Spiritual emergency: when personal transformation becomes a crisis
From Spiritual Emergency to Healing and RebirthIncreasing numbers of people involved in personal transformation are experiencing spiritual emergencies - crises when the process of growth and change becomes chaotic and overwhelming. Individuals experiencing such episodes may feel that their sense of identity is breaking down, that their old values no longer hold true, and that the very ground beneath their personal realities is radically shifting. In many cases, new realms of mystical and spiritual experience enter their lives suddenly and dramatically, resulting in fear and confusion. They may feel tremendous anxiety, have difficulty coping with their daily lives, jobs, and relationships, and may even fear for their own sanity.Unfortunately, much of modern psychiatry has failed to distinguish these episodes from mental illness. As a result, transformational crises are often suppressed by routine psychiatric care, medication, and even institutionalization.However, there is a new perspective developing among many mental health professionals and those studying spiritual development that views such crises as transformative breakthroughs that can hold tremendous potential for physical and emotional healing. When understood and treated in a supportive manner, spiritual emergencies can become gateways to higher levels of functioning and new ways of being.In this book, foremost psychologists, psychiatrists, and spiritual teachers address the following questions: What is spiritual emergency? What is the relationship between spirituality, "madness," and healing? What forms does spiritual emergency take? What are the pitfalls - and promises - of spiritual practice? How can people in spiritual emergency be assisted by family, friends, and professionals?This groundbreaking work reveals that within the crisis of spiritual emergency lies the promise of spiritual emergence and renewal.
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Review: Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes CrisisUser Review - Gaylene - Goodreads
This is an amazing book which easily catalogues a variety of ways people emerge into deeper aspects of spirituality. Grof chose the word "emergency" but I prefer the term "emergence". The idea that it ... Read full review
Review: Spiritual Emergency: When Personal Transformation Becomes CrisisUser Review - Goodreads
A strong soulful effort to bring gentle balance to a difficult but natural transition, much needed in western culture.
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Stanislav Grof and Christina Grof
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Spiritual Emergency. It is possible to undergo a profound crisis involving non-ordinary experiences and to perceive it as pathological or psychiatric when ...
Realization.org: Spiritual Emergency by Grof and Grof
Review of Spiritual Emergency by Stanislav Grof, MD (Editor) and Christina Grof (Editor)
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notes for a spiritual emergency workshop
Notes on Spiritual Emergency. by Bob Manrodt. Everyone has a story. We need the opportunity to tell our stories. What ever we have gone through, ...
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The Spiritual Emergency Patient: Concept and Example
The Spiritual Emergency Patient:. Concept and Example. Steven. J. Hendlin. The term "spiritual emergency" (Grof. &. Grof, 1981) grew from the ...
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Spiritual Awakening - Transformation Overview
Understanding and coping with Spiritual Tranformation, Kundalini Awakening, Spiritual Emergency, ndes and other spiritual experiences as well as providing ...
Psychosis or Spiritual Emergence
'Psychosis or Spiritual Emergence? -. Consideration of the Transpersonal Perspective within Psychiatry'. Dr. Nicki Crowley ...
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Spiritual Emergency & Spiritual Emergence
Spiritual emergency: When personal transformation becomes a crisis. New York: Tarcher/Putnam. Hoffman, E. (1996). An introduction to Kabbalistic ...
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Continuing with the Mania as Spiritual Emergency theme ...
Continuing with the Mania as Spiritual Emergency theme. August 24, 2007 by giannakali. Below is an article that speaks to mania being a spiritual emergency. ...
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Shamanism and psychological health
Spiritual emergency: When personal transformation becomes a crisis. Los Angeles: J. Tarcher. Laing, R. (1972). Metanoia: Some experiences at Kingsley Hall, ...
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From Spiritual Emergency to Spiritual Problem: the Transpersonal ...
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