During the 90's I took a break from
music and whatever side things I was into to try to balance out my life and make
some major changes in it. During that time I went back to school and got a
Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology. I did some very cool research and worked with some of
the leaders in the field for about 10 years before moving on. These days I have
the luxury of spending most of my time as a professional musician once
again though I
still teach the occasional grad course in
personality theory and maintain a small private practice. Below you'll find
some of my research, ideas and projects.
Changes In Cognitive Structure Associated With Experiences Of Spiritual
Transformation: This is my pioneering research study and Ph.D. dissertation exploring the
ways in which thought, feeling, behavior and expectation change in
association with experiences of spiritual transformation. The
transformative experiences of twenty five individuals from various locations
around the U.S. and abroad are considered in depth.
101: A complete course, Reality
101 explores the nature of reality. A single a complex dynamic process
is identified underlying all experience using physics, chaos theory, philosophy,
psychology and a variety
of the world's great spiritual traditions. This single process
co-defines both reality and consciousness. References and focus questions
appear at the end of each chapter. You may purchase the book from
Model Of Existence: This overview outlines and diagrams the Reality
101 model. In a suprauniversal void, a volitional energetic field/state
emerges. Within this active field/state, reality self-organizes
holarchy of increasingly complex thresholds of interrelationship ultimately producing individual consciousness.
The latter too, operationally speaking, may be considered a volitional energetic field/state within which
a holarchy of increasingly complex interrelationships self-organizes. Because reality and individual consciousness
represent self-similar aspects of a self-directed process at different orders of
they suggest that they form a complex dynamical system with both holarchic and fractal qualities. In this light,
developmental emerges as an increasing awareness of the fractal, ultimately relating all aspects of existence directly to a common process
and source thereby enabling the experience of both. It is literally a fractal awakening.
The Journal of
psychospiritual transformation: Here are the four issues of the
professional journal I published and contributed to in the early days of the
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