The Atman Project: A Transpersonal View of Human Development (Google eBook)

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Quest Books, Mar 1, 1996 - Psychology - 260 pages
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Wilber traces human development from infancy into adulthood and beyond, into those states described by mystics and spiritual adepts. The spiritual evolution of such extraordinary individuals as the Buddha and Jesus hints at the direction human beings will take in their continuing growth toward transcendence.
  

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I am tired of psychoanalytic and other psychologists using big words to explain simple concepts. Otherwise this book pairs well with Tuesdays With Morrie. Read full review

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The Atman Project denotes the attempt to find Spirit in ways that prevent it and force substitute gratifications in space and time through grasping and despairing. This book describes awareness beginning at the pre-personal level through the transpersonal state. Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
The Primitive Roots of Awareness
7
The Typhonic Self
13
The Membership Self
25
MentalEgoic Realms
35
Symbols of Transformation
43
Centauric Realms
53
Subtle Realms
73
Meditation and the Unconscious
109
The Atman Project
117
Evolution Through the Lower Levels
131
Evolution Through the Egoic Levels
147
HigherOrder Evolution
165
Schizophrenia and Mysticism
175
Involution
185
APPENDIXREFERENCE TABLES
205

Causal and Ultimate Realms
83
The Form of Development
93
Types of the Unconscious
97

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Page 1 - Developmental psychology postulates one regulative principle of development; it is an orthogenetic principle which states that wherever development occurs it proceeds from a state of relative globality and lack of differentiation to a state of increasing differentiation, articulation, and hierarchic integration.* This principle has the status of an heuristic definition.
Page xii - ... unconscious Hell. Thus, the infantile state is not unconscious transpersonal, it is basically pre-personal. It is not trans-rational, it is pre-rational. It is not trans-verbal, it is pre-verbal. It is not trans-egoic, it is pre-egoic. And the course of human development and evolution at large is from subconscious to self-conscious to superconscious; from prepersonal to personal to transpersonal; from under-mental to mental to over-mental; from pre-temporal to temporal to trans-temporal,...

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Ken Wilber is one of the most widely read and influential American philosophers of our time. He is the author of over a dozen books including 'Grace and Grit', 'The Marriage of sense and Soul', and 'A Theory of Everything'.

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