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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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Contemplations On Death

Contemplations On Death

“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings” ~ Socrates (469-399 B.C.E) We are all going to die. Yet, many of us live our lives as if this mortal inevitability will happen to everyone else but us. It would seem that for Western culture, denial and suppression are the hallmarks of how we tend to orient ourselves on the topic of mortality. Death is something that happens to everyone else, and we seem to live out each day as if death is...

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The Transpersonal Psychology of Spirituality

The Transpersonal Psychology of Spirituality

The transpersonal (beyond self) study of human psychology and most spiritual and even religious practices, are guided by similar intentions. In a very broad sense the study of human psychology — transpersonal psychology in particular — and spiritual/religious practice, are both concerned with the realization of our highest potential as human beings. To become aware of and better understand the consciousness, behaviors, experiences,...

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COVID-19: Is There Another Very Important Message?

COVID-19: Is There Another Very Important Message?

As we now enter another week of our (unpleasant but very necessary) near-global isolation in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, hopefully most of us have started to acclimatize to the new “normal”. Up to this point, no doubt many of us have had our share of frustrations, stress, uncertainty, confusion, fear, anger – maybe even unintentionally lashing out at the one’s we love. Of course we will forgive or support...

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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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