Pathology of the Sublime - Problems & Solutions on the Spiritual Journey

Pathology of the Sublime - Problems & Solutions on the Spiritual Journey


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Many things can wrong on our spiritual journey, and in fact, they are supposed to if we are doing our practices correctly. An odd notion, but one deeply rooted in spiritual traditions including Qabala and Alchemy. For over twenty years the "pathology of the sublime" as some have called it, has been an integral part of the teachings and practices of the Institute for Hermetic Studies

Topics covered include:

• Why It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better
• What's My Motivation? Balancing Service and Positive Self-Interest
• Problems With Authority - Invoking Authority Figures to Overcome Them
• Nightmares, Night Terrors, and Why You Think You Are Going Crazy and When You Really Are Going Crazy
• Spontaneous, and No So Spontaneous Awakenings (Yoga Instructors Take Note)
• Hauntings, Paranormal Phenomena, and Obsession, and Possession
• Mapping the Energy Flow - Why Tradition is Critical
• Keeping It Safe - The Great Marketing Lie of Modern Spirituality
• Initiation is Terror, Death, Not for the Weak, and How To Get Over It

These teachings are ideal for those practicing or instructing others in yoga, meditation, psychotherapy, shamanism, healing energy modalities, and psychosomatic medicine, as well as psychic investigators. Referencing original research for the Philosophers of Nature (LPN-PON), the Institute for Hermetic Studies, Psychosynthesis, the works of Arthur Guirdham, M.D., M. Scott Peck, M.D., William Gray, Jacques Vallee and others, specific side-effects and pathologies as they relate to the effects of spiritual practices are explored along with why crisis is essential on the spiritual journey.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781974225576
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/04/2017
Series: IHS Study Guides Series , #7
Pages: 158
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Mark Stavish (Pennsylvania) is a respected authority in the study and practice of Western spiritual traditions. He is the author of several books, including The Path of Alchemy, Kabbalah for Health and Wellness, and Between the Gates - Lucid Dreaming, Astral Projection and the Body of Light in Western Esotericism and has been translated into over nine languages worldwide. He is the founder and Director of Studies at the Institute for Hermetic Studies (Wyoming, Pennsylvania) and the Louis Claude de St. Martin Fund.

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