While it retains the key psychospiritual components of self-realisation, the surfacing of memories and identifications with a wider natural and spiritual world, Tindall also explores the cultural landscape of shamanism.
Though his is not the only one to say so, of course, according to Jungian analyst Jerome Bernstein (2007) in his revolutionary book Living in the Borderlands: The Evolution of Consciousness and the Challenge of Healing Trauma, humankind has experienced a massive split from our sacred roots in nature.
As a result our egos have become overspecialized and lopsided, severing our ability to connect with the dimension of the sacred forces which nature embodies. Bernstein refers to the need for a massive compensatory shift in evolution that will help us regain balance and wholeness, action that will pull us “back from the brink of self-extinction” (p. 13). Bernstein’s hypothesis is firmly based on believing that everything that exists, both animate and inanimate “has within it a spirit dimension and communicates in that dimension to those who can listen” (p. 8).
In the book, Bernstein coins a new term, "Borderland", which he defines as the arena in which the “overly-rational westernized ego is in the process of reconnecting with...(Click title to continue reading)
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Ten years of therapy in one night The Guardian My Bwiti initiation was complicated by a belligerent, greedy shaman who called himself The King and demanded more money from us before, during and after the ceremony.
In his 2006 book Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, Rick Tarnas suggests that the western mind has catapulted us away from a fundamental cosmos where everything was ensouled, alive, and animated by meaning and archetype.
Our modern mindset is, instead, to attempt to control and manipulate our environment, making us the active subject in any interaction, and the things we see around us the passive object. Tarnas suggests “disenchantment” refers to the way the world is objectified, thereby denying subjectivity.
“Objectification,” he contends, “denies to the world a subject’s capacity to intend, to signify intelligently, to express it's meaning, to embody and communicate humanly relevant purposes and ... (Click title to keep reading)
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Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, Professor Wendy Hollway shares her interesting take on the concept of Reverie. She offers some good lit references to 'ways of knowing' and ideas of embodied knowing, in the context of doing academic research.