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Revisioning Transpersonal Theory
A Participatory Vision of Human Spirituality
Revisioning Transpersonal Theory
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Jorge N. Ferrer - Author
Richard Tarnas - Foreword by
SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology
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Hardcover - 299 pages
Release Date: November 2001
ISBN10: 0-7914-5167-4
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-5167-0

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Paperback - 299 pages
Release Date: October 2001
ISBN10: 0-7914-5168-2
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-5168-7

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A participatory alternative to the perennialism and experientialism dominant in transpersonal psychology.

In his striking debut, Jorge N. Ferrer deconstructs and reconstructs the entire transpersonal project, articulating a more sophisticated, pluralistic, and spiritually grounded transpersonal theory. He brings recent ideas in epistemology and the philosophy of science to bear upon core issues in the psychology and philosophy of religion. The book's first half (Deconstruction) describes the nature and origins of the prevailing vision that has guided transpersonal scholarship so far, and identifies some of its main conceptual and practical limitations: subtle Cartesianism, spiritual narcissism, intrasubjective empiricism, and reductionistic universalism. In the second half of the book (Reconstruction), Ferrer suggests a way of reconceiving transpersonal ideas without these limitations—a participatory vision of human spirituality, one which not only places transpersonal studies in greater alignment with the values of the spiritual quest, but also discloses a rich variety of spiritual liberations, spiritual worlds, and even ultimate realities.

“This book is an important and valuable contribution to [the] understanding and defining of transpersonal psychology.” — Breathe Magazine

"This is a brilliant and mature book that is bound to become a classic. Extremely well researched and documented and full of remarkable insights and ideas, it is not only an important original contribution to the theory of transpersonal psychology, but also a work that brings clarity into many problem areas that in the past were plagued by confusion and controversy. It very likely will prove influential in determining which direction the development of transpersonal psychology will take in the future." -- Stanislav Grof, author of Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research

"Ferrer's narrative opens one surprise after another until slowly the reader begins to 'wake up' and finds him or herself thinking about old problems in a new way. It is learning how to think in this fresh way, free from the grid of conventional transpersonal theory, that is the true accomplishment of this work. Revisioning Transpersonal Theory represents a significant turning point in transpersonal thought." -- Christopher M. Bache, author of Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind

Jorge N. Ferrer is Assistant Professor of East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies.


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Table of Contents

Foreword by Richard Tarnas
Preface
Acknowledgments

1. Transpersonal Theory--Now and Then

PART I. DECONSTRUCTION

2. The Experiential Vision of Human Spirituality

3. The Empiricist Colonization of Spirituality

4. Trouble in Paradise: The Perennial Philosophy Revisited

PART II. RECONSTRUCTION

5. The Participatory Nature of Spiritual Knowing

6. An Ocean with Many Shores: The Challenge of Spiritual Pluralism

7. After the Participatory Turn

8. A More Relaxed Spiritual Universalism

Notes
References
Index



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