Psyche and Spirit: From the Psychology of Religion to Transpersonal Theory

School of Consciousness and Transformation PARP 7400 3.00

This course explores the relation of psyche to “spirit”—that is, to religion, spirituality, and spiritual philosophies and worldviews—through a consideration of the development which leads from classic representatives of the psychology of religion to the principal paradigms of contemporary transpersonal psychology. With consideration of such topics as the evolution of consciousness; the nature of the soul and the divine; duality, non-dualism, and the Absolute; mythological and religious symbolism; non-ordinary states of consciousness; and paranormal experience, readings include primary texts—set in their appropriate contexts—by William James, C.G. Jung, Stanislav Grof, Ken Wilber, Jorge Ferrer, Jenny Wade, and others.

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