VCU RELS 108 - Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology in Human Spirituality (2 pages)

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An overview of the concept of consciousness and transpersonal psychology with regards to human spirituality.


Lecture number:
18
Pages:
2
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Course:
Rels 108 - Human Spirituality
Edition:
1

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RELS 108 1nd Edition Lecture 18 Outline of Last Lecture II Spirituality and Science in the Modern World III Modern Forms of Spirituality Outline of Current Lecture IV On the Nature of Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology Current Lecture On the Nature of Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology What is consciousness The quality or state of being aware of an external object or something within oneself Central issue with consciousness studies is The Mind Body Problem o Descartes answer to the Mind Body Problem is Cartesian Dualism Consciousness resides in an immaterial realm which he calls res cogitans Descartes contrasts this with res extensa realm of matter extension 2 Views Concerning Consciousness o Substance Dualism o Monism There are not 2 realities extension thought but one fundamental reality One reality within the realm of being in which consciousness and matter are both concerned What is real is distinguished from that which is not Awareness Consciousness is the fundamental ground for all things 2 Spiritual Approaches to Consciousness o Richard Maurice Bucke Cosmic Consciousness 3 types of consciousness 1 Simple Consciousness awareness of one s own body possessed by animals being aware of body physical surroundings life events etc 2 Self Consciousness awareness of awareness or the consciousness of consciousness the awareness of being aware possessed only by humans These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute o o o o o o o o o o 1 2 3 Cosmic Consciousness only been known to be possessed by several individuals throughout human course of history awareness of the life and order of the universe possessed only by the enlightened few think of the founders of religion Transpersonal Psychology Video Charles T Tart Part 6 Transpersonal Psychology Experiences and ideal beyond our personal biological self only branch of western psych that takes our



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