By Jenny Wade
An unique idea of the advance of realization that brings jointly study from neurology, new-paradigm stories, psychology, and mysticism.
"In this stunningly unique booklet, Dr. Wade provides a conception of improvement that starts ahead of delivery and ends after loss of life. She extends the bounds of improvement in a fashion that leads us to reconsider the character of realization and the relation of awareness to the mind. Dr. Wade attracts on quite a lot of assets from the fields of developmental psychology, mind examine, new-paradigm stories, and mysticism. She brings those resources jointly in a synthesis that may make a major contribution to realization stories and to transpersonal psychology." --Washburn, writer of The Ego and the Dynamic Ground and Transpersonal Psychology in Psychoanalytic Perspective
"The writer brings jointly a wide physique of numerous examine and attracts on quite a few disciplines--neurology, psychology, psychiatry--as good because the esoteric and non secular traditions. She develops a different synthesis in formulating her levels of improvement. Hers is without doubt one of the few actually life-span theories. even if facing advanced fabric, she writes basically and convincingly. it is a travel de strength development of a thrilling thought that are supposed to be mentioned and debated for years to come." -- L. Eugene Thomas, college of Connecticut, Storrs
Changes of Mind unites literature from the hot physics, mind examine, developmental psychology, and mysticism to provide the 1st finished conception of person human attention. Assuming a brand new paradigm fact, the writer opens and extends the sector of developmental psychology in ways in which constitution, destructure, after which restructure the subjective adventure of time, house, topic, and object.
Wade's idea matters the advance of realization according to se--not purely its derivatives, comparable to cognition, social improvement, and affect--and its neurological bases, anything no different developmental conception has taken under consideration. utilizing facts from quite a lot of empirical stories and neurological study, Wade exhibits that know-how significantly predates birth--probably even conception--and lasts after loss of life, assisting the concept the self exists outdoor the limits of linear time and a actual physique. This e-book represents a big breakthrough in mental concept and a groundbreaking method of human conception and being on the earth.
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Extra resources for Changes of Mind: A Holonomic Theory of the Evolution of Consciousness (SUNY Series in the Philosophy of Psychology)
SUNY series in the philosophy of psychology) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-7914-2849-4 (alk. ISBN 0-7914-2850-8 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Consciousness. 2. Developmental psychology. 3. Mind and body. 4. Psychology and philosophy. I. Title. II. Series. W2657 1996 153-dc2095-8932 CIP 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Page v Contents List of Figures vii List of Tables ix Acknowledgments x 1 A Holonomic Approach to Developmental Theory 1 2 Pre- and Perinatal Consciousness 23 3 Reactive Consciousness 59 4 Naive Consciousness 77 5 Egocentric Consciousness 97 6 Conformist Consciousness 117 7 Achievement Consciousness 131 8 Affiliative Consciousness 147 9 Authentic Consciousness 159 10 Transcendent Consciousness 175 11 Unity Consciousness 203 12 After-Death Consciousness 223 13 A Holonomic Theory of Consciousness 249 Notes 277 References 299 Index of Persons 321 Index of Subjects 329 Page vii List of Figures Figure 1 The Moebius Strip 10 Figure 2 Pre- and Perinatal Ego Development 38 Figure 3 Attachment of Transcendent Source to Fetal Consciousness 53 Figure 4 Bifurcation Model of Developmental Stages 134 Figure 5 Variant Transition Paths after Conformist Stage 158 Figure 6 Experiential and Cognitive Knowledge of Two Paradigms 189 Figure 7 Interaction of the Two Sources of Consciousness Prior to the Unity Stage 242 Figure 8 Interaction of the Two Sources of Consciousness for Enlightened People 252 Figure 9 The "Unfolding" of Consciousness in the Explicate Order 253 Figure 10 Periods of Access to the Transcendent Source of Consciousness 256 Figure 11 The Sequence of Noetic Evolution 257 Figure 12 Self-Other Orientation of Noetic Stages 259 Figure 13 Neurological Evolution of Noetic Stages 261 Figure 14 Relationship of Individual and Environmental Influence over Events 267 Figure 15 Comparison of Developmental Theories and their Assumptions 272 Page ix List of Tables Table 1 Evolution of Fetal Consciousness 40 Table 2 Pre- and Perinatal Transcendent Source of Consciousness 55 Table 3 Characteristics of Reactive Consciousness 74 Table 4 Characteristics of Naive Consciousness 95 Table 5 Characteristics of Egocentric Consciousness 110 Table 6 Characteristics of Conformist Consciousness 128 Table 7 Characteristics of Achievement Consciousness 143 Table 8 Characteristics of Affiliative Consciousness 155 Table 9 Characteristics of Authentic Consciousness 169 Table 10 Characteristics of Transcendent Consciousness 190 Table 11 Characteristics of Unity Consciousness 218 Table 12 Comparison of Pre-Birth and Post-Death Consciousness 240 Table 13 Core Assumptions for Each Stage and Transition Dilemma 263 Page x Acknowledgements I am grateful to the following publishers and/or authors for permission to reprint material from their works: From "Up the Existential Staircase: A Seminar on the Development, Nature, Meaning and Management of the Level of Existence, Emergent, Cyclical, Double-Helix Model of Adult Human Psychosocial Coping Systems" (Feb.
He describes the subjective experience of consciousness as a series of moments in which thought arises discretely but seems continuous, like the "appearance" of the successively enfolded ink drops. This rising and Page 16 falling away of thought occurs so rapidly as to give the illusion of stability and connection (continuity of self). Bohm's contention appears to be supported by the phenomenology of advanced meditation states; adepts report experiencing consciousness as discontinuous moments (Coleman, 1988).
There is speculation that these substances may even encode images representative of cellular body function throughout the physical organism. Nonlocal theories may account for somatic memories of early trauma before the central nervous system has been completely developed, and for detailed information regarding the state of the organism. Finally, some eminent medical researchersincluding Penfield toward the end of his career (1975) and Sir John Eccles (1989)in- Page 26 cline to a model unfettered by material limitations, an idea suggested by Nobel laureate Sir Charles Sherrington in the 1930s but whose origins go back to Platonic thought.