Spiritual Emergence and PsychosiswithBrian Spittles

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Brian Spittles, PhD, is an academic researcher and member of the Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium which aims to integrate clinical, scientific, and spiritual paradigms to improve therapeutic outcomes. His research includes consciousness studies, transpersonal psychology, psychosis, mental health recovery, quantum physics, mysticism, and indigenous knowledge/healing systems. He is author of Psychosis, Psychiatry, and Psychospiritual Considerations: Engaging and Better Understanding the Madness and Spiritual Emergence Nexus. The Emergent Phenomenology Research Consortium website is theeprc.org.

Brian shares that the features of a spiritual emergency and psychospiritual emergence have much in common with what is known as psychosis and are frequently indistinguishable. Indigenous cultures view these experiences as normal and part of the mysteries of being human.

00:00:00 Introduction

00:03:50 Psychosis history

00:07:44 Discerning psychospiritual vs. psychopathological

00:14:06 Shamanism framework

00:18:46 Biological correlates

00:23:30 Stanley Dean: Metapsychiatry

00:28:47 Religious and spiritual values

00:40:50 Spiritual Emergency: Stanislav and Christina Grof

00:57:45 Beyond labels

01:00:50 Conclusion

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(Recorded on February 22, 2024)

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Published on April 3, 2024


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