9780791438763

The Cosmic Game: Explorations of the Frontiers of Human Consciousness

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  • ISBN13:

    9780791438763

  • ISBN10:

    0791438767

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-03-01
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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Summary

The Cosmic Game discusses the broadest philosophical, metaphysical and spiritual insights gleaned in Grof's research concerning human nature and reality, addressing the most fundamental questions human beings have asked about the nature of existence since time immemorial. Insights from research into nonordinary states of consciousness portray existence as an astonishing play of the cosmic creative principle that transcends time, space, linear causality; and polarities of every kind and suggest an identity of the individual psyche in its furthest reaches with the universal creative principle and the totality of existence. This identity of the human being with the Divine is the ultimate secret that lies at the core of all great spiritual traditions.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
Cosmos, Consciousness, and Spiritp. 13
The Cosmic Creative Principlep. 25
The Process of Creationp. 41
The Ways to Reunion with the Cosmic Sourcep. 77
The Problem of Good and Evilp. 105
Birth, Sex, and Death: The Cosmic Connectionp. 135
The Mystery of Karma and Reincarnationp. 159
The Taboo against Knowing Who You Arep. 185
Playing the Cosmic Gamep. 199
The Sacred and the Profanep. 227
Bibliographyp. 269
Indexp. 275
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