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PATHS BEYOND EGO: The Transpersonal Vision

PATHS BEYOND EGO: THE TRANSPERSONAL VISION

Edited by Roger Walsh, M.D. Ph.D. and Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.

CONTENTS

Foreword by John Mack, M.D.
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction

PART I
THE VARIETIES OF TRANSPERSONAL EXPERIENCE

SECTION ONE
THE RIDDLE OF CONSCIOUSNESS /​ 13
1. Psychology, Reality, and Consciousness. Daniel Goleman /​ 13
2. Psychologia Perennis: The Spectrum of Consciousness. Ken Wilber /​ 21
3. The Systems Approach to Consciousness. Charles Tart /​ 34
4. Mapping and Comparing States. Roger Walsh /​ 38

SECTION TWO
MEDITATION: ROYAL ROAD TO THE TRANSPERSONAL /​ 47
5. The Seven Factors of Enlightenment. Jack Kornfield /​ 56
6. Meditation Research: The State of the Art. Roger Walsh /​ 60
7. Even the Best Meditators Have Old Wounds to Heal: Combining Meditation and Psychotherapy. Jack Kornfield /​ 67

SECTION THREE
LUCID DREAMING /​ 71
8. Benefits of Lucid Dreaming. Judith Malamud /​ 77
9. Learning Lucid Dreaming. Stephen LaBerge /​ 78
10. Beyond Lucidity: Moving Toward Pure Consciousness. Jayne Gackenbach and Jane Bosveld /​ 81
11. Continuous Consciousness. Sri Aurobindo /​ 83
12. From Lucidity to Enlightenment: Tibetan Dream Yoga. Stephen LaBerge /​ 84

SECTION FOUR
THE MIND MANIFESTERS: IMPLICATIONS OF PSYCHEDELICS /​ 87
13.Do drugs Have Religious Import? Huston Smith /​ 91
14. The Varieties of Consciousness: Observations on Nitrous Oxide. William James /​ 94
15. Realsm of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD Research. Stanislav Grof /​ 95


PART II

THE FARTHER REACHES OF DEVELOPMENT

SECTION FIVE
TRANSPERSONAL DIMENSIONS OF DEVELOPMENT /​ 109
16. The Spectrum of Transpersonal Development. Ken Wilber /​ 116
17. Becoming Somebody and Nobody: Psychoanalysis and Buddhism. John H. Engler /​ 118
18. The Varieties of Egolessness. Mark Epstein /​ 121
19. The Pre/​Trans Fallacy. Ken Wilber /​ 124

SECTION SIX
PROBLEMS ON THE PATHL CLINICAL CONCERNS /​ 131
20. Spiritual Emergency: The Understanding and Treatment of Transpersonal Crises. Christina Grof and Stanislav Grof /​ 137
21. Addiction as Spiritual Emergency. Christina Grof and Stansilav Grof /​ 144
22. The Shadow of the Enlightened Guru. Georg Feuerstein /​ 147
23. The Spectrum of Pathologies. Ken Wilber /​ 148

SECTION SEVEN
THE QUEST FOR WHOLENESS; TRANSPERSONAL THERAPIES /​ /​ 153
24. The Spectrum of Therapies. Ken Wilber /​ 156
25. Healing and Wholeness: Transpersonal Psychotherapy. Frances Vaughan /​ 160
26. Assumptions of Transpersonal Psychotherapy. Bryan Wittine /​ 165
27. Integral Practices: Body, Heart, and Mind. Michael Murphy /​ 171

PART III
FOUNDATIONS AND APPLICATIONS

SECTION EIGHT
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND TRANSCENDENCE /​ 177
28. Different views from Different States. Gordon Globus /​ 182
29. Eye to Eye: Science and Transpersonal Psychology. Ken Wilber /​ 182
30. Science and Mysticism. Fritjof Capra /​ 189
31. Transpersonal Anthropology. Charles D. Laughlin, Jr., John McManus, and Jon Shearer /​ 190
32. The Near-Death Experience. Kenneth Ring /​195

SECTION NINE
THE PHILOSOPHY OF TRANSCENDENCE /​ 201
33. Transpersonal worldviews: Hisorical and Philosophical Reflections.
Robert A. McDermott /​ 206
34. The Perennial Philosophy. Aldous Huxley /​ 212
35. The Great Chain of Being. Ken Wilber /​ 214
36. Hidden Wisdom. Roger Walsh /​ 223

SECTION TEN
MINDING OUR WORLD: SERVICE AND SUSTAINABILITY /​ 227
37. The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture: A Call for Universal Responsibility.
The Dalai Lama /​ 232
38. Compassion: The Delicate Balance. Ram Dass /​ 234
39. Conscious Love. John Welwood /​ 236
40. Transpersonal Ecology. Warwick Fox /​ 240
41. Deep Ecology: Living as if Nature Mattered. Bill Devall and George Sessions /​ 241
42. The Tao of Personal and Social Transformation. Duane Elgin /​ 246
43. Transpersonal Experience and the Global Crisis. Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof. /​ 251
44. An Inner Manhattan Project. Peter Russell /​ 252

SECTION ELEVEN
ENVISIONING THE FUTURE /​255
45. Paths Beyond Ego in the Coming Decades. Ken Wilber /​ 256
46. The Adventure of Consciousness. Roger Walsh and Frances Vaughan /​ 266

Notes and References /​ 269
Further Reading /​ 279
Resources /​ 285
Contributors /​ 287
Permissions /​ 291

Selected Books and Articles

Fetzer Institute Newsletter, Spring 2007
Forgiveness as a means to awakening love.
Article
Discusses the unique qualities of spiritual intelligence and spiritual maturity.
BOOKS: Psychology/Spirituality
Explores many dimensions of the spiritual path.
Psychology/Spirituality
Practical wisdom for healthy human development from a transpersonal perspective.
Psychology/Personal growth
Guidelines for training and developing trustworthy intuition.
Psychology/transpersonal
A comprehensive, edited volume of the best authors in transpersonal psychology.
Journal articles
In our society today, spiritual choices confront the seeker more than ever before. Traditional and non-traditional teachers abound, and having some criteria for evaluation can be helpful.
Spirituality
A goldmine of psychological and spiritual insights.
Nuggets of truth that will change your life.