What’s the Most Effective Way to Reach Enlightenment? Dr. Jeffery Martin has an idea.

Non Dual Awareness, Enlightenment and Mystical Experiences - They've Been Around for A Very Long Time "A category of human experience has been reported in the writings of philosophers and mystics since antiquity (Hanson, 1991; Stace, 1960). It goes by many names, including: nondual awareness, enlightenment, mystical experience, peak experience, transcendental experience, the peace that passeth... Continue Reading →

A Transcendent View of Gratitude

  "In transpersonal gratitude the “other” is no longer a gift or a person, but a recognition of benefit that comes from a source beyond the self or through a deep connection with nature." John Elfers & Patty Hlava The goal of this study was to examine the understanding of gratitude as a complex emotion... Continue Reading →

The Mind and Healing Mantras – Is This the Best Way to Address Healing in Others? Part 8 – Diverse Perspectives on Healing

by Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.,  Program Chair at Sofia University for the PhD in Transpersonal Psychology programs In this final edition of Diverse Perspectives on Healing, Alan Wallace, a Tibetan Buddhist scholar and practitioner, articulates the importance of the mind in healing. In contrast to Sequoyah Trueblood, whom we heard from previously in this series, Wallace ascribes... Continue Reading →

The Divine Flow, Pain, and Suffering: Are These the Factors in Becoming a Healer? Diverse Perspectives on Healing (Part 6)

by Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., program Dean of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University  and chair of the PhD in Transpersonal Psychology programs. In Part Six, Sequoyah Trueblood, of the Cherokee and Chocktaw traditions, express similar perspectives to what previous healers in this series have shared — the process of healing is one of... Continue Reading →

Intentional Pauses and Prayer Lead to Healing? Yes says this M.D. in Cardiology. Part 5 – Diverse Perspectives on Healing

by Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., Dean of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University and chair of the PhD in Transpersonal Psychology programs. In Part Five of the series, Mitchell Krucoff, MD offers a perspective as a cardiologist who recognizes that the tools of transformation are accessible to us at all times — and in... Continue Reading →

Is Distance Healing the Same as Healing in Person? Diverse Perspectives on Healing (Part 3)

by Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.,  Program Chair at Sofia University for the PhD in Transpersonal Psychology programs Welcome to Part 3 of this blog series that explores the many cultural and religious perspectives on healing. Using video excerpts from two DVDs, Consciousness & Healing, and Compassionate Intention, Prayer, and Distant Healing, this series illuminates the diversity of... Continue Reading →

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