The Theory of Holes articulated by Hameed Ali (A. H. Almaas) and Faisal Muqaddam explains how essence can be recovered during the spiritual journey. Freud articulated many elements of the theory nearly a century ago.
In order to move to a place of compassion we each must dissolve the internal psychological structure known as the inner critic or superego. This post, the first in a series, discusses this core work on the path of integrating psychology, spirituality and conflict resolution. We begin with the first step in this process: learning to recognize the inner critic inside.
Dr. Peter Levine, a leading pioneer in the area of healing trauma, speaks about trauma and the spiritual journey.
This post provides a very simple, illustrated discussion of the IDR cycle – the pattern of ego-inflation, ego-deflation and realistic resolution that often occurs during the process of mediation. Elizabeth Bader was the first person to identify the cycle in her award-winning publications. (For Elizabeth’s publications, see the sidebar or www.elizabethbader.com/SelfandIdentity.pdf )
The American Bar Association’s Psychology of Conflict Resolution Committee, founded and chaired by Elizabeth Bader, learns from Nimer Said and Robi Friedman, Palestinian and Israeli group therapists.
Here is the second part of the Israeli Palestinian Discussion. The first voice you will hear is that of Nimer Said. Enjoy!
Blessed are the peacemakers: the chanting and music video Elizabeth played during a recent presentation on the Self of Peace at the Science and Nonduality Conference 2012.