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Our Fear of Psychic Phenomena

I just returned from a fantastic conference: the 2nd International Medical Spiritist Congress, “The Dawn of a New Era in Medicine”, October 1-2, 2016, at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  The roster of speakers was world class–almost all of

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Posted in anomalous experience, hallucinations, Meditation, mental health, non-ordinary states of consciousness, Psychiatry, psychosis, spirituality, Spiritually Transformative Experiences

Mysticism and Psychosis

This article was originally published in Seeds of Unfolding, Vol. VI, No. 4, Fall 1989. It is one of a number of papers written by Dr. Tomás Agosin, a psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

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Posted in mental health, Mysticism, Psychiatry, psychosis, Spiritually Transformative Experiences

Human Flourishing

After 21 years of private practice, Dr. Elliot Dacher, a family practice MD, began an in-depth study of the principles and practices of consciousness and health.  He pursued his study researching the subtle aspects of integrative medicine for many years,

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Posted in alternatives to psych meds, Anxiety, Depression, health, Integrative, Meditation, mental health, spirituality, Spiritually Transformative Experiences

Treating Spiritual Emergency

One of the most unusual ways of looking at mental health crises is they are all “spiritual emergencies”. After volunteering within the Spiritual Emergency Network for 7 years, and dedicating much of my lifework as a therapist to facilitating a

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What is a Spiritually Transformative Experience (STE)?

An experience is spiritually transformative when it causes people to perceive themselves and the world profoundly differently: by expanding the individual’s identity, augmenting their sensitivities, and thereby altering their values, priorities and appreciation of the purpose of life. This may

Posted in Kundalini, Meditation, NDE, Spiritually Transformative Experiences
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