New PDF release: Ancient wisdom and modern science

By Stanislav Grof

ISBN-10: 0873958489

ISBN-13: 9780873958486

Fresh advances in quite a few medical disciplines have printed the constraints of the Newtonian-Cartesian version of the universe. one of many attention-grabbing features of this improvement is the expanding convergence of technological know-how and the "perennial philosophy." the hot learn has resulted in a severe revaluation of historic non secular platforms lengthy overlooked or rejected as a result of their assumed incompatibility with science.

Here are Swami Muktananda at the brain. Swami Prajnananda on Karma. Swami Kripananda at the Kundalini. Ajit Mookerjee at the Kundalini. Joseph Chilton Pearce on non secular improvement. mom Teresa on love and repair. Jack Kornfield on Buddhism for americans. Fritjof Capra at the new paradigms. Rupert Sheldrake on morphic resonance. Karl Pribram at the holographic version. Claudio Naranjo on meditation, and more.

The papers during this e-book have been provided on the 7th convention of the overseas Transpersonal organization held in Bombay. The ITA is a non-profit association that brings jointly contributors of other nationalities, professions, and philosophical or religious personal tastes who percentage within the view that there's a primary solidarity underlying all of humanity and the cloth world.

The disguise picture is from the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of artwork within the Atkins Museum of excellent Arts, Kansas urban, Missouri.

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In everyday life, we deal not with objects but with their sensory transforms or with messages about differences; in Korzybski's sense, we have access to maps, not the territory. Information, difference, form and pattern that constitute our knowledge of the world are dimensionless entities that cannot be located in space or time. Information flows in circuits that transcend the conventional boundaries of the individual and include the environment. This way of scientific thinking makes it absurd to treat the world in terms of separate objects and entities; to see the individual, family or species as the Darwinian units of survival; to draw distinctions between mind and body; or to identify with the ego-body unit (Alan Watts' "skin-encapsulated ego").

It facilitates the development of new scientific paradigms that synthesize previously disparate or contradictory approaches, emphasize the unity of mind and body, and describe human beings in their complex interpersonal, social, ecological, and cosmic context. Based on the recognition that reality is infinitely more complex than any scientific theory or ideological system, and that it is absolutely mandatory to maintain an open-minded approach to the exploration of the world, unimpeded by rigid adherence to the existing paradigms, the ITA supports attempts to reconcile and integrate seemingly disparate approachesthe mystical traditions and quantum-relativistic physics, Western pragmatism and Oriental philosophies, ancient wisdom and modern science, or contemporary medicine and aboriginal healing practices.

The mechanistic model of the universe was so successful in its pragmatic technological applications that it became the ideal prototype of all scientific thinking, and was emulated by other disciplines, including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, and related fields. Freud was a member of the so-called "Helmholtz Society," whose explicit goal was to introduce into science the principles of Newtonian mechanics. While formulating psychoanalysis, Freud quite consciously and rigorously used the criteria of Newtonian thinking.

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