The Premonition Code: The Science of Precognition
By Teresa Cheung & Julia Mossbridge, PhD • Watkins Publishing, 2018. • Length: 225 pages
In this groundbreaking book, bestselling author Theresa Cheung joins forces with futurist trained in cognitive neuroscience, Julia Mossbridge, PhD. Together they reveal revolutionary new research showing that sensing the future is possible and provide practical tools and techniques you can use to help gain insight into your own future and become what they call a “Positive Precog” — someone who uses precognition to help the world.
Precognition is the scientific name for the knowledge or perception of the future, obtained through extrasensory means. Often called “premonition,” precognition is the most frequently reported of all extrasensory perception (ESP) experiences, occurring most often in dreams. It may also occur spontaneously in waking visions, auditory hallucinations, flashing thoughts entering the mind, the sense of “knowing” and physiological changes. Combining science and practice, Cheung and Mossbridge unravel the mystery of precognition.
Real Magic: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, and a Guide to the Secret Power of the Universe
By Dean I. Radin, PhD • Random House LLC, 2018. • Length: 257 pages
What if magic were real? Not magic like a Hogwarts letter arriving in the mail, or the feigned magic of Houdini. Real magic. A genuine but hidden power that resides within each individual. A power tied to our consciousness. A power that makes phenomena like telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis not only possible, but inevitable. According to Dean Radin, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), bestselling author, and featured scientist in the New York Times Magazine, magic is real, and science is on its way to understanding it. In his new book, Real Magic (Harmony Books), Radin paves the road to new scientific horizons, arguing that magic is a natural aspect of reality that everyone is capable of tapping into with diligent practice.
“To advance our understanding requires bold excursions into domains some might consider heretical, including esoteric legends about magic that have persisted for thousands of years. In my judgment, Real Magic succeeds in blazing new trails. “
– Kary Mullis, PhD, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Personal Mythology: Using Ritual, Dreams, and Imagination to Discover Your Inner Story
By David Feinstein, PhD & Stanley Krippner, PhD • Energy Psychology Press; First Edition, First edition (January 1, 2009) • 352 Pages
Each and every one of us grapples with our own highly personal mythology – the psychic force that allows us to weave the fragments of our experience into coherent story. These mythologies shape our every thought, perception, and action, helping us to feel safe and secure in our identities. But when our personal mythologies do not grow and change along with us, we find ourselves stuck in self-defeating life patterns.
Synchronicity: Through the Eyes of Science, Myth and the Trickster, 3rd Edition
By Leslie Allan Combs, PhD & Mark Holland • Da Capo Press; 3rd edition (December 30, 2000) • 184 Pages
Carl Jung coined the term “synchronicity” to describe meaningful coincidences that conventional notions of time and causality cannot explain. Working with the great quantum physicist Wolfgang Pauli, Jung sought to reveal these coincidences as phenomena that involve mind and matter, science and spirit, thus providing rational explanations for parapsychological events like telepathy, precognition, and intuition. Synchronicity examines the work of Jung and Pauli, as well as noted scientists Werner Heisenberg and David Bohm; identifies the phenomena in ancient and modern mythologies, particularly the Greek legend of Hermes the Trickster; and illustrates it with engaging anecdotes from everyday life and literature.
What is Consciousness?: Three Sages Look Behind the Veil
By Ervin Laszlo, PhD, Jean Houston, PhD, and Larry Dossey, MD • A New Paradigm Book • 192 Pages
What is consciousness? Conventional thinking tells us it is the images, sensations, thoughts, and feelings produced by the brain. When the neurons in the brain stop firing, consciousness ceases to be. But does it?
Betrayal, Trust and Forgiveness: A Guide to Emotional Healing and Self-Renewal
By Beth Hedva, PhD • Wynword Press; 3 edition (September 22, 2013) • 320 Pages
In this new, third edition of her award-winning book, Betrayal, Trust and Forgiveness, Dr. Beth Hedva combines best-practices in psychology with cross-cultural initiation rites and ancient mystery traditions to provide techniques for life-renewal and healing from betrayal wounds. Whether your lover let you down, your co-worker stabbed you in the back, or your life has been shattered by global events, you can get past the pain of betrayal and build a new life based on truth and Self-trust. Includes practical, step-by-step exercises to help readers apply Dr. Hedva’s unique approach to turning challenges into positive growth experiences.
Energy Psychology: Self-Healing Practices for Bodymind Health
By Michael Mayer, PhD • North Atlantic Books (June 14, 2011) • 473 Pages
Energy Psychology presents a comprehensive approach to healing that combines leading-edge Western bodymind psychological methods with a broad system of ancient, sacred traditions. Incorporating Dr. Mayer’s integral approach called Bodymind Healing Psychotherapy, Energy Psychology draws on Chinese medicine approaches, including Qigong and acupressure self-touch; kabalistic processes; methods drawn from ancient traditions of meditation and postural initiation; and psycho-mythological storytelling techniques. Drawing on thirty years of training in Tai Chi and Qigong, Dr. Mayer shows how integrating the essences of these traditions and methods can restore vitality and give the average person self-healing tools for physical and mental health. Unlike the quick-fix books on energy restoration, this book uses time-tested, age-old practices from sacred traditions in combination with well-established clinical approaches. Dr. Mayer teaches readers bodymind healing methods to treat anxiety, chronic pain, addictions, hypertension, insomnia, trauma, and other prevalent conditions. Written in a clear, intelligible style, Energy Psychology includes real-life case studies that highlight the effectiveness of his techniques.
Whole Person Healthcare [3 volumes]
By Ilene Ava Serlin, PhD • Praeger; 1 edition (August 30, 2007) • 1128 Pages
Introduced by two giants in the field of medicine, David Spiegel, MD, of Stanford University and Dean Ornish, MD, at the University of California, these volumes show how Western and non-Western healing practices―including yoga, meditation, QiGong, art, music, and dance therapy―are being integrated with modern Western medicine and psychology, in hospitals and at nontraditional healthcare facilities. Breaking research on this growing field is featured, as are observations by healthcare professionals who say the new approaches are helping patients―and also helping professionals rediscover their ancient role as healers. Each focused, practical chapter includes a Tool Kit for Change, summarizing major treatment points from a particular perspective. Examples of training templates, funded programs, and treatment protocols are included. Prevention and lifestyle are addressed, as are cures.
The Death of Desire 2nd Edition
By M. Guy Thompson, PhD • Routledge; 2 edition (July 28, 2016) • 232 Pages
A stunning exploration of the relation between desire and psychopathology, The Death of Desire is a unique synthesis of the work of Laing, Freud, Nietzsche, and Heidegger that renders their often difficult concepts brilliantly accessible to and usable by psychotherapists of all persuasions. In bridging a critical gap between phenomenology and psychoanalysis, M. Guy Thompson, one of the leading existential psychoanalysts of our time, firmly re-situates the unconscious – what Freud called “the lost continent of repressed desires” – in phenomenology. In so doing, he provides us with the richest, most compelling phenomenological treatment of the unconscious to date and also makes Freud’s theory of the unconscious newly comprehensible.
In this revised and updated second edition to the original published in 1985, M. Guy Thompson takes us inside his soul-searching seven-year apprenticeship with radical psychiatrist R. D. Laing and his cohorts as it unfolded in counterculture London of the 1970s. This rite de passage culminates with a four-year sojourn inside one of Laing’s post-Kingsley Hall asylums, where Laing’s unorthodox conception of treatment dispenses with conventional boundaries between “doctor” and “patient.” In this unprecedented exploration, Thompson reveals the secret to Laing’s astonishing alternative to the conventional psychiatric and psychoanalytic treatment schemes.
Sufism and the Way of Blame: Hidden Sources of a Sacred Psychology
By Yannis Toussulis, PhD • Quest Books (December 19, 2012) • 280 Pages
This is a definitive book on the Sufi “way of blame” that addresses the cultural life of Sufism in its entirety. Originating in ninth-century Persia, the “way of blame” (Arab. malamatiyya) is a little-known tradition within larger Sufism that focused on the psychology of egoism and engaged in self-critique. Later, the term referred to those Sufis who shunned Islamic literalism and formalism, thus being worthy of “blame.” Yannis Toussulis may be the first to explore the relation between this controversial movement and the larger tradition of Sufism, as well as between Sufism and Islam generally, throughout history to the present. Both a Western professor of the psychology of religion and a Sufi practitioner, Toussulis has studied malamatiyya for over a decade. Explaining Sufism as a lifelong practice to become a “perfect mirror in which God contemplates Himself,” he draws on and critiques contemporary interpretations by G. I Gurdjieff, J. G. Bennett, and Idries Shah, as well as on Frithjof Schuon, Martin Lings, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr. He also contributes personal research conducted with one of the last living representatives of the way of blame in Turkey today, Mehmet Selim Ozic.
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Barrett, D. & J. Behbehani. “Posttraumatic Nightmares in Kuwait Following the Iraqi Invasion.” Chapter in S. Krippner, ed., Psychological Effects of War on Civilian Populations. Baywood, 2003.
Bogzaran, F. & D. Deslauriers. Integral Dreaming: A Holistic Approach to Dreams. State University of New York Press, 2012.
Bogzaran, F., P. DeCarvalho, and S. Krippner. Extraordinary Dreams and How to Work with Them. State University of New York Press, 2002.
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Feinstein, D. & S. Krippner. The Mythic Path: Discovering the Guiding Stories of Your Past-Creating a Vision for Your Future. Energy Psychology Press, 2007.
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Hyde, L. Trickster Makes This World: Mischief, Myth and Art. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
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