach, the book systematically relates key themes of Transpersonal Psychology to three major areas within psychology: general psychology, experimental psychology, and clinical psychology. Covering a wide range of topics including transpersonal states of consciousness, biological foundations, research methods, and cognition, the book also features extensive discussion of transpersonal theorists and the impact of their work on our understanding of psychological concepts. The book also introduces contemporary developments in the field and anticipates future advances such as feminist perspectives and cross-cultural approaches alongside practical experiments designed to give transpersonal theories and concepts psychological roots. A critical evaluation of both mainstream and transpersonal theories and research is applied throughout to foster analytical skills and encourage critical and scientific thinking about humanity’s nature as spiritual creatures and ways to educate for personal and social transformation. Accompanied by an online instructor’s manual, this book will be an essential companion for all students of Transpersonal or Humanistic Psychology, or those interested in applying transpersonal ideas to mainstream psychological research.
Summary Book Review Human Experience at Work by Ben Whitter:
Download or read book Human Experience at Work written by Ben Whitter and published by Kogan Page Publishers. This book was released on 2021-05-03 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The only way for HR professionals to ensure sustainable top performance from their workforce is by taking a people-focused approach to their employees. To outperform their competitors, businesses need happy, engaged and committed employees performing to their full potential. Investing in new technologies or embracing people analytics won't achieve this but a people-focused approach will. It not only improves staff engagement, productivity and wellbeing but also secures the benefits for the business with Deloitte reporting in 2019 that 'organizations focusing on human experience are twice as likely to outperform their peers in revenue growth over a three-year period.' Human Experience at Work is a practical guide for HR professionals and those responsible for talent management which provides advice, examples and guidance on how to embed people-centred approach to staff development. Human Experience at Work covers what human experience is, the benefits for the organization, the benefits for employees, how to make it part of a talent management and organizational development strategy and how to leverage it. There is also coverage of how focusing on people and allowing them to be themselves at work creates a more diverse and inclusive work environment. Supported by case studies, insights, and examples from companies including GSK, Ford, IKEA, Fotile, Grenade, Huel, and Moneypenny.
Summary Book Review The Akashic Experience by Ervin Laszlo:
Download or read book The Akashic Experience written by Ervin Laszlo and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2009-02-12 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Firsthand testimonies by 20 leaders in culture and science of their interactions with the Akashic field • Provides important evidence for the authenticity of nonmaterial contact that human beings have with each other and with the cosmos • Demonstrates that the increasing frequency and intensity of these experiences is evidence of a widespread spiritual resurgence • Includes contributions by Alex Grey, Stanislav Grof, Stanley Krippner, Swami Kriyananda, Edgar Mitchell, and others Knowing or feeling that we are all connected to each other and to the cosmos by more than our eyes and ears is not a new notion but one as old as humanity. Traditional indigenous societies were fully aware of nonmaterial connections and incorporated them into their daily life. The modern world, however, continues to dismiss and even deny these intangible links--taking as real only that which is physically manifest or proved “scientifically.” Consequently our mainstream culture is spiritually impoverished, and the world we live in has become disenchanted. In The Akashic Experience, 20 leading authorities in fields such as psychiatry, physics, philosophy, anthropology, natural healing, near death experience, and spirituality offer firsthand accounts of interactions with a cosmic memory field that can transmit information to people without having to go through the senses. Their experiences with the Akashic field are now validated and supported by evidence from cutting-edge sciences that shows that there is a cosmic memory field that contains all information--past, present, and future. The increasing frequency and intensity of these Akashic experiences are an integral part of a large-scale spiritual resurgence and evolution of human consciousness that is under way today.
Summary Book Review Hearts in Transcendence by Alexander De Foe:
Download or read book Hearts in Transcendence written by Alexander De Foe and published by Author House. This book was released on 2015-01-16 with total page 351 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Hearts in Transcendence' offers an insightful exploration of transcendental consciousness states that challenge the boundaries of human potential. These exceptional states of consciousness have been captured throughout literature, but seldom is the real, tangible, and practical significance of exceptional experiences discussed in the modern world. This book sets out to do just that - to uncover the greater potential of the human being through a practical, applied approach to consciousness states and cosmic experiences of transcendence.
Summary Book Review An Introduction to Religious and Spiritual Experience by Marianne Rankin:
Download or read book An Introduction to Religious and Spiritual Experience written by Marianne Rankin and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2008-12-10 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive new introduction looks at spiritual experiences from past to present, from the experiences of the founders of the major world religious traditions to events in the lives of ordinary people today. Mystical and Near Death Experiences are included. Examples are drawn from a variety of sources, including original accounts from the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre Archive at the University of Wales, Lampeter as well as many given to the author in person. Interpretations of these experiences follow, from religious, philosophical and scientific viewpoints. Various questions are considered. Is there a common core to spiritual experience? Do these experiences offer proof of the existence of God or of the possibility of survival of death? This fascinating work concludes with an evaluation of what can be learned about consciousness, religion and what it is to be human.