Science has brought us to a place where we can walk in living awe of the ongoing miracle that is the world. Perhaps the true purpose of science is to apprehend new realms of the awesome.
During my years traipsing around the Amazon, I had the opportunity to study with shamans and healers. Some were masters who worked with the ayahuasca vine. One of them, don Ramon, during his nighttime healing ceremonies, would load his pipe with jungle tobacco and turn to a patient and "sing his jaguar down from the tree."
On January 8th, dozens of people in the small town of Stephenville, Texas witnessed a mysterious phenomenon in the evening sky – intensely bright lights that many believe were a UFO. Yet stranger still was the media frenzy that followed. Is the sudden mainstream interest in UFOs a sign of something deeper emerging in the public consciousness?
Modern science could solve most of the urgent problems in today's world. Yet the problems that stand in the way are not economical or technological; their deepest sources lie inside the human personality. After more 50 years of intensive study of holotropic states of consciousness, I have come to the conclusion that the theoretical concepts and practical approaches developed by transpersonal psychology could help alleviate the current global crisis. These observations suggest a radical psychospiritual transformation of humanity is not only possible, but is already underway.