Descartes, “Political Deals” and Inner Experience: Reconciling Science and Wisdom Traditions

Is consciousness an illusion? Dr. Marilyn Schlitz, Program Chair of the Doctoral program at Sofia University discusses her views on this fascinating topic. Dr. Schlitz, who also serves as President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Senior Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center and board member of Pacifica Graduate Institute, has... Continue Reading →

What can I do with an M.A. in Transpersonal Psychology?

So what is Transpersonal Psychology? At Sofia University, transpersonal psychology is described as the study of an individual's highest potential for the betterment of humanity and the sustainability of the planet. An article by  added that the focus of transpersonal psychology is to better understand human consciousness and experience using multiple disciplines as well as helping  individuals develop... Continue Reading →

How can compassion, altruism, and other prosocial emotions and behaviors be cultivated?

From I to We: The Role of Consciousness Transformation in Compassion and Altruism by Cassandra Vieten, Tina Amorok, and Institute of Transpersonal Psychology at Sofia University's chair of the PhD programs, Marilyn Schlitz Religious and spiritual leaders, sociologists, psychologists, educators, and neuroscientists are all interested in how compassion, altruism, and other prosocial emotions and behaviors... Continue Reading →

Exploring Persistent Non-Symbolic Experiences

Excerpt from Clusters of Individual Experiences form a Contiuum of Persistent Non-Symbolic Experiences in Adults by Jeffrey A. Martin of Sofia University's Transformative Technology Lab Persistent forms of nondual awareness, enlightenment, mystical experience, and so forth (Persistent Non-Symbolic Experience) have been reported since antiquity. Though sporadic research has been performed on them, the research reported... Continue Reading →

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