Douglas Lockhart has been an Honorary Research Associate with the University of Tasmanian’s School of Philosophy in Australia for nine years, is an Associate Member of the Westar Institute in the US, and Writer in Residence with the Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania. During the seventies, in London (1969-1979), he served for three years on the central committee of the Association for Humanistic Psychology and helped set up awareness groups for deprived children in the city’s East End. During this period he also taught Meditation in Action at the Franklin School of Contemporary Studies in London, and was involved in experimental biofeedback work with a leading UK specialist involved in the development of pain control techniques. This was done in conjunction with a cancer specialist at Bart’s hospital in London, and resulted in his being part of a thermo-photographic experimental project at Bart’s to do with Hatha Yoga postures. This project also involved Douglas in Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) registrations in connection with meditational states.
Throughout this period Douglas worked as a freelance journalist, and that, basically, is what Douglas is, a journalist fortunate enough to have gained academic recognition on the basis of his published works and their orientation. In this vein his writing style is investigative, his conclusions experientially based, his intention the presentation of a point of view born not only from experience but also from wide intellectual engagement.
Literary endorsement for differing portions of his published works have come from:
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Some of the aforementioned have already read and evaluated the first two volumes of The Perennial Philosophy Revisited, their conclusions added to those particular volumes and other earlier writings. Further endorsement will be forthcoming for volume three.
THE PERENNIAL PHILOSOPHY REVISITED (a trilogy)
Skirmish: The Cosmological Vision of Alexis Sabazius.
Julia Flips her Lid:
The Paradise Complex:
Jesus the Heretic:
The Dark Side of God:
Going Beyond the Jesus Story: An Examination of Christian Belief, Mystical Experience and the Ongoing Development of Conscious Awareness.
The Mar Saba Codex : A New Kind of Fiction for the New Century.
Time and Timelessness – The Enigma of Time and timelessness, or Non-Time, in relation to our ongoing sense of self and its origin in experience.
Modernism’s Implacable Presence – George Steiner and the Necessities of Ordered Feeling
Rediscovering the Already Known – Champions of a Person-Centred Psychology
Plato’s Royal Road of Mysticism – Psyche’s Thresholds and Entry Points
The Eleusinian Mysteries – Another look at the Greek Mysteries
The Gap Between Subject & Object – Transparency Versus Nothingness
The Mutual Dilemma of East & West – An Alternative Approach to Greek Philosophy
On Our NOT being disabled by the Reductionist Argument – Thomas Nagel Stirs the Philosophical Pot
The Schleiermacher-Manichaean Synthesis – On our Having the Capacity to Realise a Consummate Self-Consciousness
The Ubiquitous Architypes – The Ecstasy of D. H. Lawrence
The Dawkins-Hitchens Dilemma – The Polarisation or Science and Religion
The Myth of Apostolic Authority – The power of a lie when it is a thumping big one.
The Historical Whitewash – An examination of the historical origins of the Roman Catholic Church.
Homo Mysticus – The anti-conventional, anti-collective and anti-dogmatic nature of mysticism.
The Lost Secret of Christianity – A technical reappraisal of ‘attention and ‘awareness’ in a Christian context.
Pell Mell To Hell – Cardinal Pell’s Apostolic Assumptions – Getting Down to the Historical Basics.
The Price of Christmas – Reconnecting with the innocence of childhood.
Rebel with a Cause – George Pell and the brothers Jensen.
The Resurrection of Jesus – Comments on Joan Bakewell’s BBC Documentary on the Resurrection of Jesus
Tracking Down Jesus in Santa Rosa – with Karen Armstrong, Don Cupitt, John Shelby Spong and Lloyd Geering.
The Underneath of Things – The Church’s masterstroke in defining the human psyche as the underworld.
Out of Body Experiences – An examination of ‘out-of-body experience’ and the subconscious will.
What I Used To Believe – What I Used To Believe about Jesus