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WISDOM AFFAIRS: TOWARDS A CARTOGRAPHY OF ENLIGHTENMENT, ENLOVEMENT AND JOYISM FOR WISDOM LOVERS By Thomas Daffern
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WISDOM AFFAIRS: TOWARDS A CARTOGRAPHY OF ENLIGHTENMENT, ENLOVEMENT AND JOYISM FOR WISDOM LOVERS is an exploration of the powers and dynamics of human relationships, as a vehicle for the advancement... More > of wisdom, learning and enlightenment on planet earth. It is a manifesto for the liberation of mankind from false desires and towards the realisation of authentic nirvana and enlightenment within the context of human relational existence. All serious spiritual seekers and those who are not wishing to leave behind the path of personal relationships and love are invited to study its arguments and philosophy in depth, and to apply its teachings. For further details see www.educationaid.net< Less
CLIO ENCOUNTERS THANATOS: ON THE HISTORY OF RESEARCH INTO PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, VIOLENCE AND AGGRESSION IN HUMAN BEHAVIOUR, WAR PSYCHOLOGY AND CONFLICT RESEARCH 1945-2001 By Thomas Daffern
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This study is an attempt at an intellectual history of research into the most difficult and dark places of the human psyche, exploring how people can become mass killers, capable of acts of genocide,... More > or torture. It surveys work in the various schools of psychology and psychoanalysis which have tried to make sense of the pathological dimensions of human nature, and gives a succinct account of the ideas and works of some of the leading theorists of the nature of the human psyche of the 20th century, including Lifton, Freud, Klein, Horney, De Mause, Isaacs, Frankl, Reich, Miller, Arendt, Thompson, Kristeva, Lacan, Keppe, Bion, Bowlby, Erikson, Loye. The work's aim is not to choose which theory is the most useful or helpful, but rather to give an overall summary of each attempt to make sense of human nature, and to do so from a position of epistemological and transpersonal neutrality.< Less
THE PHILOSOPHICAL INTERPRETATION OF HISTORY By Thomas Daffern
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In this work the author examines each of the major philosophical schools East and West and compares and contrasts their views of ultimate historical reality. He searches for the notion of a... More > Underlying Common Wisdom (UCW) and finds this in the idea of a transpersonal historiography, which he proposes as a methodology of historical work which can reconcile and harmonise the best of Eastern and Western philosophies of history.< Less
TOWARDS A HISTORY OF THE INTERRELATIONS OF MARXISM AND ESOTERICISM By Thomas Daffern
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The book takes a detailed look at the rise of freemasonry in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and examines the strange ambivalence of Marx and Engels' attitude to freemasonry and related secret... More > societies such as the carbonari. The work argues that the secret organisation of communist cells in fact owed a great deal to the earlier conspiratorial milieu of freemasonry and also finds considerable overlaps in their ideological orientations. The work attempts to chart a course which is neither anti-masonry nor pro-masonry, nor anti-Marxism nor pro-Marxism, and instead it is an early essay in transpersonal history, which seeks to uncover the deeper patterns behind history from both a spiritual and scientific perspective alike. The author is Director of the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy.< Less
TRANSPERSONAL HISTORY AND PEACE HISTORIOGRAPHY – EXPLORING THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY: TOWARDS A DEFINITION OF THE FIELD By Thomas Daffern
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This book is an initial attempt at an outline of the ways that transpersonal peace history can hopefully cross-fertilise with other fields of historical research and academic thought. Transpersonal... More > history could be defined as the scientific and holistic study of the total contents of the set of all historical events, perceived and unperceived, which have ever occurred in the past history of humanity, including those subtle phenomena which are usually ignored in the historical record, including feelings, emotions, thoughts, motivations, ideas, insights, illuminations, enlightenments, spiritual breakthroughs, feelings of well being, feelings of love, altruism, peak experiences, parapsychological experiences, synchronicities, so called miraculous phenomena, healings, near death experiences, dreams, memories, feelings of happiness and wholeness and inner peace etc.< Less
Towards a Transpersonal History of the Search for Peace 1945-2001 By Thomas Daffern
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This thesis contributes to the intellectual history of the period from 1945-2001 in the specific regard of the search for peace, among selected groups of intellectuals, academics and thinkers, during... More > the cold war epoch. It concerns itself both with the quest for peace in relation to that complex, global, bipolar conflict, and also more generally. It examines this search in 4 specific fields of knowledge, namely historiography, philosophy, religious studies and theology, and psychology. The thesis also highlights a methodological lacuna that emerged during the course of the research. It was felt that a new meta-historical discipline, transpersonal history, might assist the work of trying to make sense of our epoch and, particularly, provide a useful historical special sub-discipline, which might hopefully help shed light on the causes of religious and inter-cultural conflicts, and their possible resolutions, in the post 9/11 world.< Less
BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPAEDIA A – Z OF TRANSPERSONAL THEORISTS, HISTORIANS, PSYCHOLOGISTS AND PHILOSOPHERS 1945-2001 By Thomas Daffern
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This epochal study is the first attempt to create a biographical dictionary of the lives and works of selected transpersonal thinkers in the 20th century. Ranging widely across disciplines, the work... More > includes philosophers, historians, psychologists, educators, artists, psychohistorians, religious experts, theologians, Christians, Sufis, Kabbalists, Buddhists, Hindus, humanists, mystics all of whom have shown an interest in trying to understand the spiritual or transpersonal side of human nature. Many of the leading Jungian thinkers of modern times are listed here. The work seeks to provide reference material for the development of a new sub-field of history, proposed by the author, namely "transpersonal history."< Less
HOLISTIC PEACE AND THE CREATIVE FORCE OF LOVE IN THE WORK OF MEDIAEVAL ANDALUSIAN SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS By Thomas Daffern
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This work can be considered a pioneering essay by the author in the field of transpersonal history. The attempt was made to compare and contrast three deep esoteric systems, Kabbalah, Sufism, and... More > Christian mysticism in the tradition of Ramon Lull, and to examine something of their historical origins in the context of the Andalusian miracle of the convivencia of cultures which took place in Mediaeval Spain. This was the crucial place where the Mediaeval University was born (through Abelard, who got his Aristotle from Spain); this was where Adelard of Bath had been to learn advanced Arabic mathematic techniques. In a sense, the whole of the modern world is a child of Andalusia…< Less
DRUIDRY AND TRANSPERSONAL HISTORY By Thomas Daffern
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The aim of this Mt Haemus research is to examine Druid histpry in the light of developments in 20th century transpersonal psychology, including Jung, Maslow, Wilber and Grof and to assess their... More > potential for contributing to the development of transpersonal history, which in turn can be used to re-examine Druid history. The paper builds on from the author’s doctoral thesis, which argued for the need for a new genre of historiography (like feminist history, or economic history) namely transpersonal history, arguing that we need an objective, scientific way of doing historical research, that can take cognizance of the subjective and spiritual dimensions of people’s lives, and the immense implications such inner experiences can have for outer events and circumstances.< Less
MUSINGS: VOLUME 1 By Thomas Daffern
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AN AUTOBIOSOPHY OF HALF OF LIFE DEDICATED TO POETRY, PHILOSOPHY, EDUCATION, PEACE AND SPIRIT