Track: Psychedelics – Science, Spirituality and Therapeutic Potential
After the non-ordinary comes the ordinary: how to integrate with an integral perspective?
In non-ordinary states we can experience a transitory libration form our ego-fixations and thus a higher and purer existence with opening of the senses, the mind and the heart. We might feel more real, more true and more connected to both the gross visible, and the subtle invisible dimensons of the world. When we come back after our experience (or journey) we often have to face our ego and lower self coming back online. It is useful to accept this and have a guidance how to integrate the higher and the egoic gross self. Usually people don’t become saints permanently after these experiences. We have to work on ourselves in the ordinary state of mind too. The developmental, e.g. integral perspective offers us a detailed understanding of which layers of the self are at play both during our experience and after when we have returned. It also helps us to accept and integrate the mundane and supramundane dimensions of ourselves, to become full human beings at peace with ourselves.
Bence Ganti, M.A. (psychology), clinical psychologist is the founder of the transpersonally based Integral Flow Experience group process. His main interest is to provide and altered-state environment that works with the relationships and the Field and integrate higher states and stages into our ordinary life. He is also the founder and director of one of Europe’s most successful long-term integral psychology training communities, the Integral Academy in Budapest, Hungary. It is a 3-year 620 hour training program that offers personal transformation and a training in integral counseling. Bence also co-founded and leads one of the world’s largest integral conferences the Integral European Conference series (IEC 2014, 2016 and 2018). He lives half time in Budapest, half time in San Francisco. He is a presenter, a workshop facilitator and a panelist in major conferences in the EU and the US.