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Cornelissen, Matthijs R.M. MD



Matthijs Cornelissen teaches Integral Psychology at the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education in Pondicherry. He is a Dutch physician who settled in India in 1976. In 1981 he co-founded Mirambika, a research centre for integral education in New-Delhi. He is deeply interested in finding ways to introduce some of the psychological knowledge and know-how that developed as part of the Indian spiritual tradition into academic Psychology. To this end he founded in 2001 the Sri Aurobindo Centre for Consciousness Studies, and in 2006 the Indian Psychology Institute, both in Pondicherry. He organized several conferences, seminars and workshops and published articles related to consciousness studies, yoga-based research methodologies and Indian psychology. He edited three books: Consciousness and Its Transformation (2001), Indian Psychology, Consciousness and Yoga (2004), and Foundations of Indian Psychology (2010 / 2014); He also maintains the websites and