“This is a very important contribution to transpersonal psychology. I know very few books that represent such a unique balance of critical thinking and deep personal experience. The author’s extensive knowledge of philosophical, religious, and psychological literature makes it possible for him to provide solid grounding for the profound insights from his nonordinary states of consciousness….Christopher Bache is one of the most creative and imaginative thinkers in the transpersonal field.”
—Stanislav Grof, author of Beyond the Brain and The Cosmic Game
“Dark Night, Early Dawn is the most important book I have read in recent years. Whenever I present a brief summary of its major ideas, it unfailingly arouses intense interest. I believe Bache’s work evokes this response because he has articulated, with superb clarity, rigor, and depth of insight, a radically expanded perspective on the deeper nature of individual human experience….With moving honesty and a rare lack of inflation, Bache has brought forth a conception of the human psyche that intimately reconnects the personal ordeals and awakenings of the individual to the larger collective suffering and spiritual transformation of the entire human species, at this most crucial of historical periods. This is a book to read soon and to integrate carefully.
—Richard Tarnas, author of The Passion of the Western Mind and Cosmos and Psyche