Dimensions of Consciousness and New Perspectives in Psychotherapy and Inner Exploration
Author: Stanislav Grof
Publisher: SUNY Press
Here Grof presents a useful model of the psychea model extended by his thirty years of studying non-ordinary states of consciousness. It is useful for understanding such phenomena as shamanism, mysticism, psychedelic states, spontaneous visionary experiences, and psychotic episodes. The model is also useful in explaining the dynamics of experiential psychotherapies and a variety of sociopolitical manifestations such as war and revolution. This book might have been entitled Beyond Drugs. The second part describes the principles and process of the non-pharmacological technique developed by the author and his wife, Christina, for self-exploration and for psychotherapy. Grof explores in detail the components of this technique. He describes its method, its effective mechanisms, as well as its goals and potential. Its practice is simple, since it utilizes the natural healing capacity of the psyche.
Eons ago, God created legions of angels----perfect, beautiful beings who never knew sickness, sorrow, or death. Eternal beings whose only emotion they had ever known was love. Love for each other and love for God, their creator. The angels lived with God in paradise, in an everlasting heaven filled with a contentment of unconditional love that can only be imagined. Not one wanted anything more than to spend eternity just as it was. But God had plans for them, each and every one. They were to be his counselors of heaven. They were to guide, comfort, and be caretakers for all of God's future creations. To spread his love and to give hope to the hopeless and peace to the distressed, even to be messengers for God, God knew they would need more than love to do his will. They would need to master all of the emotions. They would need to understand the depths of pain and suffering and the thrill of winning to the solace of losing. They would need to know the amazement of birth and the unbearable sorrow of death and to know not just love but hate and, most importantly, faith, compassion, and forgiveness. So much to teach them and so many, but God, with his infinite wisdom, had it all worked out. He created an amazing blue orb, an entire world full of countless creatures, beautiful landscapes, and everything that would be needed. A perfect training ground he called simply earth, a world where free will along with good and bad decisions would lead them all on endless adventures. Once in earth, their alter egos would be unknown to them. They would be born and live out entire lives until death, which would bring them back to heaven where they would awaken with all of the memories of their time on earth. They would repeat these trips for centuries until they had experienced all there was to experience. Then they would be ready to do God's will. This is a story of an angel who was very special to God, a beautiful, very gentle, and kind-spirited angel simply named Tab. Tab had been to earth so many times. She had lived countless lives out on earth, and she could remember every detail of every visit. She loved the adventure and all the drama. Almost as soon as she'd get back to heaven, she'd go back to earth again and again and again. Her enthusiasm did not go unnoticed. Soon she would be given a great task. She would be given a chance to help earth as no other angel ever had, and God was going to leave it all in her hands as to just what and how she did it---well, almost all in her hands.
This book explains all you need to know about handwriting analysis in order to produce a comprehensive profile of anyone’s personality. It is clear, straightforward and easy to follow. It has been used in classrooms with beginners and it serves as a handy reference for the experienced analyst. This third edition delves into the darker side of human personality and shows you how you can identify 65 different signs in handwriting that signal potential danger and dishonesty. These signs are found in the writings of convicted criminals, serial killers, con artists and others who are not to be trusted. Emotional Intelligence has been shown to be approximately three times more important to success in life and in the workplace than I.Q. Chapter seven shows you how to evaluate your own Emotional Quotient (EQ). Compatibility is critical to establishing strong, fulfilling and lasting relationships. The more differences that exist between people, the more difficult it is for them to be compatible. Chapter eight shows you how handwriting analysis can identify many of the most important differences. Each child's unique personality is reflected in his or her handwriting. Chapter nine provides many insights and helpful suggestions for parents and teachers to assist in the learning and development of our children. This is a teaching book. Its easy-to-follow format provides a sound introduction to the subject, it shows you how to identify over 80 different aspects of personality and it gives the reader everything necessary to produce comprehensive, useful, and revealing analyses.
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : CAPCO International
Beginning with the premise that we are spiritual beings existing in a physical universe, each with a specific purpose, this book goes on to explain the nature of creation and our role in it and sheds considerable light on many of life's Bigger Questions.
Bob and Barbara, brother and sister boa constrictors, could not be any more different from each other... on the outside. However, if you look deeper and deeper inside you may find a very different story! Bob loved his food and always looked fitter and leaner than his sister. Barbara Boa was intimidated by this and a little scared to shed her old skin, not knowing what she would find within. Although she felt uncomfortable and just wanted to change the way she looked, until Barbara can accept the differences and allow the changes to happen, she will never know she is more magnificent than she had ever thought possible! This book helps children with their own self-esteem and confidence. This story is told as a metaphor to read aloud to children and enjoy together. The vibrant illustrations and use of language draws children in to be part of the adventure, gently guiding them alongside the characters to get the message on a more personal level for them, to make their own meanings and take control of their own life situation - in their own way.
Demystifies emotion's central role in personal growth, often neglected elsewhere. ..."a superb guide that allows both the public and holistic practitioners greater access to this highly therapeutic modality," says Dr. Robert Ivker, President, American Board of Holistic Medicine.
This is a story about Drew's discovering of his authentic self, opening his heart and coming to terms with his place in the world. This is also an adventure that crosses Spain as he walks the 500 mile pilgrimage called "El Camino de Santiago." While on the Camino, Drew learns more then he bargained by visiting the darknesses of his childhood. As a codependent, middle-aged divorcee, solo traveler, Drew learns how to forgive, let go and relish his own company all while learning the nuances of real, meaningful friendships. But the road trip doesn't stop there. When the path is complete, Drew hits the road backpacking his way as far west as Ireland, as far east as Istanbul, from Germany in the north and as far south as Greece. He overcomes threats on his life and learns all about history in this culturally rich region of the world. But he isn't alone, he has Anxiety and Fear as his constant companions until he meets his new best friend, Peace. "Can I" started every question he had prior and during his journey of self discovery. Now he has all the answers he will ever need in life. Join Drew on this adventure and see if you have your own journey of self discovery. Visit Drew's fan page @ facebook.com/dreweric.9066