Combining philosophical reflection with deep self-exploration, this book delves into the ancient mystery of death and rebirth, emphasizing collective transformation rather than individual transformation. Drawing upon his twenty years of experience working with psychedelic states, Bache argues that when the deep psyche is hyper-stimulated using Stanislav Grof's powerful therapeutic protocols, the healing that results sometimes extends beyond the individual to the collective unconscious of humanity itself.
Bache believes that the global systems crisis we are entering will trigger a dark night of our collective soul and an equally profound collective rebirth. By incorporating Sheldrake’s morphic field theory, Peter Russell’s global brain theory, Ken Ring’s near-death episode research, and chaos theory, he outlines some of the mechanisms through which such a transformation might take place with unexpected speed.
“This is a very important contribution to transpersonal psychology; I know very few books that represent such a unique balance of critical thinking and deep personal experience. The author’s extensive knowledge of philosophical, religious, and psychological literature makes it possible for him to provide solid grounding for the profound insights from his nonordinary states of consciousness. Christopher Bache is one of the most creative and imaginative thinkers in the transpersonal field.” - Stanislav Grof, author of The Way of the Psychonaut
“This is truly a landmark book in consciousness studies that is five star reading. Its strength is to combine scholarship in the further reaches of consciousness studies with the most profound experiential insights into the underlying nature of the universe that I have read anywhere.” - David Lorimer, Program Director, Scientific and Medical Network
“I find Dark Night, Early Dawn to be the most powerful book I have ever read.” - Myron Stolaroff, author of The Secret Chief Revealed