Mind and Life XXX: Perception, Concepts, and Self

Mind and Life XXX: Perception, Concepts, and Self

Over the last several decades, the Mind & Life Institute has organized regular dialogues between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and leading scientists and philosophers. The goal of these meetings has been to creatively but critically investigate themes of mutual interest—such as the nature of reality and consciousness, ecology and our global environment, the neural […]

Depth Psychology vs CBT – A New Perspective

Depth Psychology vs CBT – A New Perspective

Depth Psychology has never had it easy. Most articles in New Scientist and other scientific journals denounce psychoanalysis as pseudoscience, a collection of disproved and discredited techniques for curing mental illness. At worst, a scam. A long review article by Oliver Burkeman recently published in the Guardian takes a different view that psychoanalysis (the author focuses on […]

Spiritual Emergency – the Transpersonal Path to Understanding and Supporting Psychospiritual Crisis

Spiritual Emergency – the Transpersonal Path to Understanding and Supporting Psychospiritual Crisis

This paper explores varieties of spiritual emergency as a process of profound psychospiritual transformation. “I’ll be talking about myself! I’ll probably go mad after giving this paper.”1 This refrain went round and round in his head. The paper was on the ‘Importance of the Unconscious in Psychopathology’. The year was 1914. World War I was […]

How Close is Science to Understanding Consciousness?

How Close is Science to Understanding Consciousness?

In a recent panel discussion hosted by Science and Non Duality (SAND), posted on youtube, several top scientists and explore their current understanding on the nature of consciousness. Participating were, Stuart R. Hameroff, MD, Director of the Center for Consciousness Studies Julia Mossbridge, Ph.D., Director of the Innovation lab at IONS Henry Stapp, Ph.D., A […]

Dean Radin – The Future of Consciousness Research

Dean Radin – The Future of Consciousness Research

In a recent talk to IONS, just posted on youtube, Dean Radin, a researcher known best for his work in parapsychology speculates on the future of consciousness research. Today new techniques are available for expanding our consciousness, not only new drugs but electromagnetic devices that affect the brain’s activity; enhance a person’s paranormal abilities. Are […]