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Dark Night, Early Dawn: Steps to a Deep Ecology of Mind (SUNY Series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology)

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A unique contribution to transpersonal psychology. It is a product of creative imagination inspired by inner journeys to the farthest frontiers of the psyche and yet a work forged by a rigorous intellect and impeccable scholarships. A fine example of a courageous pioneering venture into rarely traveled territories of the human psyche, it will remain a classic in the transp ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published May 26th 2000 by State University of New York Press (first published 2000)
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Kenneth Edwin
Feb 03, 2014 Kenneth Edwin rated it it was amazing
Christopher Bache has provided in this book a fascinating and for me convincing explanation of the complex area of collective karma in human history and consciousness evolution. In many areas of human endeavor where we would expect something different - such as between religions each of which presents itself as offering a way to a higher connection with the divine and a better human society - we see again and again not only conflict and aggression but war and blinding hatred. A university profes ...more
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A profoundly important contribution to transpersonal theory, drawing on broad scholarship, three decades of Vajrayana practice and systematic psychedelic therapy, and disarming humility and open-minded inquiry. Poses huge implications for the relationship of the individual psyche to the collective, karma and reincarnation, and the nature of and potential deep approaches to our planetary crisis. Truly awesome!!!
Jan Höglund
Jan 07, 2016 Jan Höglund rated it it was amazing
Christopher Bache explores the “deep ecology of mind as it reveals itself in nonordinary states” in in this book (p.16). Bache’s contention is that “we need to expand our frame of reference beyond the individual human being and look to the living systems the individual is part of” (p.16). He believes that “one of the greatest challenges facing psychology and philosophy today is to grasp the full implications of our interconnectedness” (p.115). He thinks that “the fundamental polarity of our natu ...more
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