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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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Psychedelics & Seniors: The Perfect Combination?

Psychedelics & Seniors: The Perfect Combination?

You can’t pick up a newspaper paper today, watch the news or browse any psychological, transpersonal or addiction journal and not come across some reference to, or scientific article about, psychedelics. We are currently undergoing something of a psychedelic renaissance with even wider acceptance, far more scientific and medical research and excitement around the psychological and mental-health benefits of psychedelics, than occurred...

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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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