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Sacred Science Circle Newsletter #1, August 2017 Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:43:32 +0000 The Sacred Science Circle gathers a sacred circle of individuals and groups that honors the “fires” of transformation implicit in all scientific, scholarly, and artistic endeavors.

Our first newsletter is now available at

If you wish to receive future Sacred Science Circle newsletters directly, please subscribe to the newsletter on the Contact page of the website,
In service to the Sacred,
Rosemarie Anderson & Les Lancaster, Sacred Science Circle, Co-Directors

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Joke September Thu, 14 Sep 2017 13:07:33 +0000

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NEW EUROTAS MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY Tue, 12 Sep 2017 03:23:45 +0000





 The EUROTAS Department for Transpersonal Research (EDTR) offers a EUROTAS professional membership for academics and researchers, as a platform for discussion on issues related to research in the transpersonal psychology and psychotherapy field, with a special focus on methodologies and ethics. For more information please go to our webpage:

Application: There are three possible memberships:

  1. EDTR for Professional/Academic/Research Member: For those holding a degree in human sciences (psychology, philosophy, social, educational) actively involved in research. Candidates must submit published articles in peer reviewed journals, and/or abstract of meeting presentations, books. Membership fee 80 Euros.
  2. EDTR for Student Member: For university graduate students in human sciences (psychology, social, education), actively involved in research projects. Candidates must submit an abstract of an ongoing project. Membership fee 50 Euros.
  3. “2 for 1” Combined EUROTAS Bonus Membership for ESTP and EDTR: for EUROTAS members who are EUROTAS certified Transpersonal Psychotherapists and who are academics/researchers who qualify for the EDTR membership Membership fee is 80 Euro.

Bonus of EDTR Membership and of “2 for1” membership:

  • Journal database: EDTR academic/research membership holders have free online access to the Integral Transpersonal Journal.
  • Reduced fee for the Transpersonal Research Colloquium.


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Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC) 2017 Sun, 10 Sep 2017 07:59:24 +0000 “As the organizers and facilitators of the annual Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC), we are delighted to announce that the

 Third Annual Transpersonal Research Colloquium

(TRC) 2017 

will be held at the Naprstek Museum of Asian, African, & American Cultures ( in the heart of the Prague Old Town on October 2-3, 2017.

The TRC will offer the opportunity to elaborate, appreciate, and share a wide spectrum of research approaches developed and applied for studying transpersonal topics. The theme for TRC 2017 is Spiritual Practices as Research Methods: Integrating the Old and New.”

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ITC 2017 // Regina Hess: Invitation Sun, 10 Sep 2017 07:44:40 +0000 Regina U. Hess, PhD, Germany, is a clinical psychologist, transpersonal psychotherapist, researcher, writer and speaker. She is the founder of the Ase World Forum for the investigation of ancient transcultural healing modalities and their integration into modern intervention and research. She specializes in shamanic traditions, spiritual paths, the use of altered states of consciousness for healing, and transcultural research. These interests are reflected in her international publications, which include co-editing and contributing to the forthcoming books Coming Home: The intimacy of consciousness exploration and transpersonal psychotherapy; and Metamorphosis through conscious living: A transpersonal psychology perspective.

Regina is a core member of the International Institute for Consciousness Exploration and Psychotherapy, Freiburg, Germany, and is faculty at Ubiquity University and other international transpersonal institutes. She is a member of the editorial team at the Integral Transpersonal Journal and the Forum Qualitative Social Research. Regina is on the Board of Directors of the European Transpersonal Association (EUROTAS) and the International Transpersonal Association (ITA) and is a member of the ITA Council. She is co-founder of the Transpersonal Research Network (TRN) and the EUROTAS Division of Transpersonal Research (EDTR). She co-organizes and co-facilitates the annual Transpersonal Research Colloquium (TRC). Regina is a member of the Swiss Medical Society for Psycholytic Therapy (SÄPT).


The International Transpersonal Conference 2017 is a four days global gathering subtitled Beyond Materialism – Towards Wholeness, organized under auspices of Stan Grof offers a programme composed of lectures, discussions and workshops led by the legendary founders of transpersonal psychology, key personalities of contemporary research as well as young and progressive adepts. The event will be a major gathering of academics, scientists, researchers, therapists, artists, sympathizers and others involved and interested in the transpersonal movement and new scientific paradigms.

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Every day, a physicist. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 19:40:22 +0000 Every day, a physicist goes to an ice cream parlor and buys two ice creams, one for himself, the other one; he places to the seat next to him. After several months, the owner of the ice cream parlor asks the man why he does this. The man replied, “According to quantum mechanics, a beautiful woman will spontaneously materialize in that seat and fall in love with me.” So the owner says, “Why don’t you buy an ice cream, give it to one of the ladies in here already and maybe she will fall in love with you.” The physicist replies, “What are the chances of that happening?”

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METAMORPHOSIS THROUGH CONSCIOUS LIVING – A Transpersonal Perspective Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:56:45 +0000 In 2011 an idea was born to bring the Transpersonal Movement to Greece, the context in which the Muses, the philosophers, ancient myths, heroes and others flourished. A professional association (named Synthesis) was born and energies converged to catalyze a proposal that Hellas become the site for a future EUROTAS conference. Synthesis was embraced as a member of EUROTAS and a confluence of forces converged into a vibrant and viable force which became a vital presence when it was suggested that Greece host the 16th annual conference in 2014. A full force planning effort arose within the association that culminated in an internal and external Metamorphosis that became the theme for the 2014 conference held in Crete.

Early on during preparation for the conference, Cambridge Scholars Press stumbled on the eurotas2014 web site, and approached Synthesis with an invitation to produce a publication based on the peer reviewed sessions and papers that had been selected to be presented at the conference. After the historic event that brought the three main transpersonal associations (EUROTAS, ATP, and ITA) together for the first time, letters of invitation to the presenters were sent out, inviting them to write a chapter based on their conference presentation, but also catalyzed from the discussions and questions asked during presentations. These draft chapters were subsequently reviewed and edited.

We thank the authors for their contributions, those from Cambridge Scholars Press who contributed their expertise, Rosemarie Anderson and Les Lancaster who wrote the Foreword and Bernadette Blin who wrote the Afterward. Most of all, we acknowledge those who contributed to the process of metamorphosis that began in 2011 and culminated in 2017 with this publication that we now present to the transpersonal community and beyond, with its multiplicity of voices and perspectives.

Lindy McMullin, Marcie Boucouvalas and Regina Hess.

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What’s the difference Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:32:06 +0000 What’s the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

If you say, ‘I hate my mother’, a psychiatrist will ask, ‘Why do you say that?’, whereas a psychologist will say, ‘Thank you for sharing that with us’.

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Board Meeting Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:07:34 +0000 “There will be a meeting of the Board immediately after the service,” announced Reverend Morris.

After the close of the service, the group gathered at the back of the church for the announced meeting.

However, there was a stranger in their midst.

He was a visitor who had never attended their church before.

“My friend,” asked Reverend Morris, “did you understand that this is a meeting of the Board?”

“Oh, yes,” the visitor replied, “after that sermon, I’m about as bored as you can get.”

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