VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Selected Samples

 

CIENCIA Y RELIGIÓN

Una Visión Postcolonial

Director Ulises Charles Rodriguez: "Como parte de un documental que está siendo filmado tuve la oportunidad de entrevistar a Jorge Ferrer, uno de los teóricos mas destacados en el campo de la psicología transpersonal, religión y misticismo comparado. El documental abordara la discusión entre religión y ciencia desde un punto de vista postcolonial."

 

NOVOGAMIA

Nuevos Formatos Sexoafectivos

Charla introductoria a la novogamia o modos de relaciones íntimas mas allá de la dicotomía monogamia/poliamor. Descubre un nuevo paradigma relacional enraizado en la libertad relacional y la apertura a nuestra fluidez y diversidad internas. Evento moderado por David Barba.

 

MONOGAMY, POLYAMORY, AND INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS

Interview by Jeffrey Mishlove for NEW THINKING ALLOWED

Jeffrey Mishlove: "Jorge Ferrer shows that the same pluralistic approach that he takes toward mystical paths can also be applied in the arena of human relationships. He describes mainstream western culture as 'mononormative'-- meaning that sexual monogamy is the primary standard. However, he acknowledges that this leads to various complications -- particularly widespread adultery. A variety of other relationship models also exist including polyamory, serial monogamy, open marriages, and even modes beyond the monogamy/polyamory binary."

 

THE FUTURE OF RELIGION (PART 2)

Invited talk, Center for Spirituality and Health, University of Florida

This is Part 2 of a talk outlining a participatory vision of the future of religion. For the rest of the talk, search in YouTube for "Ferrer Future of Religion"

 

THE FUTURE OF RELIGION (PART 5)

Invited talk, Center for Spirituality and Health, University of Florida

This is Part 5 of a talk outlining a participatory vision of the future of religion. For the rest of the talk, search in YouTube for "Ferrer Future of Religion"

 

EMBODIED SPIRITUALITY

Interview by Jeffrey Mishlove for NEW THINKING ALLOWED

Jeffrey Mishlove: "Jorge Ferrer maintains that many spiritual seekers engage in one-sided approaches that do not incorporate an appreciation of the human body. In fact, certain traditions disparage the body as being animalistic and unspiritual. He advocates a revised version of the Bodhisatva Vow (for Buddhists and non-Buddhists) that emphasizes the enlightenment of all parts of the self -- as well as all sentient beings. He also discusses the role of sexual intimacy in spiritual practice."

 

THE TRANSPERSONAL-INTEGRAL DIALOGUE

Integral European Conference
(with Roger Walsh, Jorge Ferrer, Bence Ganti, & Rob McNamara)

"SPECIAL GUEST AT IEC 2018 in Hungary was JORGE FERRER in our TRANSPERSONAL-INTEGRAL DIALOGUE.

We did a Jorge Ferrer-Roger Walsh-Bence Ganti's Main Stage Dialogue led by the amazing Rob McNamara, Integral Facilitator and Teacher at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, USA."

Warning: Probably one of the funniest, weirdest, and healing dialogues happening ever at an academic conference... ;) 

For the full photo album, go to: Transpersonal-Integral Dialogue Photo Album

 

THE EXISTENCE OF SPIRITUAL ENTITIES

Interview by Jeffrey Mishlove for NEW THINKING ALLOWED

Jeffrey Mishlove: "Jorge Ferrer notes that many people have reported contacts with spiritual entities of both a positive and negative nature. He describes several of his own experiences. He also acknowledges the difficulty in determining if these experiences involve autonomous entities, independent of his own consciousness. He advocates a post-colonial research approach in which scientists will work together as equals with indigenous shamans and other experiencers."

 

DOCUMENTARY: POSTCOLONIAL KNOWLEDGE

Interviews with Jorge Ferrer, Charles Tart, Glenn Hartelius, and Others

This is a short documentary that shows some of the contributions of postcolonial thought to transpersonal psychology. It shows a critique to western thought, the division of science and religion, and some perspectives of how to open our selves to different knowledges.

 

COMPARATIVE MYSTICISM

Interview by Jeffrey Mishlove for NEW THINKING ALLOWED

In this wide-ranging conversation, Jorge and Jeff share their memories and reflections about a wide range of mystical paths. The discussion focuses on the relative merits of following set instructions from a guru to seek mystical insights. Another perspective come from the literature concerning spontaneous awakening of consciousness. Jorge explains why he believes that the mystics of many different traditions often feel closer to each other than they are with the more conservative, orthodox members of their own faith community.

 

POLIAMOR, MONOAMOR Y NOVOGAMIAS

Podcast con Paula Busto y Marcos Gutierrez Sanjuan

Paula y Marcos: "Jorge Ferrer nos ilumina hablándonos de las múltiples alternativas a la monogamia preestablecida a través de su visión elevada, profunda, experiencial y académica."

 

JORGE FERRER IN CONVERSATION

Podcast with Bruce Alderman and Layman Pascal

In this episode of The Future Faces of Spirit, Jorge Ferrer joins Bruce Alderman and Layman Pascal for a warm and wide-ranging discussion of the implications and promise of a participatory approach to religion and spirituality for our time. Topics covered include spiritual individuation versus spiritual unity, participatory metaphysics, the move beyond pluralism, the relationship of participatory and integral paradigms, the return of the feminine and the re-sacralization of nature, subtle energies and realms, the necessity of full-being integration and "bodyfulness," the integral bodhisattva vow, and much more.

 

SPIRIT MATTERS PODCAST

Podcast with Phillip Goldberg and Denis Raimondi

Ferrer's latest book, Participation and the Mystery: Transpersonal Essays in Psychology, Education, and Religion, examines topics such as relationship between science and transpersonal psychology, the nature of a fully embodied spirituality, and the future of religion. We spoke about a range of subjects related to modern spirituality, in particular his perspective on participatory spirituality, which holds that human beings are active co-creators of spiritual phenomena and worlds.