Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology / Edition 1

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Overview

This important new book brings together the work of top scholars and clinicians at leading universities and medical centers on the benefits and risks of transpersonal therapy. After comparing a variety of multicultural approaches—Zen Buddhism, existential phenomenology, and Christian mysticism, among many others—the book offers a wealth of information on specific disorders and the application of transpersonal psychology techniques such as visualization, breathwork, and “past lives” regression.With solid scholarship, wide scope, and accessible style, Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology will become the standard work for students, researchers, clinicians, and lay readers interested in extending psychiatry and psychology into sciences that describe the functioning of the human mind, thereby building bridges between those disciplines and spirituality.

William James & transpersonal psychiatry/contribution of C. G. Jung/parapsychology/transpersonal techniques/breathwork.

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Contributors survey the roots of transpersonal psychology in the work of William James and Carl Jung and in Christian and Jewish mysticism, and review contributions to the field from shamanism and Eastern religions. They detail the latest research on meditation, psychedelics, and parapsychology, and discuss real-life cases and techniques for dealing with spiritual emergencies. The editors dedicate the book to Jerry Garcia. For professionals and layreaders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465095308
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 443
  • Lexile: 1380L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce W. Scotton, M.D., is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco and is a Jungian analyst in private practice in San Francisco and Corte Madera. Allan B. Chinen, M.D., is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco and in private practice in San Francisco. He is the author of Waking the World, In the Ever After, Once Upon a Midlife, and Beyond the Hero. John R. Battista, M.D., M.A., is a longtime student, educator, practitioner, and contributor to the fields of transpersonal psychiatry and psychology. He is currently in private practice in New Milford, CT, and was formerly residency training director in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at Davis. Bruce W. Scotton, M.D., is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco and is a Jungian analyst in private practice in San Francisco and Corte Madera. Allan B. Chinen, M.D., is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco and in private practice in San Francisco. He is the author of Waking the World, In the Ever After, Once Upon a Midlife, and Beyond the Hero. John R. Battista, M.D., M.A., is a longtime student, educator, practitioner, and contributor to the fields of transpersonal psychiatry and psychology. He is currently in private practice in New Milford, CT, and was formerly residency training director in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at Davis. Bruce W. Scotton, M.D., is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco and is a Jungian analyst in private practice in San Francisco and Corte Madera. Allan B. Chinen, M.D., is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco and in private practice in San Francisco. He is the author of Waking the World, In the Ever After, Once Upon a Midlife, and Beyond the Hero. John R. Battista, M.D., M.A., is a longtime student, educator, practitioner, and contributor to the fields of transpersonal psychiatry and psychology. He is currently in private practice in New Milford, CT, and was formerly residency training director in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California at Davis.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Foreword
1 Introduction and Definition of Transpersonal Psychiatry 3
2 The Emergence of Transpersonal Psychiatry 9
3 William James and Transpersonal Psychiatry 21
4 Freud's Influence on Transpersonal Psychology 29
5 The Contribution of C. G. Jung to Transpersonal Psychiatry 39
6 Abraham Maslow and Roberto Assagioli: Pioneers of Transpersonal Psychology 52
7 The Worldview of Ken Wilber 62
8 The Consciousness Research of Stanislav Grof 75
9 Consciousness, Information Theory, and Transpersonal Psychiatry 85
10 Shamanism and Healing 96
11 The Contribution of Hinduism and Yoga to Transpersonal Psychiatry 104
12 The Contribution of Buddhism to Transpersonal Psychiatry 114
13 Kabbalah and Transpersonal Psychiatry 123
14 Transpersonal Psychology: Roots in Christian Mysticism 134
15 Native North American Healers 145
16 Aging and Adult Spiritual Development: A Transpersonal View of the Life Cycle Through Fairy Tales 155
17 Meditation Research: The State of the Art 167
18 Psychedelics and Transpersonal Psychiatry 176
19 Parapsychology and Transpersonal Psychology 186
20 Contemporary Physics and Transpersonal Psychiatry 195
21 The Contribution of Anthropology to Transpersonal Psychiatry 207
22 Western Analytical Philosophy and Transpersonal Epistemology 217
23 Diagnosis: A Transpersonal Clinical Approach to Religious and Spiritual Problems 231
24 Offensive Spirituality and Spiritual Defenses 250
25 The Phenomenology and Treatment of Kundalini 261
26 Transpersonal Psychotherapy With Psychotic Disorders and Spiritual Emergencies With Psychotic Features 271
27 Transpersonal Techniques and Psychotherapy 282
28 Transpersonal Psychotherapy With Religious Persons 293
29 The Near-Death Experience as a Transpersonal Crisis 302
30 Treating Former Members of Cults 316
31 Psychopharmacology and Transpersonal Psychology 327
32 Psychedelic Psychotherapy 335
33 Clinical Aspects of Meditation 344
34 Guided-Imagery Therapy 355
35 Breathwork: Theory and Technique 366
36 Past-Life Therapy 377
37 Transpersonal Psychiatry in Psychiatry Residency Training Programs 388
38 Toward a Psychology of Human and Ecological Survival: Psychological Approaches to Contemporary Global Threats 396
39 Integration and Conclusion 409
40 An Annotated Guide to the Transpersonal Literature 416
Index 427
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2003

    Excellent resource!

    Because transpersonal psychology relies heavily on first hand (subjective) experience, it is extremely difficult to discuss this academically. Despite this difficulty, this book manages to explain and explore the phenomenon quite successfully. This is book covers the transpersonal experience from many different viewpoints and is an excellent resource book for research in this field. If you would like a shorter and more simple explanation of the transpersonal experience, I strongly suggest 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit' by Toru Sato. It is an absolute gem and should be read by everyone interested in transpersonal experiences!

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