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Links - Other Peak State Processes Worldwide
Sept 6, 2012

This page contains links to non-Institute groups:
Peak state processes from a variety of individuals and organizations;
            Evaluated processes;
           
Un-evaluated processes;
           
Shamanic states and processes;
Groups evaluating peak states and related processes;
            Professional or academic organizations;
           
Amateur organizations;
           
Website surveys;
Descriptions of peak states, experiences, and abilities;
            Studies on peak states and peak experiences;
           
Unusual spiritual states;
           
PSI research;
           
Gaia;
Problems with peak states and abilities;
            Spiritual emergencies;
Triune brain biology for peak states;
Popular films and background videos relevant to peak states.

This page contains all of the peak state processes that we know of worldwide. If you know of a peak state process that isn't on the list, please email us at
ISPS email (to use this address, you will have to type it into your email program's "to" line). Some of the processes are described in our first textbook, Peak States of Consciousness: Theory and Applications, Volume 1: Breakthrough Techniques for Exceptional Quality of Life.

We have another
links and book references page that contains information on: trauma therapies; regression and prenatal trauma; regenerative healing; current approaches for schizophrenia and other specific diseases; and other unusual healing phenomena.



Peak States Processes


Evaluated peak state induction processes

  • Using a simple few step process, The 15 minute Miracle by Jacquelyn Aldana, www.15minutemiracle.com. Similar processes include Lynn Grabhorn's Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting (www.lynngrabhorn.com); Laura Day's The Circle (www.soulfulliving.com); and Lauren Holmes' Peak Evolution (www.naturality.net) which is more focused on the business world.
  • Using brain biofeedback, Dr. James Hardt at www.biocybernaut.com.
  • Alexandre Nadeau teaches a combination of peak states. Excellent work. www.alexandrenadeau.com
  • Using music and body postures from Sufi tradition, Adnan Sarhan, 505-384-9879, www.sufifoundation.org
  • Robert Johansson's process at www.riggiomodel.biz, based on the 'mythoself' process at www.mythoself.com. Developed using NLP ideas.
  • The Oneness Movement and University in India, using the 'energy transfer process'. For people's experiences, see www.onenessmovement.org (or www.onenessuniversity.org). We're still trying to understand what they're doing in terms of our model. However, two of our colleagues reports that a reasonable percentage of students have a beneficial outcome.
  • Quodoushka de-armoring. Although not exactly a peak state process, it does eliminate a serious type of problem, making people feel more positive and free in themselves. (We have verified that de-armoring does actually eliminate a serious problem in the person's primary cell.) www.shamanicdearmoring.com.

Un-evaluated peak state induction processes

Shamanism - valid training from skilled teachers, but with very different orientations and objectives


Groups evaluating peak state and related processes (amateur and professional)


Professional or Academic Evaluation Groups


Amateur Evaluation Groups
  • Michael McGrath's site for "reviewing personal development & self improvement products." His evaluations are focused so far on the previous generation techniques. www.angelfire.com/wizard2/release/personaldevelopment.
  • Alexandre Nadeau's site (in French and English) has a free ebook, What I learned after having spent 10 years and $45,000 in self-improvement. Alexandre is well qualified to talk about this, as he is one of the new generation of peak state technique developers. Well worth the reading. www.alexandrenadeau.com/english/

Surveys of websites - some with relevant peak states orientations


Descriptions of Peak States, Experiences and Abilities


Studies on Peak States and Peak Experiences

  • The archives of Scientists' Transcendent Experiences (TASTE) at www.issc-taste.org Started by Dr. Charles T. Tart, core faculty at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology.
  • The Exceptional Human Experience Network at www.ehe.org founded by Ms. Rhea White. Includes extensive cases and literature review.

Unusual Spiritual States
  • Stanislav Grof MD, The Cosmic Game, LSD Psychotherapy, The Adventure of Self Discovery
  • D. E. Harding, On Having No Head (about losing the ego shell)
  • Dr Raymond Moody MD, The Light Beyond (on the Near Death Experience), Coming Back, and Reunions (on communicating with the dead).

PSI Research
  • Dean Radin, The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena. Best book on the rational, scientific study of psi phenomena in the lab I could imagine by a researcher at the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Gaia


Problems with Peak States and Abilities


Spiritual Emergencies

  • An extensive links page for spiritual emergency support and training programs worldwide at www.spiritualemergence.net/pages/related.html.
  • Dr. David Lukoff's 'Spiritual Competency Resource Center' teaches CE credited courses in the area of spiritual emergencies and their relationship to meditation, mental illness, and psychiatric diagnosis. www.spiritualcompetency.com.
  • The Spiritual Emergence Network was renamed the Center for Psychological and Spiritual Health. They list treatment, referrals, and descriptions at www.CPSH.org. In German, www.senev.de.
  • Canadian Spiritual Emergence Service for people in spiritual emergencies - treatment, referrals, references at www.spiritualemergence.net/pages/home.html.
  • An interesting discussion of one man's spiritual emergency can be found at http://spiritualemergency.blogspot.com/.
  • Stanislav Grof MD, Spiritual Emergency
  • Yvonne Kason MD, A Farther Shore: How near-death and other extraordinary experiences can change ordinary lives
  • Mariana Caplan, The Guru Question: The Perils and Rewards of Choosing a Spiritual Teacher (2011); Do You Need a Guru?: Understanding the Student--Teacher Relationship in an Era of False Prophets (2002)


The Triune Brain Biology of Peak States

  • Elaine de Beauport, The Three Faces of Mind
  • Tom Brown Jr., The Vision
  • Harville Hendrix, Keeping the Love You Find
  • Arthur Janov, The New Primal Scream
  • Thomas Lewis M.D., A General Theory of Love
  • Dr. Paul MacLean, The Triune Brain in Evolution: Role in Paleocerebral Functions
  • Joseph Chilton Pierce, Evolution’s End


Popular Films and Background Videos Relevant to Peak States
  • What the Bleep, 2005. Filmed for a general audience, was quite popular for a while, introducing concepts in consciousness work.
  • The visionary DVD club, www.visionarydvdclub.com. DVD's of conference presenters from various international conference on: Science and Consciousness, Shamanism, Sacred Sexuality, Enlightenment, and Altered States. Most are of the people who first defined the field of consciousness studies in the 1980s. Dated but useful for background. The ISPS does not endorse this service or the DVDs.
  • The Spiritual Cinema Circle, a service that sends DVD's through the mail. They are both fiction and non-fiction films. The movies are chosen to "Awaken Your sense of joy and wonder; Inspire love and compassion; evoke a deeper connection with the world around you." The ISPS does not endorse this service or the DVDs.



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Revision History
1.2 September 6, 2012: Added link to the Association for Positive Psychology, and fixed the link to the International Society for the Quality of Life Studies.
1.1 October 13, 2011. Added Bloch Healing with its 'moments of clarity' experience/state.