Integral Psychology Conference

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Sufism and Integral Yoga are two spiritual systems who have mastered the art of the transformation of egocentric consciousness (Nafs in Sufism and The Vital Ego in Integral Psychology) using heart-centered approaches. This lecture discussed the process of integration of egocentric and psychocentric consciousness in both systems by discussing the process of “psychic transformation” in integral psychology and the stages of psycho-spiritual transformation in Sufi psychology.


Presenter: Bahman A.K. Shirazi, Ph.D. is faculty member and former Director of Graduate Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies, as well as faculty member at John F. Kennedy and Dominican Universities. Among his areas of teaching and research are integral psychology, psychology of Sufism and cross-cultural psychology. He has published a book chapter titled: Integral Psychology: The Metaphors and Processes of Personal Integration based on his presentation at the second Integral Psychology Conference in Pondicherry, India in 2001.