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Otherworlds
Otherworlds (September 2017)
Psychedelics and Exceptional Human Experience
David Luke - Author

Synthesizes scientific research on extraordinary experience occurring under the influence of psychedelics, including neuroscientific, psychological, parapsychological, anthropological, and transpersonal perspectives.

What is the evidence that psi experiences are experienced more frequently in non-ordinary states of consciousness? David Luke addresses this question, which is beyond the scope of materialist scienc...(Read More)
 
 
Participation and the Mystery
Participation and the Mystery (May 2017)
Transpersonal Essays in Psychology, Education, and Religion
Jorge N. Ferrer - Author

A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism.

Participation and the Mystery is both an introduction to and expansion of Jorge N. Ferrer’s groundbreaking work on participatory spirituality, which holds that human beings are active cocreators of spiritual phenomena, worlds, and even ultimates. After examining ...(Read More)
 
 
Brain, Consciousness, and God
Brain, Consciousness, and God (August 2015)
A Lonerganian Integration
Daniel A. Helminiak - Author

A constructive critique of neuropsychological research on human consciousness and religious experience that applies the thought of Bernard Lonergan.
Brain, Consciousness, and God is a constructive critique of neuroscientific research on human consciousness and religious experience. An adequate epistemology—a theory of knowledge—is needed to address this topic, but today there exists no consensus on what human ...(Read More)
 
 
The World's Great Wisdom
The World's Great Wisdom (January 2014)
Timeless Teachings from Religions and Philosophies
Roger Walsh - Editor

Surveying spiritual and philosophical traditions, this volume revives the search for wisdom for modern times.

What is wisdom and how is it cultivated? These are among the most important questions we can ask, but questions that have been routinely ignored in modern times. In the twentieth century, the search for wisdom was replaced by a search for knowledge as science and technology promised answers to life’...(Read More)
 
 
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care
Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care (August 2013)
Paul Bramadat - Editor
Harold Coward - Editor
Kelli I. Stajduhar - Editor

Explores the end-of-life spiritual needs of people who do not identify with traditional religions.

This groundbreaking book addresses the spiritual aspect of hospice care for those who do not fit easily within traditional religious beliefs and categories. A companion volume to Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care, this work also advocates for renewed attention to the spir...(Read More)
 
 
Figuring Religions
Figuring Religions (March 2013)
Comparing Ideas, Images, and Activities
Shubha Pathak - Editor

Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.

Figuring Religions offers new ways of comparing prominent features of the world’s religions. Comparison has been at the heart of religious studies as a modern academic discipline, but comparison can be problematic. Scholars of religion have been faulted for ignoring or reinterpreting differences to create a universal paradigm. ...(Read More)
 
 
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care
Religious Understandings of a Good Death in Hospice Palliative Care (June 2012)
Harold Coward - Editor
Kelli I. Stajduhar - Editor

2012 AJN (American Journal of Nursing) Book of the Year Award in the Hospice and Palliative Care category

Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.


In the 1960s, English physician and committed Christian Cicely Saunders introduced a new way of treating the terminally ill that she called “hospice care.&rd...(Read More)
 
 
Maimonides' Cure of Souls
Maimonides' Cure of Souls (October 2009)
Medieval Precursor of Psychoanalysis
David Bakan - Author
Dan Merkur - Author
David S. Weiss - Author

Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.

Is Moses Maimonides an unacknowledged ancestor of the psychoanalytic movement? In this book, David Bakan, Dan Merkur, and David S. Weiss look at the great medieval Jewish philosopher’s prescription for the cure of souls and its psychological significance. In the Guide of the Per...(Read More)

 
 
The Participatory Turn
The Participatory Turn (December 2008)
Spirituality, Mysticism, Religious Studies
Jorge N. Ferrer - Editor
Jacob H. Sherman - Editor

Cuts through traditional debates to argue that religious phenomena are cocreated by human cognition and a generative spiritual power.

Can we take seriously religious experience, spirituality, and mysticism, without reducing them to either cultural-linguistic by-products or simply asserting their validity as a dogmatic fact? The contributors to this volume argue that we can, and they offer a new way: the “pa...(Read More)
 
 
Dreamworlds of Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism
Dreamworlds of Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism (May 2008)
The Third Place
Angela Sumegi - Author

Explores shamanic and Tibetan Buddhist attitudes toward dreams.

Dreamworlds of Shamanism and Tibetan Buddhism explores the fertile interaction of Buddhism, shamanism, and Tibetan culture with the subject of dreaming. In Tibetan Buddhist literature, there are numerous examples of statements that express the value of dreams as a vehicle of authentic spiritual knowledge and, at the same time, dismiss dreams as t...(Read More)
 
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