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Dimensions of Blackness
Dimensions of Blackness (November 2018)
Racial Identity and Political Beliefs
Jas M. Sullivan - Author
Jonathan Winburn - Author
William E. Cross Jr. - Author

A multidimensional perspective captures the complexities of African American racial identity.

While the dynamics of racial oppression limit the range of attitudes blacks may construct and hold, their basic humanity introduces additional attitudinal variance that is nearly boundless. Rather than claim it is possible to conceptualize and measure every iteration of blackness, modern social theorists such as Robert Sellers an...(Read More)
Reconciliation in Global Context
Reconciliation in Global Context (November 2018)
Why It Is Needed and How It Works
Björn Krondorfer - Editor

A transdisciplinary approach to reconciliation practices and policies by an international team of scholars and scholar-practitioners.

When we open the newspaper, watch and listen to the news, or follow social media, we are inundated with reports on old and fresh conflict zones around the world. Less apparent, perhaps, are the many attempts at bringing former adversaries together. Reconciliation in Global Context argues f...(Read More)
Dancing with Ophelia
Dancing with Ophelia (March 2018)
Reconnecting Madness, Creativity, and Love
Jeanne Ellen Petrolle - Author

A personal narrative that explores madness through the use of literature, art, and philosophy to achieve lasting mental health without drugs.

“Twenty-two years ago, I lost my mind.” So begins Jeanne Ellen Petrolle’s fascinating personal narrative about her mental illness and recovery. Drawing on literature, art, and philosophy, Petrolle explores a unique understanding of madness that allowed her to achieve last...(Read More)
Rx Hollywood
Rx Hollywood (January 2018)
Cinema and Therapy in the 1960s
Michael DeAngelis - Author

How films of the 1960s and early 1970s framed therapeutic issues as problems of human communication, and individual psychological problems as social ones.

Rx Hollywood investigates how therapy surfaced in the themes, representations, and narrative strategies of a changing film industry. In the 1960s and early 1970s, American cinema was struggling to address adult audiences who were increasingly demanding films that confr...(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 Intersubjective Turn
The Intersubjective Turn (December 2017)
Theoretical Approaches to Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines
Olen Gunnlaugson - Editor
Charles Scott - Editor
Heesoon Bai - Editor
Edward W. Sarath - Editor

Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education.

A first of its kind, this book maps out current academic approaches in higher education to second-person contemplative education, which addresses contemplative experience from an intersubjective perspective. Until recently, contemplative studies has emphasized a predominantly first-person standpoint, but the expansion and embrace of...(Read More)
The Psychedelic Renaissance, Second Edition
The Psychedelic Renaissance, Second Edition (November 2017)
Reassessing the Role of Psychedelic Drugs in 21st Century Psychiatry and Society
Ben Sessa - Author

Examines the mind-manifesting properties of psychedelic drugs and assesses the scientific evidence supporting their potential clinical and therapeutic use.

Ben Sessa takes the reader on a journey through the fascinating history of psychedelic plants and chemicals, examining their role in human culture from prehistory to modern times. Based on a thorough review of scientific evidence, he makes a clarion call for a reevaluation ...(Read More)
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)
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)
Imagination, Music, and the Emotions
Imagination, Music, and the Emotions (September 2017)
A Philosophical Study
Saam Trivedi - Author

Articulates an imaginationist solution to the question of how purely instrumental music can be perceived by a listener as having emotional content.

Both musicians and laypersons can perceive purely instrumental music without words or an associated story or program as expressing emotions such as happiness and sadness. But how? In this book, Saam Trivedi discusses and critiques the leading philosophical approaches to this question...(Read More)
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