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Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education
Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education (February 2005)
Breaking New Ground
John P. Miller - Editor
Selia Karsten - Editor
Diana Denton - Editor
Deborah Orr - Editor
Isabella Colalillo Kates - Editor

Explores the theory, practice, and poetics of spiritual and holistic education.

In Holistic Learning and Spirituality in Education, scholars from around the globe address the theory, practice, and poetics of holistic education. Some of the topics explored include educating the soul; partnership education; nourishing adolescents’ spirituality; education and the modern assault on being human; the Eros of t...(Read More)
 
 
Human Experience
Human Experience (August 2003)
Philosophy, Neurosis, and the Elements of Everyday Life
John Russon - Author

Co-winner of the Canadian Philosophical Association’s 2005 Biennial Book Prize for the best philosophy book published in English

Proposes that philosophy is the proper cure for neurosis.

John Russon's Human Experience draws on central concepts of contemporary European philosophy to develop a novel analysis of the human psyche. Beginning with a study of the nature of perceptio...(Read More)
 
 
Psychology of the Future
Psychology of the Future (July 2000)
Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research
Stanislav Grof - Author

Summarizes Grof's experiences and observations from more than forty years of research into non-ordinary states of consciousness.

This accessible and comprehensive overview of the work of Stanislav Grof, one of the founders of transpersonal psychology, was specifically written to acquaint newcomers with his work. Serving as a summation of his career and previous works, this entirely new book is the source to introd...(Read More)
 
 
Between Conviction and Uncertainty
Between Conviction and Uncertainty (July 2000)
Philosophical Guidelines for the Practicing Psychotherapist
Jerry N. Downing - Author

Explores the philosophical context within which psychotherapy functions.

At a time when scores of seemingly incompatible theories and methods are competing for ascendancy in psychotherapy, one could argue that the crucial intellectual and moral dilemmas of this field are largely philosophical in nature. Yet most psychotherapists are never formally exposed to philosophical thinking during their training years or subseque...(Read More)
 
 
Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age
Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age (September 1999)
Community, Hope, and Interpersonal Relationships
Ronald C. Arnett - Author
Pat Arneson - Author
Julia T. Wood - Foreword by

Offers insight and practical guidance for people interested in improving their interpersonal relationships in an age of rampant cynicism.

Dialogic Civility in a Cynical Age offers a philosophical and pragmatic response to unreflective cynicism. Considering that each of us has faced inappropriate cynical communication in families, educational institutions, and the workplace, this book offers insight and practical guidance for peo...(Read More)
 
 
Haunted Children
Haunted Children (August 1998)
Rethinking Medication of Common Psychological Disorders
Arthur F. Roemmelt, M.D. - Author

Relating stories of his years as a child psychiatrist, the author argues that what essentially is troubling many children is better confronted in therapy rather than treated with medications.

"Haunted Children is fascinating. The cases are brief but pointed. Roemmelt dances around the reader with just the sort of inventive variety and surprises that I imagine he would use in his therapy. The domain of child therap...(Read More)
 
 
The Paradox of Power and Weakness
The Paradox of Power and Weakness (July 1998)
Levinas and an Alternative Paradigm for Psychology
George Kunz - Author

Offers an alternative paradigm for psychology, one that reflects Levinas's criticism of a self-centered notion of identity. Reveals the secret of an "authentic" altruism through a phenomenology of both power and weakness, and of the paradoxes of the weakness of power and the power of weakness.

The metaethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas challenges Western egocentrism by describing the self as egoic yet nevertheless et...(Read More)
 
 
The Cosmic Game
The Cosmic Game (March 1998)
Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness
Stanislav Grof - Author

In this, his culminating work, the leading international figure in consciousness research masterfully synthesizes his vast findings, drawing not only upon psychedelic therapy and Holotropic Breathwork, but also from literature, cross-cultural studies, ancient mystical sources and psychological data, resulting in a profound consolidation and articulation of what is now known about nonordinary states of consciousness.
The Cosmic Game discus...(Read More)
 
 
Martin Buber and the Human Sciences
Martin Buber and the Human Sciences (June 1996)
Maurice Friedman - Editor

This is the first book on Buber to address the full scope of his seminal influence for any number of thinkers and fields from philosophy to psychotherapy to literary theory.

"This book is timely/past due for a current follow up source to identify the influences of this major twentieth-century thinker on his successors. I found the book hard to put down--despite coming across my desk at a busy end of term. Clearly Buber's...(Read More)
 
 
On Losing the Soul
On Losing the Soul (July 1995)
Essays in the Social Psychology of Religion
Richard K. Fenn - Editor
Donald Capps - Editor

This book introduces the notion of the soul and explores some of the indications, causes, and consequences for its being missing, especially in discussions of individuality.
"The various essays in this book address one of the great deficiencies in the social sciences--an in-depth discussion of soul, transcendence, and the feeling of finitude humans face but which traditional social scientific discussion refuses to consider. The authors po...(Read More)
 
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