Psychospirituality: Spiritual Growth and Healing
Psychospirituality is concerned with the psychological aspects of
spiritual matters, or spiritual aspects of psychology, which ever you
In our culture, mention of the words spirit, spiritual, spirituality,
and so forth, usually create a stampede for the door or exit. Images of
space cadets, la-la land, people who are not grounded, etc. come to
mind. We roll our eyes. If you are reading this page, we assume you
have not done that--i.e. headed for the door or, in this case, clicked on another
We will also be covering some of the psychobiological aspects of
spirituality. More properly this page should be labeled
"psychobio-spirituality" or "biopsycho-spirituality", instead of "psychospirituality".
But that is a mouthful and awkward, so we will just stick to the buzz
word, psychospirituality and its deverivatives.
This page is your doorway (a.k.a. links) to the following topics and
pages for psychospirituality:
A different view of Reality (extrapolations from
We exist and operate in a four dimensional space-time reality. String
Theory of Quantum Physics indicates that there may be as many as ten
Alternative States of Consciousness
There are four modes of consciousness: normal, everyday waking
consciousness; deep sleep (non-dreaming); dream sleep; and integrative.
Healing Rituals and the Origin of Religion
Healing rituals are ancient, probably involved trance states of
consciousness, and may have been the origin of religion...
Trance and Hypnotizability
Not only are these natural, they can be powerfully healing. Even some
animals appear to be hypnotizable. People have varying degrees of
Sometimes called "ecstatic", these experiences can be life changing...
Shamanism--ancient healers and seers. Most of us have some of these
abilities. Learn what a shaman and shamanism are...
Neurological studies and thought on meditators, God, and ecstatic
experiences, and what is going on in the brain...
Daily Spiritual Practice
A spiritual practice requires discipline. Do you have a daily spiritual
practice? Here are some suggestions on how to incorporate one into your
life and day--and why you should...
From Zen and Buddhist meditation to Christian centering prayer, these
are ancient ways for personal and spiritual growth, stress reducing,
and healthy. Meditation is good to have as part of your daily practice.
A way of deepening your own spiritual and personal growth. Vision
Quests were used as ancient rites of passage and during one life to get
a clearer vision of one's direction and meaning...
From intense meditative retreats, to milder weekend or longer retreats,
spiritual retreats can be invigorating and rejuvenating. Recommend for
any spiritual seeker on a regular basis...
These are rebirth and cleansing experiences and rituals created by
indigenous peoples. Learn about Native American and Aztec sweat
What does research on the power of prayer tell us? Does it work?...
Important related links:
Vision Quests: New Mexico
and Why Vision Quest?
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