Transpersonal Activism: Transpersonal Rights as Human Rights
In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, a growing global community of transpersonal activists feels that access to practices and therapies which support transpersonal states should be recognized as a basic human right. The term “transpersonal” may not be familiar to everyone (yet) but what it means is something pretty simple and familiar to most. “Trans” means “through” or “beyond” and so transpersonal implies experiencing and understanding life, the world and cosmos through or beyond the limits of personal identity or self, or, beyond the ego. People may experience the transpersonal as a result of dedicated contemplative practice (for example, meditation and mindfulness) and participation in spiritual/religious ritual, intentionally engaging in compassion/altruism, learning how to have out of body experiences, or by spontaneously experiencing peak or mystical states. Since these states of expanded consciousness and self are so common, we believe they hold great promise for improved individual well-being, spiritual growth and social harmony.
Do you have the passion of an activist?
Do you believe in the fundamental right of all people to be able to access and engage in consciousness expanding practices for medicinal, therapeutic, spiritual and social purposes?
Are you interested in participating in a project to promote transpersonal rights?
Then you might be interested an activist project to promote transpersonal rights.
Dr. Regina Hess is leading a project with the European Transpersonal Association (EUROTAS) to advocate for the right to engage in transpersonal practices to be recognized internationally as a human right. This right would include the right to practice and participate in indigenous spiritual traditions, world religions, shamanism, and non-denominational movements.
Dr. Hess is looking for enthusiastic transpersonal researchers, practitioners, and leaders, to co-participate in defining the vision, aims, strategy and content for this initiative. A proposal will be presented at EUROTAS’ XIX European Transpersonal Conference in St. Petersburg in September 2018. If you are interested in participating, please contact Dr. Hess directly with the first contact form below. Alternatively, there will be a call to discuss the project further on Monday 14 May. If you’d like to join the call, please email Lorraine Clewer through the second contact form below.
I Would Like to Participate in the EUROTAS Project & Contact Dr Hess