If you are reading this review, it means you already have first hand knowledge about ordinary and non ordinary states of consciousness and you are now interested in the deeper "sitting" experience. If not, then go back to Kylea's first book,"The breath Work Experience" and get someone to teach you appropriate breathing techniques. Or find any of the so many forms you can undergo to open the depth of non ordinary space. Today there is even a molecule that would do it in 15 minutes, something I am sure does not surprises Kylea, as it was in 95, the year this book was published, that the molecule was formally given its deserved attention and respect.
What becomes important in this book is the still deeper set and setting sitter experience.
The turn of the century and later years that followed 1995 would see our present subject under discussion divided into two mayor views regarding the matter, two perspectives: Kylea Taylor's and Wolfgang Giegerich's.
Back then Kylea Taylor's young presence was emerging from the hands of a revitalized freudian researcher by the name of Stanislav Grof. In this, her second book, we discover the crystal sharp and well written theoretical proposition to add (more like life-inject) the dimension of non-ordinary states of consciousness right into Freudian transferential ideas, heart of Freudian theory.
The other psychological presence at the time was an interesting philosophical way to present psychological and ethical issues by declaring the non ordinary itself as "neurotically fabricated" and obsolete... and period... gone! No more talking about and therefore transferential dynamic matter terms were replaced in importance by a new face phrase: "the psychological difference", a concept that would become the heart-core of Wolfgang Giegerich.
Looking at them both now from a distant, we could say that Kylea Taylor was making an attempt to incorporate spirituality into Freudian ideas, while Giegerich was doing exactly the reversal: Making all attempts to take away from Jungian thought the importance given to synchronicity and to the "fabricated" mystical.
Which of the two ideas do you think fits our present reality best today?
Both plus their difference? I think I'll choose to be a participatory sitter for this second decade. it is is Kylea's decade and she is accompanied by a large group of enlightened interpersonal Jungians and a lot of interesting Consciousness, Cultural and historical research backing her crisp thought. She is also one of the best psychological researcher, crystal clear writer and teacher I have ever read.