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    Hypnosis Reconsidered, Resituated, and Redefined
    Journal of Scientific Exploration 26 (2). 2012.
    The two-hundred-year history of hypnosis and its predecessor, animal magnetism, is replete with stories of unusual phenomena. Perhaps surprisingly, a close reading of that history reveals that investigators and students of hypnosis have been unable to achieve an agreed-upon definition of their subject matter. Because of this failure to describe the essential nature of hypnosis, they resorted to lists of hypnotic phenomena as a means for confirming the presence of a hypnotic state in clinical and…Read more
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    Trance Zero: Breaking the Spell of Conformity
    Somerville House Books. 1997.
    Trance is a state of narrowed awareness, and culture by definition is the chrystallization of a specific mode of seeing the world. Cultural trance is the group-mind of a people and is so pervasive that it is virtually invisible to those living within it. Trances are at the root of what is the very best and very worst in human beings. We go in and out of trances all our lives: inour minds, in our relationships, our families, and in the community and culture at large. While we cannot extract ou…Read more
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    Adam Crabtree's pioneering work redefines the meaning of "mental health" as it reveals that these two disorders may be much more common than previously believed. Rather than being seen as a bizarre anomaly, multiple personality, in particular, may simple be an unusual yet common form of multiple consciousness we all experience. Multiple Man strives for a more complete understanding of human nature in all its eccentricities in order to illuminate important truths about the tremendous potential …Read more
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    As individuals bring their raw potentials into existence, the human race evolves. Trance states are the means through which these transformations take place. Trances are concentrated states of engagement with the world. They occur frequently in the ordinary course of living. Hypnosis is merely one variety of trance, but its study has led to a profound understanding of trance states in general. The idea that trance constitutes the technology for human advance has developed for Dr. Crabtree over…Read more
  • The discovery of magnetic sleep--and artificially induced trance-like state--in 1784 marked the beginning of the modern era psychodynamic psychology and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Magnetic sleep revealed a realm of mental activity that was not available to the conscious mind but could affect conscious thought and action. This book tells the story of the discovery of magnetic sleep and its relationship to psychotherapy.
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    The widespread turmoil in the human community today is a symptom of the dominance of unchecked desire, or Greed. This book distinguishes two ancient concept of love (the Greed ideas of agape and Eros) and explores ow agape, the driver of evolution, when put into play through the harmonious action of eros, displays the true essence of love--Evolutionary Love--that alone is the antidote to the ravages of Greed. This approach makes us of ideas from Charles Sanders Peirce's "Evolutionary Love" and…Read more
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    Beyond Physicalism: Toward Reconciliation of Science and Spirituality
    with Edward F. Kelly and Paul Marshall
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2015.
    In Beyond Physicalism, an interdisciplinary group of physical scientists, behavioral and social scientists, and humanists from the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory and Research argue that physicalism must be replaced by an expanded scientific naturalism that accommodates something spiritual at the heart of nature.
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    Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century
    with Edward F. Kelly, Emily Williams Kelly, Alan Gauld, and Michael Grosso
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2006.
    Practically every contemporary mainstream scientist presumes that all aspects of mind are generated by brain activity. We demonstrate the inadequacy of this picture by assembling evidence for a variety of empirical phenomena which it cannot explain. We further show that an alternative picture developed by F. W. H. Myers and William James successfully accommodates these phenomena, ratifies the common sense view of ourselves as causally effective conscious agents, and is fully compatible with cont…Read more