Spirituality lies at the heart of many clients' core values, and helps shape their perception of themselves and the world around them. In this book, two clinical psychologists provide a much-needed, research-based road map to help professionals appropriately address their clients’ spiritual or religious beliefs in treatment sessions.
Concepts that challenge the scientific dogma of the day are defined as Stubborn Taboos by Dean in this segment. The topics of homeopathy, cold fusion and UFO studies are all Stubborn Taboos. Acupuncture used to be a stubborn taboo but that status is fading. Dean also approaches his third category of taboos and reflects on the contradiction between the interest of the population with topics including psychic phenomenon and lack of University support of research in that area.
This discussion is part of the Conversations from the Edge 2006 series videotaped before a live audience in San Francisco.
In the first segment of this new video series, Dean Radin provides the definition of a taboo.
Author and ritual priestess Luisah Teish takes us on a journey through rituals and dreams to connect with capsules of energy that still exist from our thoughts, emotions and ancestors. We can create a different world if we recognize our energetic connection with everyone on this planet.
In this one-minute video, Dr. Schlitz explores the possibility that we are now going through the next scientific revolution, one every bit as profound as those created by Copernicus, Darwin, and Einstein.
On the Apollo Fourteen mission to the moon, Edgar Mitchell had a transformational experience. When he returned to Earth, he discovered that his experience was called “Samadhi” — A profound state of consciousness told of by mystics and saints, depicted by artists, and experienced by meditation practitioners for centuries. This video features Marilyn Schlitz, IONS President/CEO; Dean Radin, IONS Senior Scientist; and Cassandra Vieten, IONS Director of Research as they explore the role of Transformation in our lives and the influence it has on our culture.
It is 1925 and India’s struggle for independence is in disarray, impeded by factionalism among its leaders and rising incidents of unrest across the country. Meanwhile, having withdrawn himself from active politics, Mahatma Gandhi is in an ashram immersed in what he considers the most important undertaking of his life—the creation of a community that is wholly dedicated to the highest standards of self-discipline, tolerance, and austerity.