Without it, our world would be mechanistic – stripped of depth, colour and value. A veritable tour de force, gradually and skilfully revealed. Bynum, tls “A profound examination. Philip pullman “persuasively argues that our society is suffering from the consequences of an over-dominant left hemisphere losing touch with its natural regulative ‘master’ the right.
The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World #ad - I couldn’t put it down. Mary midgley, The Guardian. A new edition of the bestselling classic – published with a special introduction to mark its 10th anniversary This pioneering account sets out to understand the structure of the human brain – the place where mind meets matter. Until recently, the left hemisphere of our brain has been seen as the ‘rational’ side, the superior partner to the right.
Brilliant and disturbing. Salley vickers, lively, a guardian Best Book of the Year “Clear, penetrating, thorough and fascinating.
Ways of AttendingRoutledge #ad - Forget everything you thought you knew about the difference between the hemispheres, because it will be largely wrong. And nowadays in the west we generally attend in a rather unusual way: governed by the narrowly focussed, target-driven left hemisphere of the brain. How you attend to something – or don’t attend to it – matters a very great deal.
And the prime difference between the brain hemispheres is the manner in which they attend. For reasons of survival we need one hemisphere in humans and many animals, while the other, the left to pay narrow attention to detail, to grab hold of things we need, the right, keeps an eye out for everything else.
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It is not what each hemisphere does – they are both involved in everything – but how it does it, that matters. The result is that one hemisphere is good at utilising the world, the other better at understanding it. How we attend makes all the difference to the world we experience. This book helps you to see what it is you may have been trained by our very unusual culture not to see.
Right Brain Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal NeurobiologyW. W. Norton & Company #ad - Right Brain Psychotherapy Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology #ad - Essential reading for those trying to understand one-person psychology as well as two-person psychology relationships, whether clinical or otherwise. This book offers evidence that emotional interactions reflect right-brain-to-right-brain affective communication. An exploration into the adaptive functions of the emotional right brain, which describes not only affect and affect regulation within minds and brains, but also the communication and interactive regulation of affects between minds and brains.
The latest groundbreaking, interdisciplinary work from one of our most eloquent and significant writers about emotion and the brain. 12 black and white illustrations.
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With many detours and dead ends, we now seem to be slowly moving into a watershed. It has become clear that the dominant, has run out of steam, reductionist view, left-brain, once so liberating and exciting, and the promise of that much-sought-after “paradigm change” seems possible. The history of our esoteric tradition roughly forms three parts: Part One: After looking back at the earliest roots of the esoteric tradition in ancient Egypt and Greece, the historical narrative opens in Alexandria in the first centuries of the Christian era.
The Secret Teachers of the Western World #ad - A schwaller de Lubicz, and many others. This "other" stream forms the subject of Gary Lachman’s epic history and analysis, The Secret Teachers of the Western World. Part two begins with the fall of Hermeticism in the late Renaissance and the beginning of “the esoteric counterculture. In 1614, the same year that the hermetic teachings fell from grace, a strange document appeared in Kassel, Germany announcing the existence of a mysterious fraternity: the Rosicrucians.
Jung, perhaps the most important figure in the development of modern spirituality.
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Tarcher. By following the author's sophisticated and engaging perspective on the art of cartooning, aspiring cartoonists of all ages will hone their craft, create their personal style, and discover their own visual language. In this book, tools, noted cartoonist and illustrator Ivan Brunetti presents fifteen distinct lessons on the art of cartooning, techniques, guiding his readers through wittily written passages on cartooning terminology, and theory.
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Research Methods in PsychologySAGE Publications Ltd #ad - Thoroughly revised and updated, and edited by leading names in both quantitative and qualitative psychological research methods, this is the perfect textbook for both introductory and intermediate level undergraduate students. Tarcher. A new edition of one the leading psychological methods textbook brands.
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Echo's Subtle Body: Contributions to an Archetypal PsychologySpring Publications #ad - Sage publications CA. One of the best available introductions to the fresh ideas now enlivening the practice of Jungian analysis. The style poetically concrete, defense, dream, dream interpretation, each paper revisions an important analytic construct—reductions, telos or goal, reflection, the insights bolstered by clinical example, and mythical references, shadow—so that it more adequately and sensitively echoes the poetic basis of the mind.
Of special interest to psychotherapists and to all concerned with myth, dream, and feminine studies. This newly revised third edition includes a text written in honor of James Hillman: “Rules of Thumb Toward an Archetypal Psychology Practice. Tarcher. Collected here are all of patricia berry’s writings between 1972 and 1982, which together develop a style of psychotherapy that is based on the primacy of the image in psychical life.
Echo's Subtle Body: Contributions to an Archetypal Psychology #ad - The book contains the often referred to but out-of-print essays “An Approach to the Dream” and “What’s the Matter with Mother?” as well as newer papers.
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No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology Is Catching Up to BuddhismHierophant Publishing #ad - Tarcher. But according to niebauer, we are just beginning to understand the link between Eastern philosophy and the latest findings in psychology and neuroscience and what these assimilated ideas mean for the human experience. Sage publications CA. In this groundbreaking book, niebauer writes that the latest research in neuropsychology is now confirming a fundamental tenet of Buddhism, what is called Anatta, or the doctrine of “no self.
Niebauer writes that our sense of self, or what we commonly refer to as the ego, is an illusion created entirely by the left side of the brain. While in grad school in the early 1990s, chris niebauer began to notice striking parallels between the latest discoveries in psychology, and the teachings of Buddhism, neuroscience, Taoism, and other schools of Eastern thought.
No Self, No Problem: How Neuropsychology Is Catching Up to Buddhism #ad - Niebauer is quick to point out that this doesn't mean that the self doesn't exist but rather that it does so in the same way that a mirage in the middle of the desert exists, as a thought rather than a thing. His conclusions have significant ramifications for much of modern psychological modalities, which he says are spending much of their time trying to fix something that isn’t there.
. When he presented his findings to a professor, his ideas were quickly dismissed as “pure coincidence, nothing more. Fast-forward 20 years later and niebauer is a PhD and a tenured professor, and the Buddhist-neuroscience connection he found as a student is practically its own genre in the bookstore. What makes this book unique is that niebauer offers a series of exercises to allow the reader to experience this truth for him- or herself, as well as additional tools and practices to use after reading the book, all of which are designed to change the way we experience the world―a way that is based on being rather than thinking.
The Heart of Trauma: Healing the Embodied Brain in the Context of Relationships Norton Series on Interpersonal NeurobiologyW. W. Norton & Company #ad - She makes the case that we are built to seek out, and sustain warm relationships, enter, all this connection will allow us to support the emergence of a humane world. In this book, bonnie badenoch, a gifted translator of neuroscientific concepts into human terms, offers readers brain- and body-based insights into how we can form deep relational encounters with our clients and our selves and how relational neuroscience can teach us about the astonishing ways we are interwoven with one another.
She presents a strong, scientifically grounded case for doing the work of opening to hemispheric balance and relational deepening. Tarcher. Badenoch then delves even deeper into the clinical implications of moving through the world. This loss of leisurely, sustained, face-to-face connection is making true presence a rare experience for many of us, and is neurally ingraining fast pace and split attention as the norm.
The Heart of Trauma: Healing the Embodied Brain in the Context of Relationships Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology #ad - Yet despite all of this, the ability to offer the safe sanctuary of presence is central to effective clinical treatment of trauma and indeed to all of therapeutic practice. How we walk about in our daily lives will touch everyone, often below the level of conscious awareness. The first part of the heart of trauma provides readers with an extended understanding of the ways in which our physical bodies are implicated in our conscious and non-conscious experience.
It is our challenge to remain present within our culture, Badenoch argues, no matter how difficult this might be. Sage publications CA.