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About Vol 1, Issue 1

Welcome to our first issue of Undivided! In this overview, we introduce the issue’s content: a collection of articles about Nondual teachers and teachings, contemplative essays, explorations of clinical theory and practice, audios, videos, graphic art, poetry, book reviews, and much more! Continue reading

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When the Bottom Drops Out

“When the Bottom Drops Out: Encounters with the Groundless Ground in Psychotherapy” is a fifty minute talk given by John Prendergast to the 2009 Conference on Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy in San Rafael, California. Continue reading

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The Experience of No-Self

This is a short videotalk by Adyashanti found on YouTube. Continue reading

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Being No One: Consciousness, The Phenomenal Self, and First-Person Perspective

This is a fifty-five minute video by the ground-breaking German philosopher of consciousness, Thomas Metzinger. Continue reading

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Cut Paper Art by Dan Scharlack

Three evocative cut paper works by Dan Scharlack, an artist, MFT intern, and student of nondual teachings. Continue reading

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A Woman’s Descent to the Sacred

A stunningly beautiful and moving account of the feminine path to the sacred, using a slide show of paintings and accompanied by a poetic narrative by Sherry Anderson. Continue reading

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Toward a post-Cartesian science of nonduality: UnScience, Dzogchen, and Einstein’s folly

Clinical psychologist and phenomenologist, Ken Bradford, challenges the assumption that the hard sciences can contribute to our understanding of nondual awareness. Continue reading

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Therapy Without a Therapist: Nonduality, Healing and the Search for Wholeness

A deep exploration of who the healer is and what needs healing in psychotherapy by nondual teacher and former psychotherapy trainee, Jeff Foster. Continue reading

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The Effects of Self-Inquiry on Mood States

A recent doctoral dissertation on the effect of Self-inquiry on mood states by CIIS East-West Psychology graduate Tami Sattler. Continue reading

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Original Mind: Poetry by Gary Rosenthal

One of the striking poems shared by Gary Rosenthal during a reading and talk at the 2011 Conference on Nondual Wisdom and Psychotherapy at CIIS. Continue reading

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A Mirror Beyond Ideas

Nondual teacher and psychotherapist Dorothy Hunt’s wide-ranging exploration and invitation to respond from nondual awareness, rather than the conditioned mind, when working with clients. Continue reading

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What Enlightenment Means: A Qualitative Study of Nondual Consciousness as Experienced by Teachers of Nondual Mysticism

A 2009 doctoral dissertation by ITP graduate Michael Costeines on the qualitative description of nondual consciousness by sixteen teachers of nondualism. Continue reading

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Knocking from the Inside?

Undivided’s editor-in-chief John Prendergast’s essay briefly traces the historical origins of nonduality, describes nondual perception, and explores its relevancy to going beyond the normal psychotherapeutic goal of repairing and improving the self. Continue reading

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John Astin Poetry 2011

An original poem first published in 2008 by singer-poet and researcher, John Astin. Continue reading

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Revealing Nondual Awareness

A comprehensive overview of nondual teacher Peter Fenner’s innovative and unique approach to introducing people to nondual awareness. Continue reading

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The Felt Sense of Awareness Itself

A brief companion to Will Friedman’s main article, “Inquiring into Reality.” Continue reading

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Exploring the Felt Experience of Nondual Consciousness

A 2010 doctoral dissertation on the felt experience of nondual awareness by CIIS clinical psychology graduate Michal Fire. Continue reading

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Book Reviews: The Ego Tunnel by Thomas Metzinger and Ego by Peter Baumann and Michael Taft

Richard Miller, a nondual teacher and clinical psychologist, reviews two provocative books that use the latest findings in neurophysiology to challenge the concept of a separate self. Continue reading

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Dan Scharlack’s poem 2011

An Untitled and deeply moving poem by Dan Scharlack. Continue reading

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Be Who You Are: An Interview with Jean Klein

A difficult-to-find and subtle interview of European Advaita master Jean Klein by nondual teacher and psychotherapist Stephan Bodian, originally published in 1991, with a new introduction. Continue reading

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