By Stanislav Grof
Contemporary advances in a number of clinical disciplines have printed the constraints of the Newtonian-Cartesian version of the universe. one of many attention-grabbing elements of this improvement is the expanding convergence of technology and the "perennial philosophy." the recent examine has ended in a severe revaluation of historic non secular platforms lengthy neglected or rejected as a result of their assumed incompatibility with science.
Here are Swami Muktananda at the brain. Swami Prajnananda on Karma. Swami Kripananda at the Kundalini. Ajit Mookerjee at the Kundalini. Joseph Chilton Pearce on non secular improvement. mom Teresa on love and repair. Jack Kornfield on Buddhism for american citizens. Fritjof Capra at the new paradigms. Rupert Sheldrake on morphic resonance. Karl Pribram at the holographic version. Claudio Naranjo on meditation, and more.
The papers during this publication have been provided on the 7th convention of the foreign Transpersonal organization held in Bombay. The ITA is a non-profit association that brings jointly participants of alternative nationalities, professions, and philosophical or religious personal tastes who percentage within the view that there's a primary team spirit underlying all of humanity and the fabric world.
The hide picture is from the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of artwork within the Atkins Museum of good Arts, Kansas urban, Missouri.
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Since it is always possible to formulate more than one theory accounting for the available data, the problem is to find a theory that would be broad enough to incorporate basic assumptions of perennial philosophy and yet preserve the pragmatic power of mechanistic science. The concept of a paradigm is extremely useful here. 4 Initially each new paradigm has a positive and progressive role. It identifies legitimate scientific problems, offers methodology for conducting scientific experiments, and describes criteria for evaluating the data.
While formulating psychoanalysis, Freud quite consciously and rigorously used the criteria of Newtonian thinking. The extreme example of this thinking is behaviorisman attempt to eliminate the element of consciousness as a legitimate object of scientific interest and research, and to develop scientific psychology without the use of subjective introspective data. The various scientific disciplines based on the mechanistic model have created an image of the universe as an infinitely complex assembly of passive, inert and unconscious matter, developing without any participation of creative intelligence.
Ancient wisdom and modern science by Stanislav Grof