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Includes presentations and study guides on chapters of The Path to the Real Self (PRS) by Eva Pierrakos, The Undefended Self (US) by Susan Thesenga, and gernal concepts not covered in individual lectures. Also, radio interviews with Jan Rigsby.

List of Pathwork Lectures (2 page format)

List of Suggested Lectures for Initial Self-Study

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In Google search: copy and paste the following sentence into the search box:
        "your phrase" site:pathwork.org/lectures
Replace the words -- your phrase -- with the word or phrase you are searching for; keep the quotes!

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-- Preface to the Path to the Real Self

PRS 5 & AD6: Constructive Attitudes in Confrontation.   Tutorial and discussion around Constructive Attitudes in Self-Confrontation from Eva's book, The Path to the Real Self, and the Stage 2 Commitment Questions from Add'l Materials #6.

Confrontation PDF

2014 January Study Guide: Constructive Attitudes in Self-Confrontation PRS5 Study Guide

- Full Text of The Path to the Real Self Chapter 5: Constructive Attitudes in Self-Confrontation

Confrontation Audio Download Pt 1

Confrontation Audio Download Pt 2

-- Study Guide: Cosmic Principles Manifest in Soul Currents PRS 7

-- What is your image of who you are -- or who you aspire to be? Download IMAGE TEALIGHTS and select a light....

-- Study Guide: Duality Through Illusion PRS25

The Observer Self: Chapter 3 of Undefended Self
    One of the most important tools for self-transformation is awareness. Distortion, false beliefs and negativity usually result in pain and disharmony.  If we blame ourselves, fear that we are inadequate, or label our imperfections as bad or evil we can lose the best witness we have -- our own inner knowing. Feedback from others may contain distortion or feel threatening, causing us to raise our defense instead of opening to the grain of truth in what they offer. A strong inner Observer Self can support our process with love.
    The goal in developing an inner Observer Self is to awaken the inner teacher/healer who is ever-present and ready to guide us, using the tools of objectivity and detachment with love and compassion. How can we discern the energy of the Observer Self as distinct from the Ego or other inner voices? The ability to observe ourselves objectively and compassionately is the single most importantskill to develop in walking the spiritual path.

Full length video on YouTube: 1 hr 4 mins

Observer Self - Entire Chapter US Format PDF

Observer Self - Entire Chapter A4 Format PDF

Observer Self Lecture Notes PDF

Observer Self Pt 1 Audio Download

Observer Self Pt 2 Audio Download

1. Self Development

2. Discerning Input

Five Soul Movements (composite of several lectures). A discussion about Thoughts, Feelings, Eros, Dreams and Imagination.Soul Movements are a different way of working with the lectures. We need to come off the page, and into the less structured areas of our own actual experiences. Experience is an area of Inner Authority rather than Outer Authority. It is by nature personal, since communal experiences are already shared outer reflections of inner realities. The truth about ourselves, our lives, our spiritual tasks and our divine nature cannot be known by any other human being. It may never be known by our own human self to any degree of certainly.

Soul Movements PDF

Soul Movements Audio Download Pt 1

Soul Movements Audio Download Pt 2

Video prsentation may may be downloaded below in 11 chapters:

1. Introduction

2. Childhood Perceptions

3. Attitudes and Reactions

4. Law Breakers

5. Law Upholders

6. Conflicts

7. Disortions

8. Balance

9. Self Analysis

10. Self Observation

11. Pseudo-Solutions

Helping Ourselves
     Overall look at several Pathwork concepts which have been covered in detail previously. How tools such as Daily Review, Vicious Circle, finding dualisitic thought patterns and noticing personalty types and preferences can bring more awareness to issues that we are dealing with and allow for a deeper and fuller understanding. Simple everyday experiences may reveal attitudes and thought patterns that we have not been aware of.

Helping Ourselves PDF

Helping Ourselves Pt 1 Audio

Helping Ourselves Pt 2 Audio

The Plan of Salvation

I find it useful to hold a larger perspective than the human mind is used to.  Pathwork lectures 17-22 are knows as the 'creation' or 'plan of salvation' lectures.  Around lecture 25, the Pathwork Guide indicated that a new course was being prepared that would focus more closely upon the human experience than attempts to explain spiritual reality.  Lectures 26-165 form the basis of work with the personality, including issues that are reflected in our experiences as children. 165-199 address the universal human experience, and 200-258 again focus upon understanding and integrating our knowledge of the unitive (spiritual) plane into our humanity.

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 universally understood and accepted today. where should you start? As explained in PL44, The Forces of Love, Eros, and Sexuality, true Eros is a soul movement, iike uncorrupted intuition, genuine feelings, or thoughts.  Allow the divine spark within you to lead you to the topic that you are ready to hear about.  Play a sort of 'Spiritual Roulette', looking through the lectures at www.pathwprk.org or the study guides on this website, and click to download whatever might lead your heart to sing.

Here is study guide from one of my workshops on the greater Plan: 

The Plan of Salvation - Handout

The Plan of Salvation - Appendix of Lecture Quotes

Susan Thesenga's Journey of the Soul Outline


A Personal Journey 
Click below to listen to (or download) an interview with Jan broadcast March 2012 on WBAI, Pacifica Radio of New York City

Part 1: Jan's Story

Part 2: Applying Pathwork Concepts