The Awakening of Intelligence: Toward a New Psychology of Being: Eastern Psychologies in the Direction of New Transpersonal Theories

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iUniverse, Sep 23, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 256 pages
Using a creative and poetic modality, Diego Pignatelli explores myth, religion, science and spiritualitythe liminal territories of modern psychology. He introduces us toTranspersonal Psychology, Grofs holotropic paradigm and perinatal dynamics, mythology, oriental and Indian psychology, as well as Jungian, and depth psychology. Pignatelli also discusses the fields of parapsychology, shamanism, thanatology, Near Death Experiences (NDE), Out of Body Experiences (OBEs - astral travels occur during non-ordinary states of consciousness and travels to parallel universes through the Star Gates or portals of other mythological dimensions). He also teaches us about Kundalini awakening, mandala cosmology, altered/nonordinary states of consciousness (NOSC), psychedelic therapy and the implications of the new emerging paradigm whose holonomic theory and multidimensional psyche are currently explored by modern consciousness research.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I THE AWAKENING OF INTELLIGENCE
1
Krishnamurti The Intelligence of Compassion
6
The Magic of the Imperceptible
15
The Bizarre Universe of Alan WattsThe Intuitive Knowledge of Krishnamurti
23
An Anticonventional Genius
28
The Transcendent Total Being in Transpersonal Psychology
37
Toward a Psychology of Being
40
The Siddha of Time
45
The Kaleidoscope of the Universe
96
Matrices Systems and Morphogenetic Fields in the Transpersonal Domain
105
Stanislav Grofs Model Theory and Space Travels
112
Parapsychology and Holographic Reality
128
Holographic Perception in Psychotic States
131
The Portals of the Unconscious
136
APPENDIX A New Cosmogony
140
The Mystic of the Universe
144

Psyche and the Animas Dream
48
Perceptions beyond the Threshold
52
The Door of Fear
56
The Cosmic Hide and Seek
61
The Five Faces of Shiva
65
Journey into the Holodeck of the Unconscious
70
The Reawakening of the Serpent
74
the Holographic Receptacle
78
CHAPTER II The Holographic Universe
83
Fiction or Truth?
86
The Transpersonal Spectrum in the Holotropic Therapy of Stanislav Grof
90
Archetypes of Revelation
148
The Altar of the Sacred
151
Cosmic Waters in the Cosmogonic Dimension
153
The Kosmogonical Mandala
157
A Science beyond the Boundaries
163
A Transpersonal Synthesis
167
BPMs and COEXs
176
Unveiling the Myth of Psychosis
178
Bibliography
181
Index
197
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Diego Pignatelli introduces an overview of the most fascinating topics of the transpersonal literature:Grof's holotropic paradigm,Ken Wilber's model of transpersonal psychopathologies ,Alan Watts and zen thought,Abhinavagupta's Tantra Shaivism and the aesthetic experience of the Numinous. He also illustrates Jung & Zimmer's common theory on mandala and Yantra. Pignatelli demonstrates original insights on sacred and karmic geometry whose dynamics are governed by archetypal and energy dynamics. Discussing about kundalini syndrome,Indic mythology,Grof's spiritual emergency and Star Gate or "portal":a doorway to the parallel dimensions,the author depicts an overview of the transpersonal world as numinous and fantastic. In the Awakening of Intelligence a spiritual and transpersonal narrative is poetically expanded through the introduction of the imaginal worlds.

Diego Pignatelli introduces an overview of the most fascinating topics of the transpersonal literature:Grof's holotropic paradigm,Ken Wilber's model of transpersonal psychopathologies ,Alan Watts and zen thought,Abhinavagupta's Tantra Shaivism and the aesthetic experience of the Numinous. He also illustrates Jung & Zimmer's common theory on mandala and Yantra. Pignatelli demonstrates original insights on sacred and karmic geometry whose dynamics are governed by archetypal and energy dynamics. Discussing about kundalini syndrome,Indic mythology,Grof's spiritual emergency and Star Gate or "portal":a doorway to the parallel dimensions,the author depicts an overview of the transpersonal world as numinous and fantastic. In the Awakening of Intelligence a spiritual and transpersonal narrative is poetically expanded through the introduction of the imaginal worlds.

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