with Lenny and Elizabeth Gibson in Southern Vermont

Radical Exploration of Metaphysical Topics

by Elizabeth on September 2, 2017

Extraordinary experiences can facilitate radical exploration of metaphysical topics such as the nature of mind, the self, epistemology of perception, consciousness, the status of ideas as potentials and archetypes, the origins of value, and the fundamentals of cosmology. Filmed at Breaking Convention 2017 – 4th International Conference on Psychedelic Consciousness University of Greenwich London, June 30th-July 2nd 2017

Late Summer 2017

by Elizabeth on August 25, 2017

“Our love and appreciation of breathwork continues to grow with every group.”

Lenny and Elizabeth Gibson, after the August, 2017, five-day retreat on group process

Breaking Convention, June 29-July 2, 2017

May 17, 2017

At the end of June Lenny presented his paper in the philosophy and mysticism session at the Breaking Convention 2017 conference at Greenwich University : “Besides bringing a renewed perspective to topics such as the mind-body problem, the nature of experience, and of space and time, ecstatic experience can keep us from prematurely closing accounts […]

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Lenny’s Talk at the American Philosophical Association Meeting, April 14, 2017

March 19, 2017

Looking forward to our upcoming trip to Seattle, where Lenny’s presentation “Amplified Subject” will consider, from a Whiteheadian perspective, some of the metaphysical dimensions that are revealed during intense nonordinary states, including the death-rebirth experience, the relativity of lived time, the presence of the past, and the intrinsic value of each moment. Keywords: Psychedelics; Mystical Experience; Stanislav […]

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A Metaphysical Perspective

February 9, 2017

Sanislav Grof has combined the European tradition of depth psychology with William James’s American pluralism under the rubric of Transpersonal Psychology. He captures the final vision of Maslow, the integration of spirituality into the psychological picture of mind and body. To understand and explicate Grof’s work fully requires invoking a metaphysical perspective that draws significantly on […]

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Peace in Society and Psychotherapy

December 18, 2016

Lenny’s paper, Peace in Society and in Psychotherapy, which he presented at the 9th International Whitehead Conference Conference in September, 2013 Krakow, Poland has been published in “Recent Advances in the Creation of a Process-Based Worldview” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016): http://www.cambridgescholars.com/recent-advances-in-the-creation-of-a-process-based-worldview From Michael Weber’s introduction to the book: “… Leonard Gibson’s “Peace in Society and in […]

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Moving Forward

December 13, 2016

The evolution of human kind depends on recognizing that the notion of guilt is a useless artifact of human development. By understanding this personally, we can move towards the necessary collective awareness.

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Creativity

October 31, 2016

Creativity is the difference between simply repeating the past and experiencing catharsis. If we are not being creative, then we are in danger of being destructive. Breathwork and other sacred technologies offer the potential for enhancing creativity, because of the extraordinary experiences they foster. Cathartic experience can lessen the force of traumatic psychological constraints and also […]

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Fear of awakening

January 25, 2016

In his recent book, Sacred Knowledge, William Richards considers the broadening revival of psychedelic research from his perspective of fifty years. Early in his career he worked at Johns Hopkins with Walter Pahnke and Stan Grof and more recently with Roland Griffiths. Richards begins his chapter “Fear of Awakening” with a quote from Friedrich Wilhelm […]

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Recent Study Demonstrates Benefits of Holotropic Breathwork

December 28, 2015

A recent issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine contains the peer-reviewed article, “Measure of Significance of Holotropic Breathwork in the Development of Self-Awareness.”  The theoretical conclusion of the study, as measured by a battery of tests and results analyzed statistically is that: Holotropic Breathwork can induce very beneficial temperament changes, which can have positive effects […]

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