02/10/2017

Spiritual Emergency: The Awakening of Kundalini | Stanislav Grof MD. PhD.

The Awakening of Kundalini The manifestations of this form of psychospiritual crisis resemble the descriptions of the awakening of Kundalini, or the Serpent Power, found in ancient Indian literature (Woodroff 1974, Mookerjee and Khanna 1977, Mookerjee 1982). According to the yogis, Kundalini is the generative cosmic energy, feminine in nature, which is responsible for the…

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02/10/2017

Spiritual Emergency: Overview | Stanislav Grof MD. PhD.

Due to length, this piece has been broken into a number of separate articles. This article was originally published in its entirety on Reality Sandwich under the title: Spiritual Emergencies: Understanding and Treatment of Psychospiritual Crises One of the most important implications of the research of holotropic states is the realization that many of the conditions,…

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27/09/2017

Shamanic Crisis, aka ‘Shaman Sickness’ | Dr. David Lukoff

Shamanic Crisis, aka ‘Shaman Sickness’ | Dr. David Lukoff

Dr David Lukoff has experienced his own challenges with involuntary non-ordinary states and has since developed the Spiritual Competency Resource Centre. Below is an excerpt from his tdetailed perspective on spiritual crisis as shamanic initiation. Shamanism is humanity’s oldest religion and healing art, dating back to the Paleolithic era. Originally, the word shaman referred specifically to…

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27/09/2017

The MDMA Assisted PTSD Therapy Manual | MAPS

The MDMA Assisted PTSD Therapy Manual | MAPS

The MDMA Assisted PTSD Therapy Manual is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the foundational principles of caring for someone during a non-ordinary state of any kind, especially in relation to trauma healing. The same principles can applied to a lesser or greater extend for trauma healing practices using voluntary non-ordinary states from breathwork…

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27/09/2017

The Bridge Between Two Worlds | Odette Nightsky

The Bridge Between Two Worlds | Odette Nightsky

The following is a short excerpt from Odette Nightsky’s book The Bridge Between Two Worlds: The Shaman’s View of Schizophrenia and Acute Sensitivity. This excerpt has been re-published with consent from the author. Higher Guides Do: Respect your integrity and facilitate your own decision-making. Humbly acknowledge a force greater than them. Leave you feeling loved and inspired….

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