Revisioning Transpersonal Theory : A Participatory Vision of by Jorge N. Ferrer

By Jorge N. Ferrer

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

In his amazing debut, Jorge N. Ferrer deconstructs and reconstructs the whole transpersonal venture, articulating a extra subtle, pluralistic, and spiritually grounded transpersonal thought. He brings fresh rules in epistemology and the philosophy of technology to endure upon center concerns within the psychology and philosophy of faith. The book's first part (Deconstruction) describes the character and origins of the existing imaginative and prescient that has guided transpersonal scholarship thus far, and identifies a few of its major conceptual and functional barriers: refined Cartesianism, non secular narcissism, intrasubjective empiricism, and reductionistic universalism. within the moment 1/2 the e-book (Reconstruction), Ferrer indicates a fashion of reconceiving transpersonal rules with no those limitations—a participatory imaginative and prescient of human spirituality, one that not just locations transpersonal stories in larger alignment with the values of the non secular quest, but additionally discloses a wealthy number of religious liberations, religious worlds, or even final realities.

“This ebook is a vital and helpful contribution to [the] figuring out and defining of transpersonal psychology.” — Breathe Magazine

"This is a superb and mature e-book that's certain to turn into a vintage. tremendous good researched and documented and whole of outstanding insights and ideas, it isn't in simple terms a major unique contribution to the speculation of transpersonal psychology, but in addition a piece that brings readability into many areas of difficulty that previously have been laid low with confusion and controversy. It most likely will end up influential in selecting which path the advance of transpersonal psychology will take up the future." -- Stanislav Grof, writer of Psychology of the long run: classes from glossy attention Research

"Ferrer's narrative opens one shock after one other till slowly the reader starts off to 'wake up' and unearths him or herself wondering outdated difficulties in a brand new approach. it's studying tips on how to imagine during this clean method, unfastened from the grid of traditional transpersonal idea, that's the actual accomplishment of this paintings. Revisioning Transpersonal idea represents an important turning element in transpersonal thought." -- Christopher M. Bache, writer of Dark evening, Early sunrise: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind

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

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