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About Vol 1, Issue 2

About Volume 1, Number 2 (Spring, 2012) (Please scroll down towards the bottom for an abbreviated table of contents) Introduction to this Issue Undivided is shape-shifting! Based upon your feedback that our first issue was too content rich, we have … Continue reading

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The Core Deficient Self and Relationship

In realizing the non-dual nature of reality, and seeing all divisions between self and other as illusory and thought-created, one’s work is done . . . or so the story goes.  Theoretically, at least, any sense of ego is then seen for … Continue reading

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Pina

Pina Bausch was a German performer of modern dance, choreographer, dance teacher and ballet director whose work was featured in Wim Wender’s 2012 3D film Pina. She died in 2009 shortly before the filming began. In the film several of … Continue reading

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The Garden of Experience

In this artful forty-five minute guided meditation entitled “The Garden of Experience” Rupert Spira, author, ceramic artist, and spiritual teacher, likens attention/experiencing to a butterfly in a garden moving seamlessly between the “flowers” of the apparent mind, body and world … Continue reading

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Nisargadatta Maharaj and the Surprising Power of Sacred Speech

With the remarkable interest expressed over the past dozen years in integrating nonduality (Vedanta: advaita; Buddhism: advaya) within the theory and clinical work of psychotherapy (e.g., Prendergast, et al., 2003, 2007), therapists and clients are well served to understand what the sages … Continue reading

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The Invitation

The Invitation

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Memory

Memory

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Presence: The Art of Peace and Happiness

In this important new book Rupert Spira offers a deeply eloquent, insightful and mature exploration into the heart of experience that takes a subtle step beyond his earlier The Transparency of Things. At first he covers the familiar ground of the futile search … Continue reading

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Streaming Beggars

Streaming Beggars

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Dark Night: The Breakdown of the Mythology of Me

Few issues can be brought to psychotherapy that better straddle the worlds of spiritual teachings and psychology than the dark night of the soul.  This experience heralds the breakdown of the mythology of “me” and thus initiates an intense, comprehensive and life-changing … Continue reading

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Touchstones

TOUCHSTONES: Timeless Parables Embracing All Traditions and Non-Traditions Adapted for Now by Will Joel Friedman, Ph.D. (Throughout the ages touchstones were a kind of hard black stone formerly used to test the authenticity and purity of precious metals, such as … Continue reading

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A Narrative Inquiry of Woman Practitioners Of Eastern Spirituality in Recovery From Childhood Trauma

A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in East-West Psychology A Narrative Inquiry of Woman Practitioners Of Eastern Spirituality in Recovery From Childhood Trauma

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Excerpt from the Interview with Peter Fenner, Science and Nonduality Anthology DVD

What is the “I”? Excerpt from the Interview with Peter Fenner, Science and Nonduality Anthology Vol 1, 3 DVD set. www.scienceandnonduality.com/dvd.shtml

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One Life

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Embodied Nonduality

In this paper I describe an approach to embodied nonduality called the Realization Process.  By embodied, I do not mean just the ability to walk around in our daily life, recognizing nonduality.  I mean the nondual transparency of the body itself.  This … Continue reading

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The Fourth Wave of Behaviorism: ACT, DBT and Nondual Wisdom

One of the many convergences occurring in our time is between the field of behavioral psychology and nondual wisdom. The “third wave of behaviorism” integrates mindfulness and acceptance techniques with behavioral activation and cognitive change technologies from the first and second wave to … Continue reading

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Ceramic Bowl

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Duality Dance

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