New: Who Was Eva Pierrakos?
Pathworker Paul Paquette, at the International Pathwork Conference in Rio last month, presents his painstaking research about Eva Pierrakos, who channeled the Pathwork Guide. What do we know about Eva, before she gave the first lecture in 1958? Paul sums it up:
It's been 60 years. On March 11, 1957, Eva Pierrakos (then Eva Broch) channeled the first Pathwork Guide Lecture, "The Sea of Life." Since then, the Pathwork has provided inspiration to spiritual seekers all over the world. Our Pathwork is a meeting of Eastern and Western spirituality. It stresses acceptance, and also action. It invites us into self-confrontation, of our negativity and destructiveness, but also invites us to celebrate the Divine Spark, the Godself within.
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Here is the first Lecture:
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Our Next Event:
"Lecture 210: "Visualization Process for Growing Into the Unitive State." On July 13th at 7pm
In July, we're having two events, one at the home of Traci and Joel Rosow, and the other at Shetler Studios. The first event, a discussion of Pathwork Guide Lecture 210, is on Friday, July 13th. The second is below, on July 20th at Shetler.
Lecture 210 is truly an eye-opener. A few quotes:
"You all know that visualization is quite essential to the creating and recreating work you do in meditation. Unless you can visualize the state you are to grow into, it is hardly possible to reach it."
"The freer the soul and the less encumbered by distortions, misconceptions, negativity, and destructive impulses, the more reliable become its choices. This applies both to the conscious and unconscious choice of figures we want to identify with, and also to the particular traits we decide to emulate or discard."
"Individual personalities choose their parents and environment on the basis of this principle while journeying from one incarnation to the next."
...and that's just from the first page.
Join us in Traci and Joel's beautiful home. The event is free and will conclude with a 15 minute meditation.
"The Great Transition in Human Development"
POSTPONED -- check back for a new date!
Lecture 75: The Great Transition in Human Development from Isolation to Union
The New York Region Pathwork Community Invites you to a Pathwork Exploration
with Aimee Falchuk, MPH, M.ED, CCEP
Pathwork Lecture 75: The Great Transition in Human Development: From Isolation to Union
" Humanity's fundamental longing is to actually participate in the new state of being that follows the transition"- PL75.
Lecture 75 teaches us two basic currents in the universe: The love force, which rises above the little ego and embraces unity, and the inverted egocentric force, where we experience ourselves as separate - a sort of 'every man for himself' belief about life. The former The former knows we are part of a whole and can help us to find union with everything. The latter keeps us believing that our happiness is dependent on securing our own ego's needs. It holds the illusion that when we have feelings - especially difficult one s- they are our own unique and isolated creation and experience rather than a tuning-in to a shared human experience that already exists.
The task of the path is to transition from ego-centric isolation of separateness to the state of union. Many have have experienced this unitive love force, albeit temporarily .I have felt it recently and profoundly with the shared experience of loss and grief. Making the transition permanent, however, involves working through our misconceptions about and resistance to the unitive state. It involves maturing out of our little ego and building a healthy one. And it involves learning to tolerate the discomfort of surrender.
Alan, Gay, Laureen, and Camille, for the New York Region Pathwork.
What is the Pathwork? Read Guide Lecture 204.
The Pathwork is a spiritual path of self-purification and self-transformation on all levels of consciousness. It emphasizes the importance of recognizing, accepting, learning to know and ultimately transforming our Lower Self or shadow side of our nature. Pathwork helps us understand that through honest self-examination, with carefully applied tools and practices, we can overcome and remove the inner obstacles that keep us from living fully from and in our Godself, our true nature.
The Pathwork is not dogmatic. It bridges psychology and spiritual practice. It places the greatest emphasis on freedom and self-responsibility. It does ask us to be willing to examine our beliefs, and to accept the inner authority of the Higher Self.
The Pathwork encourages us to develop a healthy, mature ego. For it is only when the ego is strengthened, and purified of its misconceptions about life and its own task, that we can go beyond it and understand that the ego that wills, plans, and controls is only a part of our greater self. By using the ego to transcend itself, we are afforded a way to become fully and consciously who we are: our Godself or higher self.
We all yearn for deeper, more loving relationships, and we all want more physical pleasure, vitality, and abundance. Ultimately, we want a sense of purpose for our lives that only comes with intimate contact with God.
The Pathwork is based in a collection of teachings (the Pathwork Lectures) that help us see and understand ourselves, enabling us to gradually remove the obstacles that keep us separate from others, separate from the source of our creativity and life energy, from our divine core.
Find out more about the Pathwork Lectures here.