Play of Consciousness

A Spiritual Autobiography

Play of Consciousness

This best selling spiritual autobiography of Swami Muktananda tells the story of his journey to self-realization under the guidance of Bhagawan Nityananda, candidly describing his extraordinary experiences. Beginning with his spiritual initiation on August 15, 1947, and continuing through his enlightenment nine years later, this is a guide for seekers moving toward the same goal.

Psychotherapy of Character: The Play of Consciousness in the Theater of the Brain

Psychotherapy of Character: The Play of Consciousness in the Theater of the Brain

Eddie's mother was up on a ladder cleaning the kitchen ceiling when her water broke. She was annoyed at the interruption, and the mess. Contemporary psychiatry has fallen under the sway of biological reductionism, where our patients do not receive proper care. They are treated primarily or exclusively with psychoactive drugs. The result has been a pharmaceutical epidemic, with psychiatric drug sales topping $70 billion a year. Pharmaceutical psychiatry ignores the complexities of the human condition as if the agency of human suffering can be cured by a pill. Eddie never really enjoyed swimming…. he couldn't stop water from pouring into his nose and sinuses. It didn't occur to him to tell his counselors, never mind his parents, where he could have gotten nose clips. It didn't occur to him that anyone would be responsive to his needs. In Psychotherapy of Character, Dr. Berezin presents a much-needed alternative to the prevailing doctrine, one that is grounded in an understanding of human nature. Suffering is not a brain problem, it is a human problem. He illuminates the practice and effectiveness of psychotherapy through the story of his patient, Eddie. Eddie's complicated inner life, varied experiences, and ultimate breakthrough, stand in contrast to the destructive and false promises of a magical cure. He introduces a new and inclusive paradigm of consciousness for the twenty-first century. On the surface, he lived a successful college life. Eddie was due to graduate with honors, and was accepted into a prestigious PhD program in biology. All the while, he felt alone and dead inside. No one really knew him.

Video Game Play and Consciousness

Video Game Play and Consciousness

The idea that such pervasive and ever-growing immersion in virtual play affects consciousness seems obvious and is the focus of this volume. These apparently wide-ranging topics have never been collected together under the consciousness and gaming header. Adding to any serious inquiry into gaming and consciousness must be the first-person account or the phenomenon itself. This book leads off with just such an examination. The 16 chapters in this edited book are divided into five sections: Player Experience; From Attention and Absorption to Flow; Unconscious Processing; Imaginal Considerations; and Applications. This book represents an international and interdisciplinary offering.

Light of Consciousness, The

Explorations in Transpersonal Psychology

Light of Consciousness, The


At Play in the Fields of Consciousness

Essays in Honor of Jerome L. Singer

At Play in the Fields of Consciousness

This book provides a state-of-the-art look at the study of consciousness, which is in the midst of a great renaissance. While honoring Jerome Singer's impressive career, it demonstrates the broad and integrative influence the study of consciousness has across a variety of subdisciplines of psychology--experimental, personality, developmental, social, and clinical. The contributors are pioneers in the study of consciousness and contemporary researchers. This volume is a landmark statement about psychology's understanding of the role of consciousness in affective and cognitive processes, the development of imagination in children, and its application to the practice of psychotherapy.

Toward a Science of Consciousness

The First Tucson Discussions and Debates

Toward a Science of Consciousness

This text originates from the second of two conferences discussing the concept of consciousness. In 15 sections, this book demonstrates the broad range of fields now focusing on consciousness.

Craniosacral Biodynamics

The Breath of Life, Biodynamics, and Fundamental Skills

Craniosacral Biodynamics

Craniosacral therapy is based on the belief that functions of the human system are maintained and integrated by a biodynamic force known as 'primary respiration, ' or the breath of life. Found in the brain, spinal cord, and bodily fluids, this rhythmic pulse promotes healing and health. Written for students and practitioners but accessible to lay readers, this text presents the fundamental concepts and techniques of a method that redirects the cerebrospinal fluid to areas of imbalance, thus enhancing overall health. Volume One covers both the history and conceptual ideas fundamental to Craniosacral Biodynamics, as well as the more complex structural and tissue relationships.

Man, God, and the Universe

Man, God, and the Universe

The deepest concern of every thinking individual must surely be with the three great subjects which comprise the title of the book, and with the relationships between them. The profound concepts inevitably involved in a discussion of such a theme are presented with great clarity and wisdom, and the many diagrams and charts with which the ideas are illustrated are invaluable aids to comprehension. East and West meet here in enlightened synthesis. Chapters include such topics as Cosmic Consciousness, The Monad and the Logos, Involution and Evolution, Mathematics as the Basis of Manifestation and Reality and Consciousness. The book also includes both a glossary and index.

Soul Evolution Father

Soul Evolution Father

Lord God Jehovah, as channeled through Arthur Fanning, reveals the course humanity must take to lead itself out of its fascination with density and the material into an expanding awareness that each human is a god with unlimited power and potential. An enlightening journey into higher consciousness.