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There is currently no single theory integrating all the various meanings of the self concept. The purpose of this paper is to develop an overarching metapsychology by which all aspects of the self can be understood.  Consequently, this paper engages in an analysis of the self as it appears in cognitive-behavior psychology and the psychoanalytic theories of ego and self psychology. It is possible to identify two principle concepts by which the various aspects of the self can be compared and classified: the Conflation Frame, the collapsing of the various aspects of the self into a single rendering; and the Integral Interface, the theoretical framework within which each of these aspects of self can be appropriately differentiated and subsumed.


There is currently no single theory integrating all the various meanings of the self concept. The purpose of this paper is to develop an overarching metapsychology by which all aspects of the self can be understood. Consequently, this paper engages in an analysis of the self as it appears in humanistic-existential theories. As a result, it is possible to identify two principle concepts by which the various aspects of the self can be compared and classified: the Conflation Frame, the collapsing of the various aspects of the self into a single rendering; the Integral Interface, the theoretical framework within which each of these aspects of self can be appropriately differentiated and subsumed and; and the Integral Axes, the two tracks by which the individual grows and develops, that is, self-actualization and self-emancipation.


There is currently no single theory integrating all the various meanings of the self concept. The purpose of this paper is to develop an overarching metapsychology by which all aspects of the self can be understood. Consequently, this paper engages in an analysis of the self as it appears in transpersonal theories. As a result, it is possible to identify two principle concepts by which the various aspects of the self can be compared and classified: the S/self and the Twin-Tiers, the presence of both a lower self and deeper Self as aspects of the individual; as well as the presence of nondual reality (i.e., God), which is described relative to two fundamental processes: the Illusion of Relatedness and the Grid of Attention.


This paper presents an integration of transpersonal structural theory—Wilber’s pre/trans fallacy and Washburn and Grof’s transpersonal theory. It is suggested that confusing prepersonal life experiences for prenatal life experiences—as well as preferring higher stages over deeper stages of transpersonal consciousness—commits the “trans/trans fallacy.” Further, it is claimed that Avatar Adi Da’s spiritual revelation provides the missing link whereby transpersonal structural theory can be integrated: the “conjoining” of the prenatal and prepersonal selves.


This paper claims that the ultimate issue confronting transpersonal theory is that of nondualism. However, scholarly accounts, such as those of Ken Wilber and David Loy, do not include or else misrepresent the spiritual revelation of a contemporary spiritual master crucial to the understanding of nondualism: Avatar Adi Da Samraj. Adi Da not only offers a more insightful account of nondual reality than can be found in contemporary scholarly texts, but also a dimension of nondualism not found in any previous spiritual revelation.


The purpose of this dissertation is to develop an overarching metapsychology by which all aspects of the ego can be understood. To accomplish this, I engage an analysis of the ego as it appears in the psychodynamic theories of Freud and Jung and the nondual spiritual revelation of Adi Da Samraj. These three accounts correlate with the three broad categories within which all possible orientations toward the ego reside. As a result of this process, the nondualism of Adi Da emerges as the overriding context within which the psychic structure of Freud and Jung could be most clearly understood.


Transpersonal psychology is currently embroiled in a “dichotomy debate,” summarized by three fundamental errors : 1) arguing in favor of either higher and deeper consciousness, without realizing that they are essentially the same ; 2) collapsing the various levels of higher and deeper consciousness into a single level; and 3) confusing higher and deeper consciousness for Consciousness Itself (or God). The purpose of this paper is to extend the parameters of transpersonal psychology to include the true nature of “nondualism” or the true relationship of S/self to God.


The original epiphany of my integral theory of the psyche.  In this paper, I attempt to outline the parameters of my personality theory—associating it with weltanschauung.  The parameters of this personality theory include both ontogony and phylogony, or the ways in which the individual develops throughout the course of their life and the ways in which the species of human beings evolve throughout the course of history.  In this paper, I address the main objectives of my integral theory, which is to include all points of view on the psyche within a single weltanschauung.






The Self and the Integral Interface: Toward a New Understanding of Whole Person

Part I

The Humanistic Psychologist








The Self and the Integral Interface: Toward a New Understanding of Whole Person

Part II

The Humanistic Psychologist










The Self and the Integral Interface: Toward a New Understanding of Whole Person

Part III

The Humanistic Psychologist








The Trans/Trans Fallacy and the Dichotomy Debate

The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies





Nondualism and the Divine Domain

The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies






The Integral Ego:  A Comparative Study of the Ego in the Work of Freud, Jung, and Adi Da

Ph.D. Dissertation:  Saybrook Graduate School



Nondualism and the Dichotomy Debate:  A Comparative Study of Transpersonal Theory and the Seven Stages of Live

M.A. Thesis:  Sonoma State University


A Weltanshauung of Personality Theory or the Process of being in the World being in the Being being in the World

B.A. Paper:  University of Washington






 


After decades of neglect, spirit-                 From psychoanalysis to trans-                      Sleeth integrates the Avatar
uality is being taken seriously by                cendence! Sleeth has given us a                    Adi Da’s teaching on psych-
an increasing number of psycho-                penetrating analysis of the ego                      ology and spirituality into 
therapists and clinicians.  For me               and the self.  Along the way he                      this analysis, providing a 
its main contribution is its sug-                   has welded the two great camps                   compelling argument for the
gested resolution of the Ego and               of transpersonal psychology:                          inclusion of spirituality into 
the Ultimate.  Those who read                  Wilber’s developmental ladder                      psychological theory and a
this book will never think or feel                and Grof’s holographic psyche.                     strong argument for the 
the same about God, Reality, or                This book will stretch your mind                    truth of the Avatar Adi Da’s
Self again.                                                 and challenge your spirit.                               teaching. 

                — Stanley Krippner,                                  — Allan Combs,                                             — iUniverse 
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        A New Understanding of the Whole Person

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          To download summary excerpts from Part I and Part II of The Integral Ego, please select the following:
              


 

         The Integral Ego answers the perennial question:  Who am I?  Simply put, the whole person includes not only the ego, but God.  Yet, there is a twist, for the ego is nothing but an illusion.  Therefore, the integration of the ego is the elimination of egoleaving in its wake what is nothing other than our own true nature all along:  God.  The Integral Ego represents the common core of the world’s great traditions of spirituality, philosophy, and psychology.


          To download a summary excerpt from my upcoming book on Integral Therapy, please select the following:




          The basic premise of Integral Therapy can be simply stated:  Love is the healing principle.  All therapeutic orientations, whether explicitly acknowledging it or not, are based on this principle.  Indeed, the efficacy of all therapeutic orientations results from this clinical equation:  the greater the awareness, the greater the love.  Therefore, positive outcomes from all approaches to clinical practice essentially rely on nondualism—especially “Radical” Non-Dualism.  

            
             For more information about Adi Da Samraj and Adidam, click here.

             For the story of my meeting with and miraculous healing by Adi Da Samraj, click here.

             To see an Open Letter to the critics of Adi Da Samraj, click here.

 


 


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