[Course] The Transformation of Self: An Exploration of the Spiritual Psychology of William James
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4 x 60min Sessions

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Jun. 16th - Jul. 7th, 2020

William James is considered to be the first American psychologist. He, along with Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung pioneered the field at its inception. James had a particularly spiritual and evolutionary view of the human psyche. He was particularly interested in the experience of religious/spiritual experiences and their power to transform the people who have them.

In this course we will explore some of the central ideas of his conceptions of human transformation.

Session 1:
The Illusion of Self
In the first session we will explore how William James explained the way an illusion of self emerges out of the stream of our consciousness.
Session 2:
The Field of Consciousness
In the second session we outline James’ view of how human transformation occurs within a field of consciousness.
Session 3:
Radical Pluralism and Vicious Intellectualism
In the third session we introduce two ideas that are essential to understand in order for us to transform.
Session 4:
The Will to Believe
In the final session we work with the capacity for conscious belief that human transformation rests on.
[Course] The Transformation of Self: An Exploration of the Spiritual Psychology of William James with Jeff Carreira
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