A state cultivation model

De Foe, A 2014, 'A state cultivation model', Journal of Exceptional Experiences and Psychology, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 14-21.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title A state cultivation model
Author(s) De Foe, A
Year 2014
Journal name Journal of Exceptional Experiences and Psychology
Volume number 2
Issue number 1
Start page 14
End page 21
Total pages 8
Publisher Journal of Exceptional Experiences and Psychology
Abstract Research in the field of transpersonal psychology has made an instrumental contribution to academic and clinical attitudes toward altered states of consciousness (ASC); psychologists now more widely recognize that ASC can involve aspects of extraordinary human potential encompassing the 'all-self', rather than presuming that these experiences are indicative of psychopathological factors. Extraordinary human experiences thus tend to be explored from a phenomenological framework, as this approach highlights the potential of expanding the personal spectrum of consciousness. Rhea White's Exceptional Human Experience (EHE) classification is a well-known workable framework for integrating praxis and theory in exceptional experience research. This paper proposes a model for cultivating EHEs, in line with White's classification. Additional research avenues for developing the therapeutic cultivation and integration of EHEs are also considered.
Subject Psychology not elsewhere classified
ISSN 2330-1376
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