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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A Pathwork Presentation with Alan Saly and Traci Medford Rosow
On Friday, June 15, at 7pm.
The New York Region Pathwork Community Invites you to a Pathwork Exploration on Pathwork Lecture 176.
From the Lecture:
"I would like to discuss the various steps of working your way out of the maze of your own
illusion and negative creation in which you seem to be so inextricably and inexorably caught.
Evidently, the first step must be for you to find, determine, acknowledge, accept, and observe your
own negative attitudes, destructive feelings, subtle lies, intention to cheat, and life-defeating spiteful
resistance to good feelings. All these are examples of negative creating. Those of you who work
very personally and dynamically toward your own growth have come in some contact with this
deliberate negative production. But it is important that you become even more aware of it, more
detachedly observant of it. This comprises the first step.
The second step is that, deep inside, you question your particular feelings and reactions to this
negative production, and your own deliberate and chosen intent. You will then see that you like it,
find some sort of pleasure in it, and do not wish to give it up. The pleasurable aspect of creating
applies also to negative creating. It is absolutely necessary that you feel this and admit it. Even
though you understand in general, vague terms that this is destructive and somehow wrong, you still
are captivated by the perverse pleasure of your own negative production. This acknowledgment is
essential. Without it you cannot grow out of suffering, nor can you reach the spiritual selfhood you
The third step is to painstakingly work through the exact consequences and ramifications of
your negative production, without glossing over any detail, any effect, or side-effect. The realization
and precise understanding of the harmful effects on you and on others must become very clear. It
will not do if you assuage your guilt for your negative creation by telling yourself you only harm
yourself. It must be seen that you cannot harm yourself without also harming others, no more than
you can harm others without also harming you. This is not a law from retribution of a vindictive
authority up in heaven. It is so because you are all, we are all, they are all, everyone is the one
universal self. So what happens to you must happen to everyone else and vice versa. It is
unthinkable that anything that adversely affects you does not affect others as well. Self-hate, for
example, always manifests also as the inability to love, or even the compulsion to hate others. This
is only one example. This is not a theory; you will discover its truth, but only as you actually work
through these steps.."
Read the Lecture here.
The Lecture will be presented by Alan Saly and Traci Medford Rosow, and we will explore our reactions to it and share our perceptions.
The Lecture discusses negativity -- a topic the Pathwork doesn't shy away from. The road of absolute honesty with the self is a difficult one -- we will explore how we can best approach it, in the light of the Lectures.
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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.