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Psychology and Spirituality



Psychology and spirituality meet at the intersection of understanding how to feel well, be well, and find meaning. Psychology studies the mind and behavior through the lens of biological, social, and environmental factors, providing insight into our own actions and our interplay with others. Acknowledging the spiritual aspect of our nature injects an additional layer of richness to psychological introspection—it’s an opportunity to deep dive into questions about the essence of who we are, our purpose, and what contribution we can make.

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Gabor Maté - The Psychology of Spiritual Seeking

Gabor Maté shares his perspective on the psychology of spiritual seeking in this interview which is part of Science and Nonduality Anthology Vol 6 to be released in April 2016.

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Jung on Christianity

C. G. Jung, son of a Swiss Reformed pastor, used his Christian background throughout his career to illuminate the psychological roots of all religions.

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Defender of the Faith?

Late in life — he was in his 80s, in fact — Sigmund Freud got religion. No, Freud didn’t begin showing up at temple every Saturday, wrapping himself in a prayer shawl and reading from the Torah.

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FindCenterThere are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

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Ep. 60 Time Management for Mortals With Oliver Burkeman

Ethan Nichtern speaks with Oliver Burkeman about his new book, Four Thousand Weeks, and how a constant emphasis on productivity prevents us from being in the present moment.

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What is Spiritual Psychology?

In this video, Drs. Ron & Mary Hulnick answer a question they're often asked—"What is Spiritual Psychology?" Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick are pioneers and worldwide leaders in the field of Spiritual Psychology.

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Psychology and Kabbalah

In this book both kabbalistic and modern psychological models are used to describe the psyche and its place in the universe. The issue of consciousness is crucial in the process of development from the level of the ego to individuation and beyond.

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FindCenterThis is the supreme lesson of karma ( and also of western psychology, by the way)—take care of the problem now, or else you’ll just have to suffer again later when you screw everything up the next time.

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What Is Spiritual Bypassing?

When spiritual practice is used to compensate for challenging traits such as low self-esteem, social isolation, or other emotional issues, Welwood said, they corrupt the actual use of spiritual practice. - Diana Raab

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Ep. 32 Simran Sethi

On this episode of The Road Home, journalist Simran Sethi joins Ethan Nichtern for a conversation about her work with environmentalism and agricultural biodiversity.

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