InPresence 256The Method to My Madness
December 29, 2023
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Existential psychology emphasizes philosophic rather than psychopathological aspects of the human condition. In this animated, two-part discussion, Dr. May proposes that genuine growth comes from confronting the pain of existence rather than escaping into banal pleasures or shallow, positive thinking. Genuine joy, he says, can emerge from an appreciation of life’s agonies.
The late psychotherapist Rollo May was a recipient of the Distinguished Career Award of the American Psychological Association and a founding sponsor of the Association for Humanistic Psychology. He was author of numerous classic works including Love and Will, Psychology and the Human Dilemma, Freedom and Destiny, Dreams and Symbols, The Meaning of Anxiety and Man’s Search for Himself.
Published on March 19, 2013
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In this 2018 interview, Vernon Neppe explains that, though we only experience our physical lives of 3 dimensions of space in a moment in time (3S-1t), we nevertheless still exist in a discrete nine-dimensional finite universe plus a separate “countable infinity—the discrete transfinite. These are made up of innumerable ‘quanta’ —Planck lengths in quantum physics. [...]
Richard Bach is the best-selling author of Johnathan Livingston Seagull, One, Illusions, Bridge Across Forever and Running From Safety. Here he describes the relationship between fact and fiction in his imaginative autobiographical books – suggesting that the world of imagination is very real to him. He discusses his experience entering the imaginal realm, both in a psi [...]
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In ancient times, says Leonard Shlain, human societies universally worshipped the image of a goddess. Sometime about 5,000 years ago a massive shift occurred in which the gender of the diety changed. He presents his hypothesis that this change is related to the introduction of the alphabet and its effects upon the human brain. He [...]
Neil Freer is author of Breaking the Godspell, a book which delves into the implications of the radical theories of scholar Zecharia Sitchin (The Twelfth Planet, Stairway to Heaven, etc). Here he discusses the hypothesis that the gods of ancient cultures were actually from another planet that colonized the earth. Several lines of argumentation support this [...]
Mrs. Irina Tweedie was the author of Daughter of Fire, a diary of her intensive spiritual training in India with a Hindu Sufi master. In this moving and personal interview, the 80-year-old Mrs. Tweedie, who was then a Sufi teacher in London, describes the bliss, peace and love — and the despair, hatred and loneliness [...]
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Gayle Delaney, PhD, is the founding president of the Association for the Study of Dreams. She is author of Living Your Dreams and Breakthrough Dreaming. She presents her unique method of dream interviewing, and distinguishes her approach from the classical methods of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. She emphasizes the importance of not imposing one’s own interpretations upon the dreamer.
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