Introduction to Pathwork Concepts
There is no requirement to study the lectures in chronological order. Many concepts that might have been seen as revelatory (or even revolutionary) in the '50s and '60s are more easily understood and accepted today. Allow the divine spark within you to lead you to the topic you are ready for!
Download individual lectures from www.pathwork.org (1996 edited versions are free)
January 2017 Suggestions for Self-Study Part 1: Getting Started
Study Guides available on this website that summarize basic concepts:
Resume of the Pathwork: Aim, Process, Basic Principles PL 193
What is the Path? Pathwork Lecture 204
A basic tool for tracking your progress:
Daily Review PL 28 Suggestions and Forms
Over 150 Study Guides are arranged by PL# under the 'More' tab above:
these often include audio / video materials and additional worksheets .
A list of lectures on key concepts
(and why Jan recommends them):
Over 100 of the original lecture recordings (1956-1979) are available for purchase at
Above: clip from Jan's presentation on "The Observer Self" Chapter 3 of The Undefended Self by Susan Thesenga. See Additional Concepts for more information
A widely-available book about Pathwork is The Pathwork of Self-Transformation, an overview of Pathwork concepts published by Bantam in 1990. Available from the Pathwork store at www.pathwork.org. Additional books are available that focus on specific aspects of the lectures: Fear No Evil, Creating Union, Surrender to the God Within, and also Susan Thesenga's The Undefended Self, that describes what it is like to work with the lectures and concepts.
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Working with Others
Real-time interaction is helpful when exploring deeper levels of aversion or resistance to spiritual concepts. We speak truth more often than we may realize.
In casual conversation, we can bury such revelations by changing topics or surrounding them with superficial, distracting details. In written communication, we may immediately edit out or soften discrepancies, illogical rationalizations, and exaggeration.
When we speak in any group setting where there is a conscious, positive intention for self-development, we allow others to hear us on multiple levels: mental, emotional, spiritual, and energetic (underlying currents that we may not be fully aware of). Words spoken within a safe, respectful container can echo back to us, so that we hear ourselves more clearly.
By listening to others -- in any situation -- we can practice hearing multiple layers, notice discrepancies or contradictions, and feel into the universal experience of being an imperfect human being. It's not easy to 'just listen'! It takes self-discipline and practice. It can be a form of active meditation.
All Pathwork lectures may be downloaded free at www.pathwork.org