Pathwork Lectures 1-49

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PL 2: Decisions and Tests

If man goes through life avoiding certain decisions, it creates reactions and chain reactions. Not deciding is of greatest detriment.

2008 Presentation on YouTube 1 hr 53 mins

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PL 5 Freedom, Justice, Religion, Truth: Happiness as a Link in the Chain of Life

September Newsletter PL 5

Study Guide: Freedom, Justice, Religion, Truth

YouTube Presentation 56 mins


PL 14 The Lower Self

Please see Facing the Lower Self, PL 134, for a synthesis of many Pathwork lectures on the Lower Self, negativity, and and transformation. Includes quotes from Chapter 7 of The Undefended Self by Susan Thesenga.


PL 25 Initial Steps for Self-Search

    The "inventory" … is a good beginning.  It will make you aware of certain facets in your life and in yourself you may never have thought about before.  It may also give you a view of what you might want to change in your life.  This concise awareness is necessary.

March 2014 Newsletter PRS4 PL 25

Study Guide: Initial Steps for Self-Search

Interactive exercise: see POV drawings from Participants!


PL 28 Daily Review

          One of the best techniques for developing awareness: jot down up to 10 disharmonious moments per day. Review them at the end of the week. Notice common denominators. It's free, it's easy, and it works!  

Daily Review PL 28 Suggestions and Forms


PL 30 Self-Will, Pride, and Fear

          If you have one, you must have all of these attributes.  You may have one stronger than the other or more apparent or more conscious, but it is impossible that you have only two, let us say, and the third is entirely missing. And do not believe that there is a human being alive who is entirely free of self‑will, pride, and fear.   

April 2016 Newsletter PL30

Study Guide: Self-Will, Pride, and Fear

YouTube Video Summary 7 mins


PL 31 & 66: Shame / Shame of the Higher Self 

          Shame is an intense emotion, easily activated by focusing upon both our distortions and our best higher self intentions (which may try to manifest before we are mature enough to understand them). Shame can be used by others -- and by ourselves -- to prevent our development and leave us emotionally and spiritually crippled. 

2008 Presentation on YouTube 1hr 20mins 

or 2 Short Samples

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PL 36 Prayer and Meditation

          You know by now that all faults originally come from pride, self-will, and fear. But it is not sufficient that you know this principle. It is essential that you clearly see and feel how each and every one of your faults comes from one and all of these three basic faults. Find the common denominator.

          That is not so easy if it is to be emotionally understood. For that reason, you actually have to go through this cycle step by step, again and again; you have to follow it through until you are able to grasp it well enough that you can break the cycle at one point. 

May 2016 Newsletter PL36

Study Guide: Prayer as Meditation

YouTube Video Summary 7 mins


PL 39 Finding Images  

          The concept of Images is key to understanding distorted perceptions. Masks are the simplest form of an image.  A phony smile, saying yes when we want to say no, dressing to impress -- we compromise who we really are in order to be accepted, appreciated, loved.  Images are generalizations, masks formed in childhood to serve as warning signs, to keep us from feeling emotional pain. 

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2013 Finding Images PL 39

Podcast / Audio Only   Part 1    Part 2

Also see PL 83: 

The Idealized Self Image.


PL 40 Finding Images - A Summary       

          On this path, we are concerned with seeking out the wrong images that the human soul harbors. Messages of the unconscious come forth through the major problems in life; through repetitive patterns; illness; any unfulfillment or lack. 

          Once it is understood that these occurrences are a message that something is off within the psyche, that a distortion and misconception must somewhere exist, the first step towards elimination of the problem is taken. Yet they are not really hidden. It is merely a question of learning to focus attention on them.


PL 43: Three Personality Types: Reason, Will and Emotion  

          Understanding RWE types can help us identify misconceptions and confusions that can negatively affect interactions with others.

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Wuhan University of Technology Social Sciences: 

2012 Chinese Academic Journal: Essay on PL 43 

by Jan Rigsby and David Schwerin

2013 Study Guide Reason Will and Emotion PL43 - 2013

2013 Minutes from May meetings PL 43

January 2014 Newsletter

February 2014 Newsletter PRS2 PL 43

Study Guide: The Structure of the Human Personality


PL 44: The Forces of Love, Eros and Sex

           Three key aspects of relationship and spiritual development: Love, as a permanent state of the Soul; Eros, as one of the most potent forces in the universe; and Sex, as the creative force on all levels of existence.

Presentation on YouTube 1 hr 4 mins

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August 2015 Newsletter PRS17 / PL 44

2015 Study Guide  Forces of Love, Eros and Sex


PL 46: Authority An invitation to examine your relationship to authority. Ask yourself: am I willing to honestly see the truth about my relationship to authority? If there is any hesitation in your response, do not suppress it. Allow it as part of the truth about yourself. Allow any resistance to contribute to your self-knowing.

Presentation on YouTube 1 hr 7 mins

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