Jorge N. Ferrer

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"Jorge N Ferrer, Ph.D., is chair of the department of East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco. He has also a degree of Lic. Psicologia Clinica (1991) from the University of Barcelona (Spain). He has been a fellow of "La Caixa" Foundation, a research fellow of the Catalonian Council, and an ERASMUS scholar at the University of Wales (United Kingdom).

"Ferrer is the author of Revisioning Transpersonal Theory: A Participatory Vision of Human Spirituality (SUNY Press, 2002), and co-editor of The Participatory Turn: Spirituality, Mysticism, Religious Studies (SUNY Press, 2008). He is also the author of many articles and book chapters on transpersonal studies, and editor of a monographic issue of ReVision on "New Horizons in Contemporary Spirituality." His writings have appeared in The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, The Journal of Transformative Education, World Futures: The Journal of General Evolution, ReVision: The Journal of Consciousness and Transformation, The Scientific and Medical Network Review, The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, The Salamander Review, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Kosmos: An Integral Approach to Global Awakening, and Tikkun: Politics, Spirituality, Culture, among other publications. He currently serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, ReVision, Spirituality and Health International, The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, The Journal of Transpersonal Research, and Journal of Men: Masculinites and Spirituality.

"A leading scholar on Transformative Practices and Integral Epistemology at the Esalen Center for Theory and Research California, he also served as member of the Planning Committee of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship's BASE (Buddhist Alliance for Social Engagement).

"Ferrer teaches courses on transpersonal studies, embodied spiritual inquiry, comparative mysticism, integral development, theoretical research, and spiritual perspectives on sexuality and relationships, as well as offers workshops, seminars, and presentations on integral spirituality and education both nationally and internationally. Featured in The Journal of Transformative Education, Religion & Education, and Journal of Holistic Education, his participatory integral pedagogy is the focus of Yoshiharu Nakagawa and Yoshiko Matsuda's Transformative Inquiry: An Integral Approach (Kyoto, Japan: Institute of Human Sciences, 2010), an anthology of writings based on Ferrer's recent teaching at Ritsumekian University, Kyoto.

"In 2000, Ferrer received the received the Fetzer Institute's Presidential Award for his seminal work on consciousness studies. Since 2003 he is an advisor to the Salamander Fund for the Advanced Study of Consciousness, and in 2009 he became an advisor to the organization Religions for Peace at the United Nations on a research project aimed at solving global interreligious conflict."[1]

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  1. Jorge N. Ferrer, ciis, accessed January 8, 2012.
  2. About, Archai, accessed January 8, 2012.