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    Spiritual Emergence(y), Psychosis, and Personality: Investigating the Role of Schizotypy.K. P. Harris, A. J. Rock & G. I. Clark - 2022 - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 38 (2).
    Spiritual emergency refers to a process of spiritual emergence or awakening that becomes traumatic for an individual, leading to a state of psychological crisis. There is evidence that SE is associated with both psychotic symptomatology and personality traits. This study examined the relationship between SE, psychotic symptoms, and schizotypy, a construct that addresses psychotic-like personality traits in the general population. A total of 250 participants completed an anonymous online questionnaire. Results showed that SE was positively correlated with positive symptoms of (...)
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    Is Diversity Possible in an Integrative Psychology? Transpersonal as a Whole Person/All Person Approach.G. Hartelius - 2022 - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 38 (2).
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  3. Promoting Spiritual Wellness on a College Campus Through Community Based Participatory Research.R. Idoate, M. Tibbits, M. Gilbert, M. M. Desmarais, C. Fisher, A. Bower, D. J. Shipp & J. Kaminski - 2022 - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 38 (2).
    This case study describes an initiative to promote spiritual wellness on a public state college campus and demonstrates evidence of the effectiveness of taking a community-based approach. We employed the community readiness model to develop an initiative to promote spiritual wellness in a Midwestern state university. We recruited informants through purposeful sampling and conducted interviews, both pre- and post-initiative launch. Baseline data was used to inform initiative efforts. The community’s level of readiness to promote spiritual wellness increased from stage three, (...)
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    The Meso-American Goddess Coatlicue: Too Terrifying for the Spaniards.S. Krippner - 2022 - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 38 (2).
    The Coatlicue myth of Meso-America is currently represented by the huge basalt statue of the Earth goddess on display at the National Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City. The Spanish invaders who unearthed the statue promptly reburied the goddess, who did not again see the light of day until 1803. Today she commands attention both as a singular work of art and as a reminder that Earth is, at the same time, a loving mother and an insatiable monster, (...)
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    Relational Inquiry: Seven Years Practicing Seven Relationships.G. Lahood - 2022 - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 38 (2).
    Greetings from Byron Bay—what follows is a postcard version of a seven-year cycle of relational inquiry retrospectively nicknamed The Rainbow of Desire. I outline our practices, explore five basic fields in our approach to new paradigm research, and present an updated version of my seven relationships model as a heuristic for understanding and participating in relational inquiry. As a contemporary spiritual expression, with roots in the Greek-Socratic tradition of research, and informed by Gestalt practice, this account may also be of (...)
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    The Mushroom, the Frog, and the Rainbow of Desire: A Participatory-Psychedelic Spiritual Emergence.G. Lahood - 2022 - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 38 (2).
    This article will explore a spiritual emergency through a myth or fairy tale that emerged at the same time I had a frightening brush with death. Two days before the accident I had ingested psilocybin mushrooms. Michael Washburn, among other transpersonal theorists, will be used to interpret, amplify and re-frame this potential ‘psychotic episode’ with ‘borderline features’ into something more, perhaps, on the threshold of a shamanic initiation in a liminal state. The mythic sequence in my story anticipates the death-rebirth (...)
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    Assessing the Effectiveness of Core-Shamanism on a Group of Westerners: A Brief Research Report.J. Masson, Y. Gounden, C. S. Moukouta, A. Bernoussi & A. Saurat - 2022 - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 38 (2).
    A study was conducted on Western adults who participated in a group undergoing initiation into therapeutic shamanism. It investigated how shamanic work could be a factor triggering changes in persons who never had been previously immersed in such a tradition. Five groups, each composed of six people for a total of 30 participants, met eight times over a period of four months. Analyzing questions asked of the 27 who completed the program resulted in the following identified themes: experiences of the (...)
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    An Illustration of Cooperative Inquiry Design: Finding Our Way to Precious Knowledge, Together.S. L. Ross - 2022 - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 38 (2).
    Although transpersonal psychology and practices are inherently holistic, vitally informed by an ontology of interconnectedness, and fundamentally open to practices that challenge hegemonic norms in research practices, the use of participatory methods that implement these ideals, remains scarce. The purpose of this paper is to reveal the details of the transpersonal research I co-conducted, which used Cooperative Inquiry to analyze the transpersonal phenomenon of psychospiritual transformation, for researchers and practitioners who seek an example to guide their investigations. My intent is (...)
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    Participatory Research Methods in Transpersonal Studies: Introduction to the Special Topic Section.O. R. Sohmer - 2022 - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 38 (2).
    Embodied spiritual inquiry is a radical approach to integral and transpersonal education and research offered as a graduate course at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Inspired by elements of participatory research and cooperative inquiry, ESI applies interactive embodied meditations to access multiple ways of knowing and mindfully inquire into collaboratively decided questions. This article presents the learning outcomes of an inquiry into the nature of human boundaries within and between co-inquirers, providing an example of how ESI is implemented in (...)
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    Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy for Existential Suffering: Facilitating Self-Transcendence at the End of Life.K. O. St Arnaud - 2022 - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 38 (2).
    Although existential suffering is amongst the most devastating forms of distress experienced by many patients nearing the end-of-life, it is often unsatisfactorily addressed due to a paucity of effective interventions. However, both historic and recent studies of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy have reported marked alleviation of this suffering. As such, this article seeks to advance the rationale for the use of psychedelic substances in the provision of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for patients nearing the end-of-life. It begins with an overview of the classic psychedelics (...)
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    Entheogenic and Nature-Oriented Transpersonal Experiences, Inspirations and Challenges of Ecological Engagement, and Attitudes Toward Sociopolitical Activism: Applying Participatory Research, Heuristic Inquiry, and Thematic Analysis to Empower Activists.H. L. Walker - 2022 - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 38 (2).
    In original research on empowering adult North Americans who aspire to address the ecological crisis, heuristic inquiry, participatory action research, and thematic analysis were applied to examining the challenges and inspirations to coresearchers' broadly defined activism. The following themes emerged: Entheogenic and nature-oriented transpersonal and awe-evoking experiences; identifying origins of the ecological crisis; high and low political efficacy—inspired activism; relations with nature increased wellbeing; psychospiritual development and activism were mutually stimulating; challenges to activism and nurturing self-growth to overcome challenges; individuation (...)
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  12. Transpersonal Dimensions in Islamic Spirituality.N. Yiangou - 2022 - International Journal of Transpersonal Studies 38 (2).
    The Sufi tradition that arose within Islam describes a compelling and varied map of the self and its transformations. Over the span of a millennium of practice and discourse, Sufis have explored and detailed the stages of the journey of self-transformation towards their ultimate aim of union with the One. Their models of the spiritual journey and of the emergent transpersonal self, extensively contextualized in phenomenology, epistemology, theology and ontology, offer singular insights into a richly detailed holistic psychology of self-realization (...)
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