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Dr. James Martin Peebles – A hundred years of theory meeting practice?

Dr. James Martin Peebles (1822-1922) was an American medical doctor, spiritualist, author and Universalist minister who later became a Theosophist. He believed he received inspiration and guidance from a “band of angels,” as he put it. Some of these alleged … Continue reading


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Jane Roberts and Seth – A look into the future?

Jane Roberts (1929 – 1984) was a trance channeler who wrote the Seth Books well before the idea of channelling became commonplace in New Age circles. Roberts also wrote several works of fantasy and science fiction. Roberts allegedly went into a … Continue reading


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Reversal – Beyond the clever machine

In psychoanalytic theory, reversal is a Freudian defense mechanism. A broader idea than turning against the self, reversal takes place when the ego converts an instinctual impulse into behavior appearing as its opposite. The miser becomes a philanthropist, the pervert … Continue reading


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Psyche – More than a bundle of chemicals

Psyche (Greek: soul or spirit) is the personification of the soul in Graeco-Latin myth. The early Roman writer Apuleius looks at psychological transformation and the love between Cupid and Psyche in The Golden Ass, one of the earliest surviving Latin texts. Apuleius is … Continue reading


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Active Imagination

Active Imagination is a therapeutic technique developed by C. G. Jung that uses some form of self-expression, such as a fantasy-image, to represent and analyze the contents of the hypothesized collective unconscious.¹ Active imagination may involve artistic representation but this … Continue reading


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Clairsentience

Rosemary Ellen Guiley classifies clairsentience as a type of clairvoyance. Clairsentience refers to the alleged extrasensory perception of smell, taste, touch, emotions and physical sensations. The history of psychology reveals that some researchers held spiritually inclined views towards such phenomena. … Continue reading