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BEDAZZLEMENT OF AWAKENING

BEDAZZLEMENT OF AWAKENING

Written by Gary Nixon, PhD    Revised editorial: The bedazzlement of awakening after many years of seeking, by Gary Nixon, PhD. I thought rather than writing in an academic way, I would share something of my own path, to illustrate the paradoxical path of awakening which points to the name of this journal Paradoxica. Awakening for this body-mind  […]

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SURRENDERING AT THE END OF THE LINE: Embracing absolute hopelessness and total failurehood in nondual psychotherapy

SURRENDERING AT THE END OF THE LINE: Embracing absolute hopelessness and total failurehood in nondual psychotherapy

Written by Gary Nixon, Ph.D. This article reviews how the nondual seeker comes to the point in the journey in which he or she realizes that the end of seeking is called for but instead begins to seek the end of seeking. As the experience of desperately coming to the end of the line intensifies […]

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SURRENDER ALL TO CONSCIOUSNESS TO REVEAL THE SELF

SURRENDER ALL TO CONSCIOUSNESS TO REVEAL THE SELF

Written by Will Joel Friedman, Ph.D.    This paper is a chapter adapted from a completed, yet-to-be-published book with a working title: Awakening To Sanity: Being Sane In An Insane World—A Traveler’s Guide. The paradoxical truths of surrender and awakening are explored through seven key themes that each point to specific aspects of one’s being […]

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ECLIPSED BY FEAR: Transforming trauma into sudden awakening

ECLIPSED BY FEAR: Transforming trauma into sudden awakening

Written by Brian Theriault MEd. CCC    This article explores the possibility of transforming trauma into sudden awakening. Within human consciousness exists an undisturbed stateless state of unconditional awareness. This unconditioned state can provide a profound transformation of traumatic pain. A descriptive account of the author’s own transformative experience is given followed by a discussion […]

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PARABLES OF A RECOVERING SELF: Exploring the historical self through a depth psychology of nonduality

PARABLES OF A RECOVERING SELF: Exploring the historical self through a depth psychology of nonduality

Written by Dr. Trent Leighton    Collaborations between depth psychology and the nondual traditions found primarily in spiritual traditions such as Yoga, Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism, have been largely relegated to cautious speculation. This paper contends that these apparently disparate traditions are in fact complementary and symbiotic and that both disciplines might benefit through this […]

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SPIRITUALITY, MINDFULNESS, PSYCHOTHERAPY AND SCIENCE: Linking East and West

SPIRITUALITY, MINDFULNESS, PSYCHOTHERAPY AND SCIENCE: Linking East and West

Written by Dr. Michael DelMonte There are varying approaches to, and levels of, understanding. The (Western) scientific approach is the most objective. It tends towards the concrete and is concerned, in the main, with the material world, e.g. as in physical medicine. At a more abstract level we have the rather more subjective understandings underpinned […]

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THE INNER TEACHER AND THE NUMINOUS/NONDUAL EXPERIENCE

THE INNER TEACHER AND THE NUMINOUS/NONDUAL EXPERIENCE

Written by Shirley Klippel, Ph.D. This article is about the process of having a numinous experience. Based on the author’s dissertation, complex issues as to the role of sensuousness; the role of gender; and why Eastern-oriented compared to Western-oriented experiences are so different are discussed. While Eastern experiencers report an oneness experience, Westerners report a […]

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