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55 Faculty Publications for 55 Years of Transformation
Explore faculty publications on health and wellness, psychology and therapy, Asian philosophy and culture, human meaning, environment, social justice, spirituality and religion, consciousness and philosophy, sex, sexuality and gender, poetry, art and music.
CIIS professors have been prolific this year and every year, expanding their chosen fields and the world of integral education as a whole. As part of our celebration of 55 Years of Transformation, we invite you to learn more about your favorite subjects, or to boldly branch out into new areas entirely! No matter your area of inquiry, CIIS faculty have you covered.
The following 55 books are only a small portion of the books published by CIIS faculty—to say nothing of the articles, chapters, and other scholarly contributions not included here, or the music, visual works, and other artistic contributions. In order to showcase the widest possible range of materials we have listed only one piece per faculty member, but most of our faculty have far more extensive CVs. To explore additional CIIS resources check out our library, or to explore CIIS’ diverse departments and individual faculty members, start with CIIS Academics. Happy reading!
On Health and Wellness
Criswell, Eleanor. Biofeedback and Somatics: Toward Personal Evolution. First ed., Freeperson Press, 1995.
Jordan, Meg. How to Be a Health Coach: An Integrative Wellness Approach. Third ed., Global Medicine Enterprises, 2022.
Davenport, Leslie. Healing and Transformation through Self-Guided Imagery. Celestial Arts, 2009.
Osterhold, Helge. The Body's Code: Synchronicity and Meaning in Illness and Injury. Lambert Academic Publishing, 2015.
Wang, Jun. Cultivating Qi: An Introduction to Chinese Body-Mind Energetics. North Atlantic Books, 2011.
On Psychology and Therapy
Barratt, Barnaby B. Beyond Psychotherapy: On Becoming a (Radical) Psychoanalyst. Routledge, 2019.
Butler, Jason et al. Integral Psychedelic Therapy: The Non-Ordinary Art of Psycho-spiritual Healing. (Forthcoming 2023.)
Bonovitz, Christopher, and Andrew Harlem. Developmental Perspectives in Child Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Taylor and Francis, 2018.
Pearson, Willow, and Helen Marlo, editors. The Spiritual Psyche in Psychotherapy: Mysticism, Intersubjectivity, and Psychoanalysis. Routledge, 2021.
Glover, Jerry, and Harris L Friedman. Transcultural Competence: Navigating Cultural Differences in the Global Community. First ed., American Psychological Association, 2015.
Pendzik, Susana, Emunah, Renee, and David Read Johnson, editors. The Self in Performance: Autobiographical, Self-Revelatory, and Autoethnographic Forms of Therapeutic Theatre. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
On Asian Philosophy and Culture
Banerji, Debashish and Aurobindo Ghose. Seven Quartets of Becoming: A Transformational Yoga Psychology Based on the Diaries of Sri Aurobindo. Second impression ed., Nalanda International and D.K. Printworld, New Delhi, 2016.
Tiruttakkatēvar, Ryan, Jim, and Vijayavenugopal, G. Cīvakacintāmaṇi. The Hero Cīvakan̲, the Gem That Fulfills All Wishes. Jain Pub, 2005.
McDermott, Robert A. Six Pillars: Introductions to the Major Works of Sri Aurobindo. Wilson Books, 1974.
Wu, Yi. I Ching: The Book of Changes and Virtues. Great Learning Publishing Company, 2012.
On Human Meaning
Montuori, Alfonso, and Isabella Conti. From Power to Partnership: Creating the Future of Love, Work, and Community. First ed., HarperCollins, 1993.
Deterville, Adeeba. Sankofa Praxis—an Africentric Meta-Theory of Sankofa and Jegnaship—as a Reclamation of Africentric Episteme, Psychology, Spiritness, and Personhood: A Scholarly Personal Narrative of Cultural Retrieval, Alignment, and Actualization. California Institute of Integral Studies, 2020.
Swimme, Brian Thomas. Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story. Revised ed., Orbis Books, 2019.
Geerlof, Jaap. On Becoming a Transformative Leader : Leading a Complexifying World. Edited by Laura Neil, Kalistratous, 2019.
Cardeña, Etzel and Steven J Lynn, editors. Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence. American Psychological Association, 2014.
Pine, Adrienne. Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras. University of California Press, 2008.
Gozawa, Joanne. The Heart's Desire: Conflict from a Cosmological Perspective. California Institute of Integral Studies, 2000.
On the Environment
Wells, Jennifer. Complexity and Sustainability. Routledge, 2013.
Worthy, Kenneth; Allison, Elizabeth, and Whitney Bauman, editors. After the Death of Nature: Carolyn Merchant and the Future of Human-Nature Relations. Routledge, 2019.
Kelly, Sean. Becoming Gaia: On the Threshold of Planetary Initiation. Integral Imprint, Revelore Press, 2021.
Canty, Jeanine, editor. Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women's Voices. Routledge, 2017.
On Social Justice
Carlsson, Chris, editor. Hidden San Francisco: A Guide to Lost Landscapes, Unsung Heroes, and Radical Histories. Pluto Press, 2020.
Grubačić, Andrej and Denis O'Hearn. Living at the Edges of Capitalism: Adventures in Exile and Mutual Aid. University of California Press, 2016.
Lilley, Sasha. Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult. PM Press, 2010.
Fantone, Laura. Local Invisibility, Postcolonial Feminisms: Asian American Contemporary Artists in California. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Lilley, Sasha, Yuen, Eddie, et al. Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth. PM Press, 2012.
On Spirituality and Religion
Ursic, Elizabeth. Women, Ritual, and Power: Placing Female Imagery of God in Christian Worship. State University of New York Press, 2014.
Moser, Mary Beth. Honoring Darkness: Exploring the Power of Black Madonnas in Italy. Third ed., Dea Madre Publishing, 2008.
Birnbaum, Lucia Chiavola. Future Has an Ancient Heart: Legacy of Caring, Sharing, Healing, and Vision from the Primordial African Mediterranean to Occupy Everywhere. iUniverse Com, 2012.
Sherman, Jacob Holsinger. Partakers of the Divine: Contemplation and the Practice of Philosophy. Fortress Press, 2014.
Bruno Cheryl L., Swick, Joe Steve, and Nicholas S. Literski. Method Infinite: Freemasonry and the Mormon Restoration. Greg Kofford Books, 2022.
Williams, Annette. Our Mysterious Mothers: The Primordial Feminine Power of Aje in the Cosmology, Mythology, and Historical Reality of the West African Yoruba. California Institute of Integral Studies, 2014.
On Consciousness and Philosophy
Combs, Allan. Consciousness Explained Better: Towards an Integral Understanding of the Multifaceted Nature of Consciousness. First ed., Paragon House, 2009.
Spretnak, Charlene. Relational Reality: New Discoveries of Interrelatedness That Are Transforming the Modern World. Green Horizon Books, 2011.
Dominici, Gandolfo, Herr, Christiane, and Jocelyn Chapman. Cybernetic Frameworks for a Shared World. Emerald Publishing Limited, 2020.
Tarnas, Richard. The Passion of the Western Mind: Understanding the Ideas That Have Shaped Our World View. Ballantine Books, 2011.
Segall, Matt. Crossing the Threshold: Etheric Imagination in the Post-Kantian Process Philosophy of Schelling and Whitehead (Forthcoming 2023)
Welch, Kerri. A Fractal Topology of Time: Deepening into Timelessness. Fox Finding Press, 2020.
On Sex, Sexuality and Gender
Herdt, Gilbert H., Marzullo, Michelle, and Nicole Polen-Petit. Critical Sexual Literacy: Forecasting Trends in Sexual Politics, Diversity and Pedagogy. Edited by Gilbert Herdt et al., Anthem Press, 2021.
Herdt, Gilbert H, and Nicole Polen-Petit. Human Sexuality: Self, Society, and Culture. McGraw-Hill, 2014.
Walker, Nick. Neuroqueer Heresies: Notes on the Neurodiversity Paradigm, Autistic Empowerment, and Postnormal Possibilities. Autonomous Press, 2021.
Dzyak, Vivian, et al., editors. She Is Everywhere: An Anthology of Writing in Womanist/Feminist Spirituality. iUniverse. Forthcoming.
Fiction and Poetry
Banerjee, Neelanjana, Kaipa, Summi, and Pireeni Sundaralingam. Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry. University of Arkansas Press, 2010.
Visual Art and Music
Brandy, Carolyn. Nealy Shawn R., et al, Directors. Drum Love Joy. Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, 2011.
Bluethenthal, Anne. Multiethnic dance performance via ABD productions.
Grame, Tricia. Ancient Symbols. Series.
McLeod, Alex. On Their Minds. Series.