Future of the Body Explorations into the Further Evolution of Human Nature

ISBN-10: 0874777305
ISBN-13: 9780874777307
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/21/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Possibilities for Extraordinary Life
Introduction
The Varieties of Evidence for Human Transformative Capacity
Evolution and Extraordinary Functioning
Analogies Between the Products of Separate Evolutionary Domains
Developing Human Attributes
Culture, Genes, and Extraordinary Functioning
Philosophy, Religion, and Human Development
Metanormal Embodiment in Legend, Art, and Religious Doctrine
Evolution in a Larger Earth
Evolution and Postmortem Survival
Evidence for Human Transformative Capacity
Psychosomatic Changes in Abnormal Functioning
Placebo Effects
Spiritual Healing
Extraordinary Capacities of Disabled People
Mesmerism and Hypnosis
Biofeedback Training
Psychotherapy and Imagery Practice
Somatic Disciplines
Adventure and Sport
The Martial Arts
Extraordinary Capacities of Religious Adepts
The Charisms of Catholic Saints and Mystics
Scientific Studies of Contemplative Experience
Transformative Practices
The Bases of Transformative Practice
Elements of Transformative Practice
Integral Practices
Frequently Used Terms
Appendices
Sources of Information Regarding Parapsychology and Psychical Research
Highly Regarded Parapsychology Experiments
Studies of Spontaneous Paranormal Phenomena
Studies Concerning the Prevalence of Paranormal Phenomena
Psychiatric and Psychological Studies of Paranormal Phenomena
Studies of Parent-Child Telepathy
Experiments with Suggestion at a Distance
Paranormal Photography
Scientific and Commonsense Assumptions Which Inhibit Belief That Paranormal Events Occur
Scientific Meditation Studies
Spiritual Healing Studies and Psychokinesis Studies Involving Living Materials
Cross-Cultural Studies of Spiritual Healing
Studies of Near-Death, Out-of-Body, Reincarnation-Type and Otherworld Experiences
Experimental Studies and Historical Accounts Regarding the Subtle Body
Creativity Studies
Clinical and Experimental Studies of Progressive Relaxation
Readings on the Cultural Shaping of Individual Development
Processes Critical to Living Systems
Some Analogies Between Activities in Different Evolutionary Domains
Incorruptible Cadavers of Roman Catholic Saints
Levitated Ecstatics of the Roman Catholic Church with References to Accounts of Their Lives
Notes
Bibliography
Permissions and Copyrights
Index

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