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No set of external variables or life events has been found to account for more than about 20% of an individual's reported long-term happiness. Therefore, this article considers lines of evidence suggesting that a large amount cf the variance is accounted for by inner, background conditions such...
The significance of Castaneda's account of reported experiences with Don Juan Matus is explored for transpersonal psychology. It is argued that the Don Juan chronicle cannot be a literally true account. Yet, I contend that Castaneda tries to discuss seriolus issues allegorically. On the content...
This article is an existential-phenomenological ("centaur level") 1 response to Ken Wilber's concept of deified or ultimate consciousness. Ultimate consciousness, according to Wilber, is the supreme expression of human awareness. It is the point at which highly developed people (i.e., mystics)...
Before the Enlightenment, religious "truth" was generally regarded as a legitimate justification for coercion; since then, psychiatric "truth" is generally so regarded. In this article, I try to reconstruct the bygone mind-set that saw the controlling of deviants as a way to do good in God's...
Many Western psychologists find the Buddhist teachings on the self difficult to understand. Even humanistic psychologists sometimes feel a conflict between humanistic concepts such as self-esteem and self-acceptance and the Buddhist view of anatta or not-self. What is the point of encouraging...
This study attempts to widen our knowledge of the subjective meaning of bereavement. Depth interviews were used to address the question: "What themes are disclosed in subjective accounts of personal bereavement?" The investigator set aside psychiatric assumptions about pathological reactions to...
A heresy is what happens when one part of a coherent body of doctrine gets taken and blown up in size until it becomes something new, but distorted and one-sided. The heresies in this article are Instrumentalism, Feelingism, Autonomy-ism, Peace-and-loveism, Peakism, Spiritual-ism, Expertism,...
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