According to the pervasive materialist ideology, the flip is nothing but a hallucination, a flight of fantasy, a delusory event that can easily be explained away as some less-than-rigorous thinker’s mistaken perception.
Scholars of religion, it turns out, often have profound religious experiences reading and interpreting the texts they critically study, and these events have consequences for the methods and models they develop, the conclusions they come to, and even for the traditions they study.
Chris is the current President of the United States Association of Body Psychotherapy, the hub of somatic psychology.
Alex is a yoga teacher and provocateur.
In The Simulation Hypothesis, MIT computer scientist and computer-game entrepreneur Rizwan Virk crafts a unique perspective standing at the convergence of the knowledge systems of modernity and of Hinduism and Buddhism and other mystical traditions.
It has been unfashionable for veterans returning home from war to talk about the effect their experiences during the war has had on them.
Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome is a surprisingly pervasive disorder suffered by hundreds of thousands of people in the United States alone.
Past research has demonstrated to the ability of psychedelics to enhance suggestibility, and pointed to their ability to amplify perception of meaning.
We are now in a position where, aided both by contemplative neuroscience and neurotheology, we can state the axiom that the mystical is sui generis, while other religious events are sui generis only insofar as they are also mystical.
Mind wandering, task-independent thought, spontaneous thinking, free associating, creative imagining are some of the terms used to describe what occurs to our mind when we notice its functioning, or when we allow it the freedom to be in its natural condition: open, aware and spontaneously fluid.
Integration refers to a way of being of any complex system in which the connections between parts or elements of the larger whole exist in an optimal balance with the distinctness of those parts or elements.
Depth Hypnosis provides several strategies that facilitate self-exploration in innovative and effective ways.
As virtually everyone who has heard the term “Tantra” is aware, the central dyad in Tantrik cosmology is that of Shiva and Shakti, the Divine in masculine and feminine aspects, coupled in eternal union.
With the flip of a switch, darkness turns to light.
As the sun continues along its southern course dakṣināyaṇa and the days get shorter approaching the Winter Solstice, those of us living in the northern hemisphere find ourselves enveloped in increasing darkness.
Light is the genesis – the creation of the world.