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Paul Kiritsis, PsyD candidate, DPhil., MA (Psychology), MA (History)

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Empathy: Innate or Learned?

Putting oneself in the shoes of another comes easily to most of us. We cry at projected images on electronic media of rustic peoples who have just lost their homes to natural disasters; feel anger and resentment towards minorities being discriminated against because of their race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or gender; and orchestrate rallies holding aloft powerful political slog ..

The Dreaming Self: How much do we really know about dreams?

Time has revealed dream phenomena as paradoxical realms that are highly resistant to empirical investigation. Despite attempts to probe, encroach upon, uncover, and map territory traditionally exalted under philosophical inquiry, they remain enigmatic and ineffable. Dreams fascinate, mesmerize us, and pique our curiosity, namely because they appear so diametrically opposed to  ..

Photos from the Book Launch for Confessions of a Split Mind

Here are some photos from the Confessions of a Split Mind book launch on Saturday 17th February at 12.00pm at the Sofia University Library in Palo Alto. ..

Official Book Launch Announced

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Towards an Integrated Theory of Personality and Personal Growth

Remembering the Self: Personal insignia depicting my integrated theory of personal development. What we term the “self” cannot be completely divested from personality and personal growth, and the two are not mutually exclusive terms. What we recognize as an integrated and unremitting sense of self is in fact the product of an ephemeral interaction between tha ..

Confessions of a Split Mind: Pacific Book Review

“In Confessions of a Split Mind, Paul Kiritsis has created something quite unique in the realm of modern publishing. His journal teaches basic aspects of the functioning of the mind along with giving the reader a basic understanding of some of the big philosophical questions as they relate to the brain. Through the creative and often lively argument between The Unknown Pilot, Solim, ..

Confessions of a Split Mind: Review by US Review of Books

SOLIM: I struggle to understand how random activations in functionally specialized regions of an input-deprived cortex could somehow translate into a meaningful, complex, and symbolically rich experience on the phenomenological level." In the question of God versus the natural world, there are many ways to align yourself. Some strictly adhere to scientific thinking or religious  ..

Confessions of a Split Mind: Press Release

Underlying processes of a split mind revealed Narration that Demonstrates the Universal Plight for Meaning and Purpose The book begins with a quote by Antonin Artaud: “Nobody has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except to literally get out of hell.” Confessions of a Split Mind is a compendium of  ..

Metamorphosis Through Conscious Living: A Transpersonal Psychology Perspective

The long-awaited Cambridge Scholars publication, “Metamorphosis through Conscious Living: A Transpersonal Psychology Perspective” is now out. It contains Paul’s expository chapter on precognitive dreams as well as other articles on a wide array of transpersonal topics–everything from the resurgence of the aesthetically feminine, the role of psychedelics in encounters wi ..

Straddling Worldviews: Reality through the eyes of a modern mystic

Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing the congenial, effervescent Charity Ann Ross [or C’ante Was’te Winyan, denoting “Woman with a Good Heart” in the Dakota Sioux language], a woman who lives with one foot in a materialistic, linear universe on which the hegemony of the Western mind sciences are predicated and the other in the animistic, non-material univer ..