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Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind / Edition 1

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Argues that philosophical reflection today must include the findings of depth psychology and the critical study of non-ordinary states of consciousness.
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Bache (religion, Youngstown State Univ.) argues that individuality is a chimera and that the universe is working to reunite all forms of consciousness into one whole. He readily admits that he is "preaching to the converted" since his argument is based on the testimony of individuals who have experienced a number of unusual states of consciousness, such as near-death experiences, psychedelic "rebirthing" sessions, out-of-body experiences, etc. Obviously, this is not laboratory-verified "scientific" psychology. Although issued as part of the "SUNY Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology," this title will not be of interest to psychologists or psychology students. It may have a place in larger collections on theology, religion, or mysticism.--MaryAnn Hughes, Neill P.L., Pullman, WA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Table of Contents

Foreword, Stanislav Grof
Preface
Acknowledgments

Part I: Introduction

1. The Pivot to Nonordinary States

2. Beyond Reincarnation

Part II: The Deep Ecology of Nonordinary States

3. Expanding the Concept of the Perinatal

4. Solving the Riddle of Heaven's Fire

5. Beyond the Soul

Part III: The Field Dynamics of Mind

6. Beyond Personal Karma

7. Teaching in the Sacred Mind

8. The Great Awakening

9. The Fate of Individuality

Appendix A: Ken Wilber and the Perinatal Features of the Dark Night
Appendix B: Ego-Death and the Species-Mind
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2000

    Bache puts it all together!

    Christopher M. Bache's new book 'Dark Night, Early Dawn' is a fascinating synthesis of transpersonal thought. Bache has tapped into something great through his many years of personal experience with non-ordinary states of consciousness. His revisions to the cosmological views of Stanislav Grof, Robert Monroe, and in the field of near-death research go a long way in making these paradigms more complete. Each of these fields can still go much further into the dynamics of the collective. This book should set them in the right direction. In Part Three of this work, Bache explores the Field Dynamics of Mind. Of particular interest to me were the chapters on transpersonal pedagogy, the great awakening, and the fate of individuality. The idea that we are all connected is one that we all need to explore more. The chapter on the Great Awakening posits the idea that the impending crisis of sustainability will shake humanity to a new depth of understanding and a new way of being. This book, more than any other I've read, brings together many of the facets of transpersonal thought. There is little theory in this book. The author has been to where he speaks of. I highly recommend it!

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