dreamyoga

Mind mechanic, teacher, author

15 Feb

Just How Moral are Integralists?

Eric Weinstein’s 4 Quadrant Model and the Kohlberg-Wilber Effect Eric Weinstein has developed a 4-quadrant model that throws light on how integralists have so managed to over-estimate their level of moral development.[1] It consists of two intersecting axes, one horizontal, an “x” axis, and one vertical, a “y” axis. On the “x” axis one places some interest or cause, like gender equality, selflessness, consciousness, or some measure of development associated with any of the four axes of AQAL holons. (For...

01 Feb

Dream Sociometry, Dream Yoga, Integral, and World Views

  The following is the introduction to Dream Sociometry by Joseph Dillard, published by Routledge, 2018. Dream Sociometry is an integral life practice and yoga based on the sociometric methodologies created by psychiatrist J. L. Moreno, creator of psychodrama and multiple experiential forms of psychotherapy. Dream Sociometry interviews multiple dream characters or elements in a waking circumstance, such as 9/11, or personal issues, such as cancer, a career change, or divorce.[i] This work has since been elaborated into a broader transmutational practice called...

31 Jan

Bonnitta Roy’s “Awakened Perception” and Integral Deep Listening

  Joseph Dillard Abstract Bonnitta Roy anchors both perception and the self in the participation of mind, body, and brain in a phenomenalistic and integral redefinition of both self and experience. The result is a call for sensory clarity, as generated by extreme meditative, sport, and musical direct perception, as a prerequisite to authentic human relating. To this formulation Integral Deep Listening (IDL) adds an emphasis on a collectively-oriented, experiential and multi-perspectival phenomenology that demonstrates the necessity of the cultivation of morality and...

11 Jan

Trickle-Down Spirituality

  Joseph Dillard joseph.dillard@Gmail.Com In this chapter from a forthcoming book, “Integral Ethics,” trickle-down spirituality is explained using an analogy to trickle-down economics, to delineate common forces within spiritual elites that unintentionally generate inequality and injustice. If these processes are not understood and addressed, even the best spiritual elites, including Integral, eventually collapse.  What does trickle-down economics have to do with spirituality? First, we need a bit of background regarding what trickle-down economics is. Trickle-down economics is an economic theory that advocates reducing taxes...

29 Sep

Lucid Deep Sleep

Now that you can wake up in your dreams, now what?  What would it be like to be awake all the time, regardless of what state of consciousness that you are in? The above picture depicts the timeless, directionless plenum of space in which all form arises. The Buddhist word for this is Sunyata. We know that some 98{be93f16b5d2e768a85ea81ebc8356f268811d3908838ae6233aa33d012b25ec9} of the universe consists of something physicists call “dark matter.”  In this sense, the formless, spaceless, timeless, emptiness of the universal plenum is...

28 Sep

Using Dolphin Encounters

The big brains, curiosity, and extraordinarily social behavior of dolphins make them ideal subjects for the projection of human hopes and aspirations.  While it may be impossible to eliminate the human tendency to anthropomorphize completely, our fascination with dolphins has led to claims that they are more evolved than humans or that they even have extraterrestrial origins.  Such distortions not only do violence to dolphins, but to ourselves, in that they keep us from experiencing the authentic personal development that...

28 Sep

A New Model for the Treatment of Addiction

The Challenge of Addiction TreatmentAnyone who has worked for many years in the treatment of addiction knows that treatment is complicated and multi-faceted and that the rate of relapse is high. The most effective solutions control the most variables for the longest amount of time, which basically means either voluntary or involuntary confinement for extended periods. Clinicians also know that prevention is far easier and less expensive in the costs to human lives and society as a whole, and that...

27 Sep

Nidra: The Yoga of Dreamless Sleep

In Hinduism, both relaxation training and lucid deep sleep are called yoga nidra. There are various yogis that teach the former, few produce students that can maintain long periods of delta brain waves associated with deep sleep while being able to report events during that period, with conscious awareness. As we shall see, this is a functional definition of lucid deep sleep, and this is the variety of nidra yoga that we are addressing here. In this practice awareness exists...

27 Sep

Soul Mates – Eternal Love?

The idea that there is one other special person who is a perfect fit for you is very attractive. It allows you to feel the specialness and uniqueness of your love and the sacredness of the bond you have with the one you love. It proclaims to the world and to yourself that this is the One for You, the right, timeless, and everlasting Love of Your Life. As a result, you give yourself permission to commit yourself completely and...

27 Sep

Words that Keep You Stuck in Drama

Some words put you in the Drama Triangle, whether you speak them or think them. You can’t use them and stay out of the Drama Triangle. You can’t use them and have inner peace. They are to be avoided. Words that put you in the role of victim “Can’t”“Can’t” puts you into the role of victim because it says, “I am powerless, unable, helpless.” Do not use it. If you do, you will not only be telling yourself, “I am a victim,”...

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