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Transformations in Consciousness: The Metaphysics and Epistemology. Franklin Merrell-Wolff Conatining His Introceptualism


This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--a philosophy grounded on the authority of direct realization resulting from transformation in consciousness.
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This book presents a philosophy that includes the enlightenment experience--a philosophy grounded on the authority of direct realization resulting from transformation in consciousness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791426760
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents




1 Toward a Synthetic Philosophy

2 Naturalism

General Naturalism



3 The New Realism

4 Pragmatism


Empiric Voluntarism

Percept and Concept

Pragmatic Science

Gnostic Realization

Idealistic Pragmatism

Test by Consequences

5 Idealism

Ideas: Plato to Kant

The Primordial Image: Jung

Reason as Nous and Logos

6 Introceptual Idealism

Freedom and Necessity

Introception and Introspection

Self and Divine Otherness

Ideas: Hegel and Schopenhauer

The Self

Unidentified Introception

The Problem of Formulation

Conception, Perception and Introception


7 Introception

The Flow of Consciousness

Introceptual Process: St. John of the Cross

Conception and the Mystic Thought

8 Transcendentalism

Conception and Introception

Innate Ideas

The Subject Transcends the Object

9 Reality and Appearance

Conceptual Presentation

Substantiality Is Inversely Proportional to Ponderability

Knowledge through Identity

10 The Meaning of Divinity


11 Judgments of Meaning and Existence

12 Three Mystical Paradigms


The Christ

The Buddha


Self (Atman) or No-Self (Anatman)

A Mathematical Model of Ego Metaphysics

13 Mystical Knowledge

Critique of Leuba's Methodology

The Mystic Thought

Knowledge as Negation

Shift in the Base of Reference

Leuba's Antinoetic Argument

14 Significance of Immediate Qualities of Mystical States



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