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dc.contributor.author Solowoniuk, Jason
dc.contributor.author Nixon, Gary
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-31T04:16:38Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-31T04:16:38Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Solowoniuk, J., & Nixon, G. (2009). Introducing transpersonal phenomenology: The direct experience of a sudden awakening. Paradoxica: Journal of Nondual Psychology, 1. Retrieved June 25, 2009 from http://www.paradoxica.ca/index.php/issue-1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3296
dc.description Permission to include this article granted by Dr. Gary Nixon, editor of Paradoxica en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper introduces a transpersonal approach to conducting phenomenological research with the emphasis on illuminating a first person account of a sudden awakening. Although within Eastern cultures awakening is typically understood as the purposeful undertaking of spiritual or religious practices toward transcending the ego, liberating the self, contacting the divine, or becoming consciousness itself, the unsuspecting Westerner who suddenly finds himself or herself without a self may not have the reference to ground such a radical shift in identity. This was the case for the first author in this study. Through our transpersonal inquiry (i.e, dwelling and beholding, noetic reduction, noumenal parsing, and recognition) we were led to understand that a sudden awakening can involve psychological upheaval, terror, mental collapse, a search for balance and integration, and an understanding of how to trust existence in the absence of a permanent self-orientation. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Paradoxica: International Journal of Nondual Psychology en_US
dc.subject Awakening en_US
dc.subject Transpersonal phenomenology en_US
dc.subject Transpersonal inquiry en_US
dc.title Introducing transpersonal phenomenology: The direct experience of a sudden awakening en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US


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