Gifts of Growth: Seeing the Light in Unloving Situations

Luckily, whenever we have emotional pain in our lives, we are so wrapped up in the experience that we are unable to distinguish its immediate source. It is lucky because were we to instantly locate the surface cause we might never continue searching to find its root — and what a waste of experience that […]

Unlocking Locked-in Syndrome: An Interview Through an Empath

John Andrews is a 37 year old man with ALS who has been the subject of many of these columns. The course of the disease was swift, leaving him paralyzed within a few months and unable to speak within a year and a half. John has led us to many different levels of healing over […]

Psychological Research and CRST (Part Two)

Continued from Part One CRST uses this subtle energy to interfere with the pattern of emotional energy being generated during the remembrance of emotional responses to originating stimuli. Using “focused intent”, also referred to as one-pointedness, concentration, mindfulness, the chi energy is directed to the chakras involved with the emotional responses. The hands are also […]

Psychological Research and CRST (Part One)

Causal Release System Training (CRST) is a self-administered and/or peer-facilitated system of desensitizing fear-based psychogenic disorders. Successful outcomes have been anecdotally reported by practitioners of the system for the following disorders: anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, cannabis-related disorders, specific and social phobias, panic disorders, obsessive- compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, somatoform disorders, adjustment disorders, depressive disorders, […]

With Eyes to See: A Journey from Religion to Spirituality

With Eyes to See is a marvelous autobiography by Aurthur Melville, the youth of a former Catholic priest: his experiences working with the indigenous people of Honduras. He shares intimately of the steps taken along his own spiritual journey during this time. He begins with the time he is learning Spanish: he takes the risk […]

Love and Healing

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart; As a seal upon thine arm; For love is strong as death; Jealousy is cruel as the grave, The flashes hereof are flashes of fire, A Flame of the Lord. Many waters cannot quench love, Neither can the floods drown…” King Solomon There is only one pure […]

Multiple Personalities: An Esoteric Perspective

This month, I saw for the first time the not too recent movie, Little Buddha. Being attracted to the Tibetan world view, not a little because of the seemingly smiling, happy monks, I was prompted to write about multiple personalities in this issue. In Little Buddha, the Tibetans are looking for the reincarnation of a […]

How Reading Ken Wilber Can Help Us Understand Pain and Trauma

For those of you who haven’t read the transpersonal philosopher Ken Wilber, I would like to introduce you to the works of a man that has had a profound influence on my work. CRST (Causal Release System Training) grew out of my experiences with my clients and their transcendental memories. They kept referring to traumatic […]

What is Evil?

What is evil? In his insightful book People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil, Dr. Peck provides us with an psychological description of evil as it manifests in personality. consistent destructive, scapegoating behavior, which may often be quite subtle. excessive, albeit usually covert, intolerance to criticism and other forms of narcissistic injury. […]

Does Evil Really Exist: The Relationship Between Demonic Entities and Mental Illness

I’ve never believed in evil, but for the first time in my life I must re-examine this belief. I’ve always held the conviction that each of us has the capacity to commit the most heinous crime. From my experience, I could see that these acts of violence, vengeance and deception always stemmed from love. Even […]

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