Results 1 – 12 of 18 by Arnold M. Ludwig;Arthur J. Deikman;Milton H. Erickson;Gerald Vogel;M. Bertini;David Foulkes;Frederik van Eeden;Kilton Stewart. Arthur J. Deikman is the author of The Observing Self ( avg rating, 43 ratings, 2 reviews, published ), The Wrong Way Home ( avg rating, 29 r. Meditation” by psychiatrist Arthur Deikman. Meditation was then largely considered a strange, possibly psychotic-making or psychotic-manifesting activity .

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When I finished my doctoral training inthe world was a changing and very interesting place. Arthur showed that what we think of deikmam the “normal” functionings of the mind are largely habits of functioning, shaped by culture in an automatized and conditioned manner. Books can be sampled here and then ordered if you are interested.

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For example, with suitable irony, Deikman was accused and convicted of prescribing too many drugs. It turned out that what the patients had planned was a Salem witch trial during which each staff member was accused of a therapeutic crime and sentenced to have a hand or foot immersed in ice water for a length of time appropriate to the gravity of their misdeed.

Intrigued by this altered awareness, Deikman became a pioneering investigator of mystical states in the s and edikman the following decade created a humane form of psychotherapeutic treatment for patients suffering from psychosis.

This generally works out well if our culture has fully understood what’s important about various situations and developed adequate responses, but leads to great problems as reality changes, especially when the change is subtle. He was also quite interested in what modern science could contribute to understanding consciousness.

After two weeks of that, colors became brighter. In October, about eleven weeks into the full operation of the deijman, the patients decided to hold a Halloween party for patients and staff, but did not reveal the particulars until the party was underway.

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It was already clear to me that our “official” scientific knowledge of the human mind, while immensely valuable in some ways, was rather narrow and biased.

Retrieved from ” https: Eastern religions and associated Mystical practices were becoming available, promising a spirituality based on actual, direct experience rather than a religion based on faith. Furthermore, he added, the hospital food was of poor quality anyway so she would not be missing agthur.

The ward staff sat on both sides of the room and the patient and Whitaker faced one another in the middle.

Arthur J. Deikman

How can we recognize cult behavior, whether it occurs in isolated groups or the culture at large? The Wrong Way Home: She also continued to eat during her ward stay, was discharged, and about two years later greeted Whitaker on the street, appearing slim but not anorexic, and thanked him What a boon to the wide world!

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This was going against the establishment, which was rather overly charmed with the possibilities deikmxn drug treatment or psychiatric disorders. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The ward lunch hour followed the interview; subsequently, staff informed Whitaker that she had not only eaten eeikman main course but also three desserts.

This seemed very important. He has published numerous articles and three books on the subjects of mysticism, its relation to psychotherapy, adthur the problem posed by cult behavior. He developed a humane form of psychotherapy for patients with psychosis, and was one of the earliest investigators to discriminate between pathological and genuinely advanced mystical states of consciousness. Views Read Edit View history.

He grasped that there is a physical brain involved but not totally identical with consciousness, and understanding its workings is part of a full understanding of the nature of the human mind. I could get research grants because anything could be considered part of the mind. Please try your request again later. This resulted in my Altered States of Consciousness anthology, published in These questions and many more are answered in this profound and exciting anthology by a founding researcher in the field now known as transpersonal psychology.


For example, Whitaker did an intake aryhur one morning with a severely anorexic woman with whom forced feeding would have been considered. Two of the most important chapters in the book were by Arthur Deikman. Deikman September 27, — September 2, was a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Franciscoand a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology [1] and Human Givens.

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Staff attitudes and cohesion integral to the ward milieu also had a strong immediate influence on even newly admitted patients’ self-destructive behavior. Whitaker told the patient that he understood she was delkman eating and then said that he appreciated that because the hospital had severe budgetary problems and adthur she could help reduce food costs. After about 20 minutes of being crowded together in the isolation room, the patients let the staff out for good behavior.