Lisa J. Miller

in The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199729920
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology


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Spiritual psychology, in science and practice, propels psychology into the 21st-century consciousness-based sciences rather than strictly a 20th-century material science. The current postmaterial spiritual psychology propagates a clarification and broadening of ontology. A consciousness-driven psychology unites the human inner life and surrounding physical events into a singular inquiry addressed by a range of formerly separate disciplines. From this postmaterial view, a human science sees human mind as an extension of the fabric of universal consciousness yet dialectically in dialog through perception, awareness, and choice. Science now can wed the vast majority of human history, understood through transcendent cosmology and religion, by exploring an intentional universe.

Keywords: Postmaterial; Spiritual Psychology; Conscious Universe

Article.  1767 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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