Transpersonal Knowing: Exploring the Horizon of Consciousness

Transpersonal Knowing: Exploring the Horizon of Consciousness




The freshest and most respected thinkers in transpersonal psychology explore the myriad pathways to knowledge.

Offering the perspectives of some of the most respected thinkers in transpersonal psychology and consciousness studies, this book explores the farther reaches of knowing, both ourselves and the world, described here as transpersonal, post-conventional, or spiritual. The contributors’ work is presented from their own authentic knowing, whether through personal narrative or through conceptualization informed by such knowing. They explore what “knowledge” can consist of as it stretches beyond conventional objective observation and analysis.

Contributors include Arthur Deikman, Jorge Ferrer, Fred J. Hanna, Tobin Hart, Zia Inyhat Khan, Peter L. Nelson, Kaisa Puhakka, Donald Rothberg, Jenny Wade, Michael Washburn, and John Welwood.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791446157
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Series: SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Tobin Hart is Associate Professor in the Humanistic/Transpersonal Psychology Department at State University of West Georgia.

Peter L. Nelson is a private research consultant in Melbourne, Australia.

Kaisa Puhakka is Professor and Core Faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California, and the author of Knowledge and Reality: A Comparative.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction

2. An Invitation to Authentic Knowing
Kaisa Puhakka

3. Inspiration as Transpersonal Knowing
Tobin Hart

4. Mystical Experience and Radical Deconstruction: Through the Ontological Looking Glass
Peter L. Nelson

5. Reflection and Presence: The Dialectic of Awakening
John Welwood

6. Dissolving the Center: Streamlining the Mind and Dismantling the Self
Fred. J. Hanna

7. Illuminative Presence
Zia Inayat Khan

8. Spiritual Inquiry
Donald Rothberg

9. Transpersonal Cognition in Developmental Perspective
Michael Washburn

10. Transpersonal Knowledge: A Participatory Approach to Transpersonal Phenomena
Jorge N. Ferrer

11. Deep Empathy
Tobin Hart

12. The Love That Dares Not Speak Its Name
Jenny Wade

13. Service as a Way of Knowing
Arthur J. Deikman

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