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MAPS Canada – Examining The Psychedelic Renaissance (Episode 1)

MAPS Canada – Examining The Psychedelic Renaissance (Episode 1)

The Leading Edge of Psychedelic Medicine (Rick Doblin) After more than 50 years of political suppression, many parts of the world are experiencing an explosion of psychedelic research and medicine which is revolutionizing mental-health care, addiction treatment, palliative care and our understanding of the nature of self, consciousness and mystical experiences. This relatively recent explosion of interest and return to research into...

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Choosing To Soar

Choosing To Soar

  “When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.” ~ Joseph Campbell     Epilogue (August 22 2020): As I approach another career evolution at 60 (Transpersonal Wellness & Psychedelic Integration Coach), I thought I would share a paper I wrote at the end of my first year with Sophia University back in 2013. The topic of...

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The Fourth Force: Why Interest In Transpersonal Psychology Is Growing

The Fourth Force: Why Interest In Transpersonal Psychology Is Growing

“The renaissance of interest in Eastern spiritual philosophies, various mystical traditions, meditation, ancient and aboriginal wisdom, as well as the widespread psychedelic experimentation during the stormy 1960s, made it absolutely clear that a comprehensive and cross-culturally valid psychology had to include observations from such areas as mystical states; cosmic consciousness; psychedelic experiences; trance phenomena; creativity; and...

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What is Transpersonal Psychology & Can it Change The World?

What is Transpersonal Psychology & Can it Change The World?

Transpersonal (beyond-ego/self) psychology – also known as the Fourth Force of psychology – has been around formally for over 50 years and has its roots in the humanistic psychology movement of the 50’s and 60’s. Although the field was formally established around 1967, the term “transpersonal” was first used in print by William James in 1905 and the role of spiritual, self-transcendent and exceptional...

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Permanently Change Your Character

Permanently Change Your Character

“In the beginning nothing comes, in the middle nothing stays, in the end nothing goes.” ~ Jetsun Milarepa Over time, meditation/mindfulness and many other contemplative practices LITERALLY RE-WIRES THE BRAIN producing permanent changes to one’s psychology, emotional stability, character and overall ways of being. I know this from the neuroscience, the psychological science, the spiritual and mind-science literature of the East and I...

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The Psychology of Spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Some people define “spirituality” as going to church and believing in some form of God. Others may define spirituality along the lines of one of the Eastern non-theistic traditions such as Buddhism, Taoism or Hinduism. Others still, may define spirituality simply as becoming a better person,...

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