The Transformation of Self

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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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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 Belive

In the final session we work with the capacity for conscious belief that human transformation rests on.

Session 1:
Discovering the Life Force Energy
In our first session we will explore the spiritual awakening experience of Ralph Waldo Emerson that revealed that we are all part of one explosive force of life.
Session 2:
Embracing the Reality of Higher Self
In session two we will discuss the idea that a higher form of being exists ready to live through us as soon as we are willing to allow it access to our life.
Session 3:
Stepping Out of the Material World
In our third session we will let go of any assumption of solidity and explore the possibility that reality is fundamentally a phenomenon of mind.
Session 4:
Releasing the Separate Sense of Self
In the fourth session we will see how our inner experience of being someone might be a mirage created by deeply held assumptions about our own existence.
Session 5:
Knowing without Truth
In our fifth session we will explore the nature of truth and discover why we might never know how well, or even if, our ideas correspond to what is real.
Session 6:
Living in Flow
In our final session we will embrace a view in which life is seen as one vastly interconnected flow of being that we have never been and could never be separate from.
The Transformation of Self: An Exploration of the Spiritual Psychology of William James with Jeff Carreira
Jeff Carreira is a mystical philosopher and spiritual guide. He is the author of eleven books on meditation and philosophy. He teaches online programs and leads retreats throughout the world that teach people how to let go of their current perceptual habits so they are free to participate in the creation of a new paradigm. To put it simply, he supports people to live a spiritually inspired life, free from the constraints of fear, worry and self-doubt, and aligned with their own deepest sense of meaning and purpose.
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