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Atmospheres of Breathing
Atmospheres of Breathing (June 2018)
Lenart Škof - Editor
Petri Berndtson - Editor

Attempts to think anew about philosophical questions from the perspective of breath and breathing.

As a physiological or biological matter, breath is mostly considered to be mechanical and thoughtless. By expanding on the insights of many religions and therapeutic practices, which emphasize the cultivation of breath, the contributors argue that breath should be understood as fundamentally and comprehensively intertwined with hum...(Read More)
 
 
The Art of Gratitude
The Art of Gratitude (May 2018)
Jeremy David Engels - Author

Explores how the emotional experience of gratitude has been enlisted in neoliberal governance through the language of debt.

In The Art of Gratitude, Jeremy David Engels sketches a genealogy of gratitude from the ancient Greeks to the contemporary self-help movement. One of the most striking things about gratitude, Engels finds, is how consistently it is described using the language of indebtedness. A chief purpose of thi...(Read More)
 
 
Polishing the Bones
Polishing the Bones (December 2017)
Penelope Tarasuk - Author

An intimate portrayal of a woman’s unfolding inner journey through her Jungian analysis, her dreams, and her terminal illness as she is guided deeper into the mysteries of life and the extraordinary transformation of her death.

The true story of an unusually creative woman, Laura, following her life’s transformation and individuation, with all its longing, pain, transcendent beauty, love, and life&rs...(Read More)
 
 
The Ways of the Soul
The Ways of the Soul (November 2017)
A Psychiatrist Reflects, Essays on Life, Death and Beyond
Andrew Powell - Author

Goes beyond mechanistic explanations of human consciousness to offer insights into the soul and the deepest concerns of human existence.

Psychiatry has eschewed the spiritual dimension in pursuit of scientific credibility. Yet psychiatrists are daily confronted by problems of meaning and purpose that neither medical nor psychological treatments alone can relieve. However, a new post-materialist science is emergi...(Read More)
 
 
Art as Contemplative Practice
Art as Contemplative Practice (September 2017)
Expressive Pathways to the Self
Michael A. Franklin - Author
Christopher Key Chapple - Foreword by

Art as yoga and meditation for artists, contemplative practitioners, art educators, and art therapists.

Drawing upon his personal experience as a practitioner-researcher, visual artist, and cancer survivor, Michael A. Franklin offers a rich and thought-provoking guide to art as contemplative practice. His firsthand experience and original artwork complement this extensive discussion by consulting various practice traditions i...(Read More)
 
 
The Specter of the Indian
The Specter of the Indian (September 2017)
Race, Gender, and Ghosts in American Seances, 1848-1890
Kathryn Troy - Author

Explores the significance of Indian control spirits as a dominating force in nineteenth-century American Spiritualism.

The Specter of the Indian unveils the centrality of Native American spirit guides during the emergent years of American Spiritualism. By pulling together cultural and political history; the studies of religion, race, and gender; and the ghostly, Kathryn Troy offers a new layer of understa...(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)
 
 
Rational Spirituality and Divine Virtue in Plato
Rational Spirituality and Divine Virtue in Plato (May 2016)
A Modern Interpretation and Philosophical Defense of Platonism
Michael LaFargue - Author

Describes a Platonic personal spirituality based on reason that is readily accessible to people today.

Michael LaFargue presents an important and accessible aspect of Plato’s legacy largely overlooked today: a variety of personal spirituality based on reason and centered on virtue. Plato’s Virtue-Forms are transcendent in their goodness, ideals that Platonists can use to improve character ...(Read More)
 
 
Where Shamans Go
Where Shamans Go (May 2016)
Journeys into Extra-ordinary Reality
Zoe Bran - Author

Describes the practical use of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of people who are resistant to normal psychotherapy.

Modern shamans still walk between the worlds as they have done since the earliest days of our species. More and more of us are rediscovering how modern shamanic methods can positively affect our own lives and offer a spiritual practice that is free of religious beliefs or theo...(Read More)
 
 
Subtle Activism
Subtle Activism (September 2015)
The Inner Dimension of Social and Planetary Transformation
David Nicol - Author

Explores whether consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer can contribute to social change.

Can awakened consciousness contribute to social change and, if so, how? David Nicol introduces the concept of “subtle activism” to describe the use of consciousness-based practices like meditation and prayer to support collective transformation, such as global meditation directed toward peaceful...(Read More)
 
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