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Modern psychology concerns itself more with what Sri Aurobindo describes as the 'outer being' of an individual—the being that is comprised of the outer physical, outer vital, and outer mental. Where it goes behind and beyond the outer being, it often lacks the deeper perspectives that come from the ancient Indian tradition. Sri Aurobindo, from whose writings scholars have evolved the subject of Integral Psychology, describes the gamut of the human being—the outer being, the inner being, and the innermost or psychic being. In addition, Sri Aurobindo describes various levels of consciousness from the inconscient to the superconscient that form the vertical scale of consciousness. The practice of Sri Aurobindo's Integral Yoga is based largely upon this picture of the human being.

SABDA's psychology titles by authors other than Sri Aurobindo and the Mother range over various aspects of the topic. Some include passages from the primary material that give an overview of the salient aspects of Sri Aurobindo's and the Mother's psychological thought. These authors explicate Integral Psychology in the context of modern psychology. Integral Psychology, they hold, is not mysticism or occultism just because it is related to yoga; rather, Integral Yoga is a set of yogic practices that involve describable psychological processes.

In almost all titles that extensively quote Sri Aurobindo and Mother, essays by the authors explicate and/or expand on the primary material, offering insights that enrich the quotations. Often, the titles carry forewords or introductions of value to the scholar and student alike, pieces which serve to introduce either the topic or Sri Aurobindo and the Mother themselves. The psychology titles not only explore the subject of Integral Psychology, but also delve into cognate areas such as psychoanalysis, juxtapose theories drawn from Sri Aurobindo's and the Mother's psychological thought with other theorists', and even go so far apparently afield as to explore the symbology of the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt in the light of Sri Aurobindo. Most of the authors are professionals in various fields of psychology and psychoanalysis.

Visitors to the site who are interested in psychology are encouraged to browse this section by clicking on the titles below. All of these titles carry an 'About' the book section and some come with a 'Review' section too.


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A Greater Psychology (For sale only in India)
An Introduction to the Psychological Thought of Sri Aurobindo
— Edited by A. S. Dalal
ISBN: 978-81-7058-659-3
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 426
Price: Rs 225

Sri Aurobindo and the Future Psychology
Supplement to A Greater Psychology
— A. S. Dalal with contributions by Brant Cortright, Michael Miovic, Alok Pandey
ISBN: 978-93-5210-035-4
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 422
Price: Rs 220

Integral Yoga and Psychoanalysis - I
— Miranda Vannucci
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 145
Price: Rs 600

Integral Yoga and Psychoanalysis - II
Suffering, Gratitude, and Joy
— Miranda Vannucci
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 140
Price: Rs 600

Integral Yoga and Psychoanalysis - III
On Love
— Miranda Vannucci
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 151
Price: Rs 600

Psychology, Mental Health and Yoga
Essays on Sri Aurobindo's Psychological Thought; Implications of Yoga for Mental Health
— A. S. Dalal
ISBN: 978-81-924477-0-4
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 161
Price: Rs 120

The Quest for Knowledge and Mastery
A Comparative Study of Motivation in the Light of Sri Aurobindo
— Martha S. G. Orton
ISBN: 978-81-901891-7-0
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 358
Price: Rs 360

Sri Aurobindo, Jung and Vedic Yoga
— Prof. Satya Prakash Singh
ISBN: 978-81-87471-90-5
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 462
Price: Rs 1395

The Way of Horus
The Pictorial Way of Ancient Egypt
— Medhananda
ISBN: 978-81-86413-37-1
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 281
Price: Rs 280

Archetypes of Liberation
Psychodynamics of Ancient Egypt
— Medhananda
ISBN: 978-81-86413-38-8
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 243
Price: Rs 260

The Pyramids and the Sphinx
As seen by the Ancient Egyptians in Hieroglyphic Inscriptions
— Medhananda
ISBN: 978-81-86413-39-5
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 127
Price: Rs 160

The Royal Cubit
Psychometrics of Ancient Egypt
— Medhananda
ISBN: 978-81-86413-40-1
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 247
Price: Rs 260

The Ancient Egyptian Senet Game
The Game of Archetypes
— Medhananda
ISBN: 978-81-86413-36-4
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 389
Price: Rs 300


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