1. The holonomic theory of the universe and the human brain was developed by physicist David Bohm (13) and the neuroscientist Karl Pribram (81, 82). It is a revolutionary paradigm that offers the possibility of a new synthesis of sucl\ seemingly disparate fields as mysticism, modern consciousness-research, parapsychology, neurophysiology and quantum-relativistic physics. This model makes it possible to bridge the differences between the part and the whole, or between separate objects and undifferentiated unity. It also offers a new approach to the understanding of spatial and temporal characteristics of the phenomenal world. Because of its importance to a comprehensive theory of the human mind, it will be discussed in detail in the next volume.

2. Dr. Rick Tarnas (99), who has been systematically studying the correlations between various aspects of the process of spiritual development and major planetary transits, drew my attention to the fact that the archetypal features of the planets Neptune, Saturn, Pluto and Uranus, as described by astrology, show striking parallels with my descriptions of the experiential characteristics of BPM I, BPM II, BPM III and BPM IV respectively.

3. A similar understanding of the connection between various schools of psychotherapy and specific levels of consciousness was recently expressed by Ken Wilber (103) in his concept of spectrum psychology.

4. This episode is described in detail in my book, Realms oj the Human Unconscious, p. 30. (32)

5. See the description of this memory constellation in Realms oj the Human Unconscious, pp. 57-60. (32)


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