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This paradigm deals with the extra personal and those experiences that patients have related that have been outside their own personal or ego These experiences are vast and in many cases quite bizarre They make up a large portion of the phenomena encountered when dealing with the unknown realms of the human psyche This first section of the Transpersonal Paradigm will be introduced as Temporal Expansions of Consciousness This phenomenon consists of those experiences that transcend the traditional human ability to comprehend time The first section in this area is noted as Ancestral Experiences This category of transpersonal experiences is characterized by a strong sense of regression in historical timeThe individual feels that his memory has transcended its usual limits and that he is in touch with information related to the life of his biological ancestors Sometimes such experiences are related to comparatively recent historyIn an extreme form however they can reach back many generations or even centuries In general the content of these phenomena is always compatible with the individuals racial background and cultural history Realms of the Human Unconscious 162 Examples of this phenomenon are such as a Jewish subject who experienced episodes from tribal life in Israel during Biblical times developing a deep bond with historical religious and cultural heritage A person of Scandinavian origin witnessed various scenes from the adventurous explorations and conquests of the Vikings with a great vividness of specific detail in regard to garments weapons jewelry and naval technique An Afro-American relived sequences from the life of his African ancestors involving ordinary village life as well as rich festivities and rituals and on other occasions relive traumatic events from the early history of slavery A specific example of such a case would involve a fifty-year old psychologist named Nadja During an LSD training session Nadja relived a specific moment in her mothers life She found herself sitting under a wooden porch peeking up at her relatives aunts and
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