video documentary on Transpersonal Psychology with various leaders
in the field.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this media project
create a short high quality video that would foster a general
understanding of the concept of the Transpersonal and the field of Transpersonal
Psychology for lay people, and a deepening of understanding for those already
familiar with the field.
This video was designed to be presented to the psychological
community and the general public through distribution in the psychological,
educational, public media, and direct sales markets.
The general approach for
the communication of this intended purpose was through the interviewing
of various leaders in the field of Transpersonal Psychology.
diverse perceptions of those being interviewed is woven together to
create a tapestry of information and perspectives that, when
experienced in a cumulative form, impart a gestalt understanding of
The project is
designed to enable the viewing of the subject matter
through the three lenses of (1) definition and theory, (2)
significance for the individual, and (3) significance for community
lenses or views of the subject include theoretical, practical,
dramatic- poetic, and personal- experiential forms of discourse.
Visual imagery was integrated throughout the piece to blend the
various elements together and to deepen the viewing experience through
symbolic and sub-textual communication.
The production of this
video has been approached as a sacred journey.
Prayer, meditation, and
altered states of consciousness have been utilized throughout the
production process to create an atmosphere of sacredness and
Each interview was treated as a sacred encounter and the
produced material was held in honor and respect throughout the
The intention behind this approach was to create a video
about the transpersonal using transpersonal methods and practices in
all areas of production.
What is the Dream Dreaming Me?
Fadiman, Ph.D., Stanislav Grof, M.D., Judith-Annette Milburn, Ph.D,
Carol Proudfoot-Edgar, and Huston Smith.
Association for Transpersonal Psychology National Conference, San
Francisco, California, 1998
James Fadiman, Ph.D.
psychology starts at normal and goes down into neurosis,
psycho-pathology and high disturbance. Transpersonal psychology is more
interested in the upper half of human functioning..."
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Stanislav Grof, M.D.
Psychology... studies the entire spectrum of human experience including
what we call the non-ordinary states of consciousness..."
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Judith-Annette Milburn, Ph.D
psychology is a process that enables us to connect with that which is
greater than the ego."
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I am really present
and when I am working with others in this whole transpersonal way, I
know without a doubt that there is a dream dreaming me..."
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psychology says, that there is a part of us that is greater, nobler,
than we consciously realize...""
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