Transpersonal Psychology: Altered States of Consciousness, Biofeedback, and Neurotechnology

Role of Quantum Physics in Transpersonal Psychology

Author(s): Raul Valverde

Pp: 71-82 (12)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815036459122010007

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The three major schools of thought on the origin of consciousness are
neuroscientists, sceptics, and quantum physicists. The quantum school explains
consciousness using quantum theories, claiming that consciousness has a quantum
origin, is non-local, and is created from vibrating entities that can have multiple
versions depending on the observer's perception. Although most traditional psychology
schools use the neuroscientist model, the quantum consciousness model has recently
received a lot of attention because it can be used to support more metaphysical
paradigms of psychology, such as metapsychology and transpersonal psychology
which recognize the dualistic nature of the human (spiritual and physical). Although
the quantum consciousness model is not well understood or accepted by traditional
psychologists, it does provide a multidimensional view of the human being that may
explain the complex human consciousness that is still a mystery to most of us who are
fascinated by the creativity and wonderful power of the human mind. 

Keywords: Consciousness, Metaphysics, Metapsychology, Quantum physics, Transpersonal psychology.

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