Shadow, Self, Spirit

Essays in Transpersonal Psychology

Shadow, Self, Spirit

Transpersonal Psychology concerns the study of those states and processes in which people experience a deeper sense of who they are, or a greater sense of connectedness with others, with nature, or the spiritual dimension. Pioneered by respected researchers such as Jung, Maslow and Tart, it has nonetheless struggled to find recognition among mainstream scientists. Now that is starting to change. Dr. Michael Daniels teaches the subject as part of a broadly-based psychology curriculum, and this book brings together the fruits of his studies over recent years. It will be of special value to students, and its accessible style will appeal also to all who are interested in the spiritual dimension of human experience. The book includes a detailed 38-page glossary of terms and detailed indexes.

In the Shadow of the Shaman

Connecting with Self, Nature, and Spirit

In the Shadow of the Shaman

Presented in what the author calls a 'cookbook shamanism' style, this book shares recipes, ingredients, and methods of preparation for experiencing some very ancient wisdoms - wisdoms of Native American and Wiccan traditions, as well as contributions from other philosophies of Nature as they are used in the shamanic way. Wheels, the circle, totems, shields, directions, divinations, spells, care of sacred tools and meditations are all discussed.

The Gift of Pain

The Gift of Pain

Pain is the touchstone of all spiritual growth. Physical. Emotional. Mental. Spiritual. Pain comes in many forms, diligently avoided by most of us, even at the risk of sacrificing the quality of our lives. But pain can—and should—be a catalyst for change, a doorway through which we travel on our journey from suffering to joy. In The Gift of Pain, author Barbara Altemus links her personal journey of discovery with parallel experiences of world-renowned visionaries, artists, healers, and peacemakers to explore and understand the nature of pain. By drawing on themes of pain—failure, loss, addiction, lack of community, and loss of homeland, among others—these contributors share their intensely personal times of darkness and how these experiences ultimately lead to spiritual awakening and even joy. Includes stories of transformation from: Isabel Allende • Butch Artichoker • Chief Arvol Looking Horse • Margaret Ayers • Rev. Michael Beckwith • Blaze Bonpane • Joan Borysenko • Barbara Brennan • Rickie Byars • Jack Canfield • Deepak Chopra • Larry Dossey • John Funmaker • Dick Gregory • Alaine Haubert • Goldie Hawn • Dr. Gerald Jampolsky • Rigoberta Menchu Tum • Dr. Roy Nakai • Kahu O Te Range • Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi • Martin Sheen • Jana Shiloh • Steven Simon • Frieda Tomosoa • Iyanla Vanzant

Self-Discovery the Jungian Way (RLE: Jung)

The Watchword Technique

Self-Discovery the Jungian Way (RLE: Jung)

Clearly and entertainingly written, this book presents an exciting new technique of self-analysis. Based on the psychological theories of C.G. Jung, the ‘Watchword’ technique will enable you to identify your psychological type and to explore the structure and dynamics of your personality. As you learn to recognize the various forces and tendencies within the psyche, you will acquire greater understanding of your inner self and your personal relationships. This practical method of self-exploration guides you systematically along the difficult path towards the ultimate goal of self-realization or individuation. It uses a structured form of word association which you assess and interpret yourself, following simple guidelines that require no numerical scoring. Easy to understand and fun to use, the book makes an intriguing and useful introductory guide to Jungian analytical psychology. It will appeal to a wide range of readers, including professional psychologists and students of psychology, counsellors and psychotherapists, as well as anyone interested in self-exploration and personal growth.

Developmental Coaching: Working With The Self

Working with the Self

Developmental Coaching: Working With The Self

This groundbreaking book introduces a new theory of developmental coaching and a new framework for coaching practice.

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge. Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published Includes emerging and established perspectives Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more

Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience

Fasting: An Exceptional Human Experience

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 Gandhi’s 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.

Reclaiming the Shadow Self

Facing the Dark Side in Human Consciousness

Reclaiming the Shadow Self

Did you have a tougher life than most? This book is “Taking Back Your Power 101†Anwan, a group energy, helps you understand the soul's reasons for choosing the difficult path, why you have a dark side, what causes it, and how to integrate it. Most importantly, Anwan advises you on facing deep fear and releasing it once and tor all. You are concluding the reincarnational cycle in this lifetime. This is the first task you have come here to complete. Anwan will show you how to sum up your past and present life experiences, which many of you are doing now. The second task is to lead others to enlightenment. This presents the new challenge of becoming a guide to others. Anwan is a collective of souls offering great experience and wisdom. They are amazingly compassionate and will touch your heart and mind. Each Chapter Includes Affirmations, Exercises and Beautiful Illustrations.

Spirit Allies

Meet Your Team from the Other Side

Spirit Allies

The author "shares personal anecdotes and 30 simple techniques and exercises such as relaxation, automatic writing, and shamanic journeying to show how to contact our own guides."--Cover.

Lilith in Astrology and the Shadow Self

The Essential Lilith Handbook

Lilith in Astrology and the Shadow Self

Lilith is the first woman in the Garden of Eden and was said to be Adam's "first" wife. She is the shadow self of Eve, Adam's second "wife" She is the forbidden fruit, the seductress and our warrior spirit. We each have our own personal Lilith in our birth charts, and this handbook guides you to awaken her into your consciousness, through astrology. Worksheets are also provided to help you understand the intricacies of Lilith and your relationship with your shadow self. The handbook explores the following chapters: Planet guide The Wild Wo|man| The Legend of Lilith Journal Questions The Shadow Self Post Jungian Theory on the Dark Goddess Lilith in Film and Real Life e.g. Gabrielle Union, Alicia Keys, Cardi B, Kim Kardashian, Samantha Jones (Sex and the City) Activity 1 + 2 Lilith Dates Astrology: Lilith in the Signs and Houses Activity 3 + 4 Lilith in the Divine Masculine Raising the Kundalini and the Root Chakra Activity 5 + 6 Further Study: Other Dark Goddesses to Explore