A Radical History of Consciousness and the Awakened Self
· Recasts psychology as a vehicle not for mental health but for higher consciousness
· Shows that we have consciousness for a reason; it is humanity's unique contribution to the cosmos
· Integrates the work of Freud, Jung, Gurdjieff, Tony Robbins, Rudolf Steiner, the Dalai Lama as well as ESP, the Kabbalah, tarot, dreams and kundalini yoga
The culmination of 30 years of research, WHERE DOES THE MIND END? takes you on an inward journey through the psyche--exploring the highest states of consciousness; the insights and theories of ancient and modern philosophers, psychologists and mystics; the power of dreams, chi energy, tarot and kundalini yoga and proof of telepathy and other facets of parapsychology - to explain the mystery of consciousness and construct a comprehensive model of mind and its nearly infinite possibilities.
Starting with the ancients and early philosophers such as Zoroaster, Aristotle, Descartes and Leibniz, the author examines models of mind that take into account divine and teleological components, the problem and goal of self-understanding, the mind/body conundrum and holographic paradigms. Seifer then moves to modern times to explain the full range of Freud's psychoanalytic model of mind, exploring such ideas as the ego, superego and id; the unconscious; creativity and self-actualisation. Recasting psychology as a vehicle not for mental health but for higher consciousness, he shows that by casting off the mechanical mental operation of day-to-day life, we naturally attain the self-integration to which traditional psychology has long aspired.
Using Freud's psychoanalytical model as framework, he reveals an overarching theory of mind and consciousness that incorporates such diverse concepts as Jung's collective psyche; ESP; the Kabbalah; Gurdjieff's ideas on behaviourism and the will; the philosophies of Wilhelm Reich, P. D. Ouspensky and Nikola Tesla; the personality redevelopment strategies of Tony Robbins and the Dalai Lama's and Rudolf Steiner's ideas on the highest states of consciousness.
By entering the true path to fulfilment of the soul's will, we help the planet by transforming ourselves and raising our energy to a higher realm.