Track: Inner Ecology, Collective Psyche and Social Transformation
Do we really KNOW what we are talking about?
I shall argue that people who talk about the Causal and the Nondual very often have no real access to such states of consciousness. If this is the case, why should we listen to them? Having been meditating daily since 1982, I do have such access myself, and find such states very valuable and important. I shall talk about the work of Ken Wilber and others who have described such states, and underline the importance of the difference between brief access to them and real experience of such stages, which are permanent and reliable.
Dr. John Rowan has been working in the area of the transpersonal since 1982, and has been described by David Fontana as one of the 'founding fathers' of transpersonal psychology in the UK. His book The Transpersonal: Spirituality in psychotherapy and counselling (2nd edition) was published by Routledge in 2005. He has presented many workshops both here and abroad, and has been recognised as a Fellow by the British Psychological Society, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. He is on the editorial board of the BPS Transpersonal Psychology Review.