The Transpersonal Unconscious -or- In Psychedelic Dreams
Kubla Khan -or- The Consciousness Raising Industry
"Kubla Khan: Or A Vision In A Dream" by Coleridge, and "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" by Thomas De Quincey are drug induced narratives. Many of the dreams sent to the International Institute for Dream Research (IIDR) speak of drug induced hallucinations, with oft-time deadly consequences to one's hopes and dreams in life. Read the IIDR interpretation "Requiem for a Dream". This "Field Note" provides a synoptic vision of dream research via the non-use of drugs.
Stanislov Grof's "Realms of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD Research" provides an esoteric vision of a variety of altered dream states and "psychedelic" experiences. Many of these dream experiences that Grof speaks about have been identified by the IIDR without the use of drugs. Grof reported experiences (seen through Grof's keywords, ie. "Universal Mind") are connected to dream interpretations posted at the IIDR website, which include;
- Universal Mind, "Meditation and the Star Maker's Universe"
- Universal Symbols, "International Mother Language Day"
- Planetary Ecology, "The Ecology of Dreams"
- Ouroborus-Archetypal experiences;
- Birth Trauma,
- "Birth;Trauma -or- Borderline Poetic of American National Identity"
- Rebirth Experience, "Born Again Christian"
- OOBE's, "Out of Body Experiences"
- Sado-Masochism, "The Dream of the Marquis de Sade"
- Zen Buddhism, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainance"
- Transpersonal Consciousness;
My own perception and issues with transpersonal psychology are there for all to read in the interpretation; "The Consciousness Raising Industry".