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SHAMANISM AND THE PSYCHOLOGY OF TRANSPERSONALITY

 



Energy psychology is a branch of bioenergetics and transpersonal psychology that is rapidly growing.

This specialty is described by the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology as "the expansion of psychological research into consciousness studies, spiritual investigation, body-mind relationships, and transformation." It is concerned with the scope and depth of one's perception and action. It is the fourth major influence in psychology, alongside behaviorism, psychoanalysis, and humanism. B. F. Skinner, Sigmund Freud, and Abraham Maslow are frequently associated with the first three. Maslow, on the other hand, would later grow unhappy with a purely humanistic approach. The fourth force was ushered in by a consortium of psychologists headed by Maslow, Anthony Sutich, and Charles T. Tart, who published The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology in.

Transpersonal psychology incorporates traditional psychologies such as Zen Buddhism, Taoism, some Christian denominations, and the Toltec Way. - of these programs also includes meditation, spiritual development, and methods for actively evolving beyond the mortal plane. When you combine the contributions of nineteenth-century theosophists C. W. Leadbeater and Madame Helena Blavatsky with more recent publications by Barbara Brennan, Valerie V. Hunt, and Fritjof Capra, the literature on the energy body, including psychological applications, continues to expand.

To date, theology and metaphysics have been tasked with investigating and interpreting phenomena such as the paranormal experience, in which a person's mind extends well beyond natural boundaries and a deep oneness with all life is personally felt. 

The emergence of a modern division of psychology allows for the secularization of this field of research, which is now offering common cross-cultural viewpoints to help define it further.

Furthermore, there is a strong effort underway to create a science of consciousness. There are many excellent books in this area, which employs robust analytical expertise to investigate what has previously been considered the province of what others refer to as the soft sciences. MIT Press has released a series titled Toward a Science of Consciousness, which has produced some of the most important work. This series arose from University of Arizona-sponsored conversations and debates that bring together experts from fields such as brain science, physiology, psychology, and physics. The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness, published by Cambridge University Press, revealed the interest and breadth of this study.

Transpersonal psychology is notable from a broad viewpoint because it gives meaning to interactions that go beyond the currently established standards of everyday human consciousness, even those of social consensus truth. 

In other words, it acts like a mirror from which we can observe the whole human world and, as a result, see how things are turning up from a very different perspective. It also represents optimistic psychology, which Maslow has dubbed "the psychology of the future" because it deals with individuals who are stable and completely functional. Positive psychology investigates the brighter side of human nature, such as optimism, pleasure, and recovery, in comparison to abnormal psychology, which has gained the majority of attention.

Although transpersonal psychology adds academic and analytical rigors to consciousness research, the majority of it currently offers conceptual insights that help pave the way for new navigational maps. This could change in the future. These graphs, for example, produce psychotherapy models and a psychological wellbeing orientation. 

Combining bioenergetic viewpoints with a branch of psychology that studies consciousness could lead to the development of a sophisticated model of pathological states and their treatment. As a result of this work, the whole world of healing will transform, if not erupt, into new directions.



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