ATP Transpersonal Podcast

Jim Fadiman & Kathleen Speeth - On Attention

Dr. Jim Fadiman is a prominent figure in Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology. He is an international conference presenter, workshop leader, management consultant, author of several books and textbooks, and a skilled nature photographer. He did his undergraduate work at Harvard and received a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford. He was introduced to LSD by his Harvard professor, Dr. Richard Alpert, better known as Ram Dass. He later did research on the effect of psychedelics on creative problem-solving. He has been director of the Institute of Noetic Sciences and, in 1975 with Robert Frager, he co-founded the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, in Palo Alto, where he now teaches. His most recent book is "The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide." He lives in Menlo Park, California, with his filmmaker wife, Dorothy.

Dr. Kathleen Speeth is a noted clinical psychologist who was a member of the faculty of the Nyingma Institute and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in the 1970's and 80's. She is the author of several books on the Russian mystic G.I. Gurdjieff. She met him as a child, when her parents had been very involved in the Gurdjieff work. She studied Skinnerian behaviorist psychology as well as Buddhist and Sufi traditions.   Dr. Speeth also made major contributions to the Enneagram work. She was Claudio Naranjo's partner for a period of time and was instrumental in helping him organize his Seekers After Truth program in the early 1970's. Then in the late 1980's she decided to stop teaching the Enneagram, coming to the conclusion that it was more a distraction than a help for people.

The title of today’s talk is “On Attention,” where Drs. Fadiman and Speeth describe the technology of attention, as proposed by multiple spiritual traditions. This lecture was delivered in  1979 at the ATP Conference. It is presented here as part of our ongoing series on transpersonal psychology in clinical practice.

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Jack Kornfield - Radical Buddhist Therapy

Dr. Kornfield trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, Burma and India, including as a student of the master Ajahn Chah while he was in the Peace Corps in Thailand. Upon returning to the United States in 1972, Kornfield co-founded the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, with fellow meditation teachers Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein. He is also a founding teacher of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, arising as a formal organization from a sitting group formed in the 70's. Jack Kornfield currently lives and teaches at Spirit Rock. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Saybrook Institute.

The title of today’s talk is “Radical Buddhist Therapy,” where Kornfield describes how Buddhism and mindfulness meditation relate to mental health. This lecture was delivered in 1979 at the ATP Conference, at a time when, on the East Coast, Jon Kabat-Zinn was also beginning to teach mindfulness-based stress reduction. We apologize for the low quality of this archival recording. It is presented here as part of our ongoing series on transpersonal psychology in clinical practice.

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Hillary Anderson - Using the Tarot in Therapy

Hillary Anderson, Ph.D. is a therapist and seminar leader who utilizes a synthesis of East-West mythology and psycho-spiritual symbolism to promote healing. Her perspective is rooted in a deep appreciation of our common cultural values and ideals expressed in the language of myth, symbol, and ritual. She has developed a process through which we can identify the major mythic themes that play in our daily lives. She has served as a founding board member and faculty of the California Institute of Integral Studies. Her books include Sri Aurobindo's Yoga of Transformation and Be Your Own Psychic Reader with Tarot Imagery. Dr. Anderson currently lives in Los Angeles where she maintains a private practice, facilitates seasonal festivals and seminars, and lectures extensively throughout the country.

The title of today’s talk is “Using the Tarot in Therapy.” This lecture was delivered in 1978 at the ATP Conference.

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Alan Marlatt - Prevention and Treatment of Addictive Behavior

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Dr. Alan Marlatt is Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington. Since this recording, he has published several books on addiction, relapse prevention, and harm reduction. Dr. Judith Gordon is Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Washington. She has co-authored publications on relapse prevention wih Dr. Marlatt. The third panelist, Charlene Margulis, is also from the University of Washington.

The Heart of Psychotherapy: Integrating Spirituality and Clinical Practice with Alan Strachan

Alan Strachan has been exploring the interface between spirituality and psychology for over 30 years, both personally and professionally. , and has maintained a meditation practice for 25 years. With his wife, Janet, he is the co-founder of the Temenos Fellowship of the AIWP (the Association for the Integration of the Whole Person), a non-profit organization that has offered support groups, as well as individual and couple’s counseling, for people on the spiritual path. He was the staff psychotherapist at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI International) for 9 years and has been in private practice since 1985. The title of today’s talk is “The Heart of Psychotherapy: Integrating Spirituality and Clinical Practice.” This lecture was delivered in 2004 at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. It is presented here as part of our ongoing series on transpersonal psychology in clinical practice.

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Transpersonal Psychology Introduction with David Lukoff and Rembering our Animal Ancestors with Ralph Metzner

This podcast includes and Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology and the Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP) by David Lukoff, co-president of the ATP and a talk by Ralph Metzer on "Eco-green Psychology"

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