The following three articles use concepts from the metaphysics of the mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead to develop a framework that illuminates extraordinary human experiences, especially those experiences Stanislav Grof calls “holotropic.” The articles:
- provide a basic account of some of Whitehead’s central ideas,
- explain holotropic and other extraordinary experience, taking advantage of the most important discoveries and concepts of modern science without creating a dichotomy between mind and body, matter and spirit,
- suggest a description of the universe that seamlessly comprehends the spectrum from the simplest experience of the most tiny thing to the profound experience of the most complex consciousness.
These are revised versions of articles that appeared originally in The Inner Door, a publication of The Association for Holotropic Breathwork International.