Combining philosophical reflections with deep self-exploration to delve into the ancient mystery of death and rebirth, this book emphasizes collective rather than individual transformation. Drawing upon twenty years of experience working with non-ordinary states, Bache argues that when the deep psyche is hyper-stimulated using Stanislav Grof’s powerful therapeutic methods, the healing that results sometimes extends beyond the individual to the collective unconscious of humanity itself.
Bache believes that the impending global crisis of sustainability will play a critical role in humanity’s collective transformation, triggering a profound dark night of our collective soul and an equally profound rebirth. By incorporating Sheldrake’s morphic field theory, Peter Russell’s global brain theory, Ken Ring’s near-death episode research, and chaos theory, he outlines some of the mechanisms through which such a transformation might take place with unexpected speed.
-Suny Press, 2000
This book is an invitation to explore the deep interiority of teaching and the dynamics of collective consciousness. It studies the subtle mind-to-mind and heart-to-heart connections that spring up between teachers and students in the classroom, unbidden but too frequent and too pointed to be accidental. It investigates what I call the field dynamics of mind, examining influences that radiate invisibly around us as we teach. It explores the emergence of a true collective intelligence that skillfully integrates the many minds present into larger patterns of discovery and transformation. In short, it invites teachers to meet their students in a classroom that is more alive and more interconnected than we had previously thought possible, and in the process to take our teaching to a more conscious level.
Unique in scope, Lifecycles combines the best scientific studies of reincarnation with philosophically sound yet accessible discussion of its implications. It both describes the dynamics of rebirth and explores the broader ramifications of adopting reincarnation as part of one’s vision of life.
The book begins with a synthesis of recent findings from consciousness research and near-death studies, including the work of scholars and therapists such as Ian Stevenson and Stanislav Grof. After critically surveying the most compelling evidence for rebirth, Lifecycles emphasizes the lessons for self-awareness and spiritual growth inherent in a reincarnating world. Understanding the larger Cycle of Life begins to reconnect us to the deeper order and intelligence and beauty of our universe and its source.
-Paragon House, 1991