The lectures shown in italics have been used to prepare the introduction. They are primarily those key lectures selected by Judith Saly and Donovan Thesenga when compiling the book The Pathwork of Self-Transformation (Bantam, 1990), with relevant additions based on the material in Susan Thesenga’s The Undefended Self (Pathwork Press, 1994). Again they can all be found here.

1 The Requisites of the Path; The Sea of Life

2 Decisions and Tests

3 The Spirit World - You Choose Your Destiny (9 Apr 57)

4 World Weariness versus Love; Prayer

5 What is Truth?- Freedom, Justice, Religion; Happiness as a Link in the Chain of Life

6 God: Father Image; The Third Kingdom: Matter

7 Decide!: Perfection, Bliss; Fear, Trouble

8 Mediumship - How to Contact God's Spirit World

9 Prayer and Meditation; The Lord's Prayer

10 Reality - Reflected Image

11 Self-Knowledge; The Great Plan; The Spirit World

12 Spirit at Work - Life in the Spirit World

13 Positive Thinking - Right and Wrong Kind

14 The Higher Self, the Lower Self, and the Mask (11 Oct 57)

15 Influence Between the Spiritual World and the Material World

16 Spiritual Nourishment

17 The Call

18 Free Will

19 Jesus Christ

20 God: The Creation

21 The Fall

22 Salvation

25 The Path: Initial Steps, Preparation, and Decisions

26 Finding One's Faults

27 Escape Possible Also on the Path

28 Communication with God - Daily Review (25 Apr 58)

29 The Forces of Activity and Passivity - Finding God's Will

30 Self Will, Pride and Fear

31 Shame

32 Decision Making

33 Occupation with Self; Right and Wrong Faith

34 Preparation for Reincarnation

35 Turning to God

36 Prayer

37 Acceptance, Right and Wrong Way; Dignity in Humility

38 Images (24 Oct 58)

39 Image Finding

40 More on Image Finding - Summary

41 Images: The Damage They Do

42 Christmas Blessings - Objectivity and Subjectivity

43 Personality - Three Basic Types: Reason, Will, Emotion

44 The Forces of Love, Eros, and Sex (16 Jan 59)

45 The Conflict Between Conscious and Unconscious Desires

46 Authority

47 The Wall Within

48 The Life Force in the Universe

49 Obstacles on the Path: Old Stuff, Wrong Guilt, and Who, Me?

50 The Vicious Circle

51 Whose Blindness? Whose Opinion?

52 The God Image (5 Jun 59)

53 Self-Love

55 Three Cosmic Principles: the Expanding, the Restricting, and the Static Principles

56 Capacity to Wish - Healthy and Unhealthy Motives in Desire

57 The Mass Image of Self-Importance

58 The Desire for Happiness and the Desire for Happiness

60 The Abyss of Illusion; Utopia; Freedom and Self-Responsibility

62 Man and Woman

64 Outer Will and Inner Will - Misconception About Selfishness

66 Shame of the Higher Self

68 Suppression of Positive and Creative Tendencies; Thought Processes

69 The Folly of Watching for Results While on the Path; Fulfillment or Suppression of the Valid Desire to be Loved

71 Reality and Illusion

72 About The Fear of Loving

73 Compulsion to Recreate and Overcome Childhood Hurts (11 Nov 60)

74 Uncertain Confusions and Hazy Motivations

75 The Great Transition in Human Development

77 Self-Confidence - Its True Origin and What Prohibits It

80 Cooperation, Communication, Union

81 Conflicts in the World of Duality

82 The Conquest of Duality Symbolized in the Life and Death of Jesus

83 The Idealized Self-Image (14 Apr 61)

84 Love, Power, Serenity as Divine Attributes and as Distortions (28 Apr 61)

85 Distortions of the Instincts of Self-Preservation and Procreation

86 Self Preservation and Procreation as Instincts in Conflict

87 The Next Phase on the Path; Questions and Answers

88 Religion: True and False

89 Emotional Growth and Its Function (29 Sep 61)

90 Moralizing; Disproportionate Reactions; Needs

92 Repressed Needs, Relinquishing Blind Needs, Primary and Secondary Reactions

93 Main Image, Repressed Needs, and Defenses - Linked Conflicts Before Clarification

94 The True Self versus Superficial Personality Levels; Sin and Neurosis; Split Concepts Creating Confusion

95 Self-Alienation; The Way Back to the Real Self

97 Perfectionism Obstructs Happiness; Manipulation of Emotions

98 Wishful Daydreams

99 Falsified Impressions of Parents - Their Cause and Cure

100 Meeting the Pain of Destructive Patterns

101 The Defense

102 The Seven Cardinal Sins

103 Harm of too Much Love Giving; Constructive and Destructive Will Forces

104 Intellect and Will as Tools or Hindrances of Self-Realization

105 Man's Relationship to God in Various Stages of His Development Cycle

106 Sadness versus Depression; Relationship

107 Three Aspects That Prevent Man from Loving

108 Fundamental Guilt for Not Loving; Obligations

109 Spiritual and Emotional Health Through Restitution for Real Guilt (7 Dec 62)

111 Soul Substance; Coping With Demands

112 Man's Relationship to Time

113 Identification with Self

114 Struggle - Healthy and Unhealthy

115 Perception, Determination, Love as Aspects of Consciousness

116 Reaching the Spiritual Center - Struggle Between Lower Self and Superimposed Conscience

117 Shame as a Yardstick for Unresolved Problems; Seemingly Favorable Childhood Circumstances as Obstructive as Hurts

118 Duality Through Illusion; Transference

119 Movement, Consciousness, Pleasure Principle as Essence of Life

120 The Individual and Humanity

121 Displacement, Substitution, Superimposition

122 Self-Fulfillment Through Self-Realization as Man or Woman

123 Liberation and Peace by Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

124 The Language of the Unconscious

125 Transition from the No-Current to the Yes-Current

126 Contact With the Life Force

127 Evolution's Four Stages: Automatic Reflexes, Awareness, Understanding, Knowing

128 Fences Man Puts Up Through Limited Illusory Alternatives

129 Winner versus Loser; Interplay Between the Self and Creative Forces

130 Abundance versus Acceptance

131 Interaction Between Expression and Impression

132 The Function of the Ego in Relationship to the Real Self

133 Love, Not a Commandment, But Spontaneous Soul Movement of the Inner Self

134 The Concept of Evil

135 Mobility in Relaxation; Suffering Through Attachment of the Life Force to Negative Situations

136 The Illusory Fear of Self

137 Balance of Control

138 The Human Predicament of Desire For, and Fear of, Closeness

139 Deadening of the Live-Center Through Misinterpretation of Reality

140 Conflict of Positive versus Negative Oriented Pleasure Principle as the Origin of Pain

141 Return to the Original Level of Perfection

142 The Longing for and the Fear of Happiness; Also, the Fear of Releasing the Little Ego

143 Unity and Duality (13 May 66)

144 The Process and Significance of Growing

145 The Call of the Life Stream and the Response to It

146 The Positive Concept of Life; Fearlessness to Love; The Balance Between Activity and Passivity

147 The Nature of Life and the Nature of Man

148 Positivity and Negativity: One Energy Current (2 Dec 66)

149 Cosmic Pull Toward Evolution

150 Self-Liking, Condition for Universal State of Bliss

151 Intensity: An Obstacle to Self-Realization

152 Connection Between Ego and Universal Power (7 May 67)

153 The Self-Regulating Nature of Involuntary Processes

154 Pulsation of Consciousness

155 Fear of Self; Giving and Receiving

157 Infinite Possibilities of Experience Hindered by Emotional Dependency (10 Nov 67)

158 The Ego's Cooperation With or Obstruction to the Real Self

159 Life Manifestation is Expression of Dualistic Illusion

160 Conciliation of Inner Split

161 Unconscious Negativity Endangers Surrender of Ego to Involuntary Processes

162 Three Levels of Reality for Inner Guidance

163 Mind Activity and Mind Receptivity

164 Further Aspects of Polarity; Selfishness

165 Evolutionary Phases in Regard to the Relationship Between the Realms of Feelings, Reason, and Will

166 Perceiving, Reacting, Expressing

167 Frozen Life Center Becomes Alive

168 Two Basic Ways of Life - Towards and Away From the Center

169 The Masculine and Feminine Principles in the Creative Process

170 Fear of Bliss versus Longing for It

171 Spiritual Laws

172 The Life Energy Centers

173 Basic Attitudes and Practices to Open the Centers

174 Self-Esteem (23 May 69)

175 Consciousness (2 Sep 69)

176 The Overcoming of Negativity

177 Pleasure - The Full Pulsation of Life (7 Nov 69)

178 The Universal Functioning Principle of Growth Dynamics

179 Chain Reactions in the Dynamics of Creative Life Substance

180 The Spiritual Significance of Human Relationship (13 Mar 70)

181 The Meaning of the Human Struggle

182 The Process of Meditation (8 May 70)

183 The Spiritual Meaning of Crisis (5 Jun 70)

184 The Meaning of Evil and its Transcendence (11 Sep 70)

185 Mutuality - A Cosmic Principle and Law

186 Venture in Mutuality - Healing Force to Change Negative Inner Will

187 The Way to Handle Alternation of Expansive and Contracting States

188 Affecting and Being Affected

189 Self-Identification Determined Through Stages of Consciousness (12 Feb 71)

190 Importance of Experiencing All Feelings, Including Fear - The Dynamic State of Laziness

191 Inner and Outer Experience

192 Real and False Needs and Their Relationship to Man's State of Consciousness (21 May 71)

193 Resume of the Basic Principles of the Pathwork: Its Aim and Process

194 Meditation: Its Laws and Various Approaches - A Summary (22 Oct 71)

195 Identification and Intentionality: Identification with the Spiritual Self to Overcome Negative Intentionality

196 Commitment - Cause and Effect

197 Energy and Consciousness in Distortion - Evil

198 Transition to Positive Intentionality

199 The Meaning of the Ego and its Transcendence

200 The Cosmic Feeling

201 Demagnetizing Negative Force Fields - Pain of Guilt

202 Psychic Interaction of Negativity

203 Interpenetration of the Divine Light Spark into the Outer Regions

204 What is the Path? (20 Oct 74)

205 Order as a Universal Principle

206 Desire - Creative or Destructive

207 The Spiritual Symbolism and Significance of Sexuality

208 Man's Innate Capacity to Create

209 The Roscoe Lecture

210 Visualization Process for Growing Into the Unitive State

211 Outer Events Reflect Self-Creation - Three Stages

212 Claiming the Total Capacity for Greatness

213 The Spiritual and Practical Meaning of ‘Let Go, Let God’

214 Psychic Nuclear Points

215 Psychic Nuclear Points Continued - Process in the Now

216 Connection Between the Incarnatory Processes and the Life Task

217 The Phenomenon of Consciousness

218 The Evolutionary Process

219 I. Christmas Message - II. Message to the Children

220 Reawakening from Deliberate Anesthesia Through Focusing on the Inner Voices

221 Faith and Doubt in Truth or Distortion

222 Transformation of the Lower Self; Summary of the Year's Work

223 The Era of the New Age and New Consciousness

224 Creative Emptiness (23 Oct 74)

225 Evolution In Terms of Individual and Group Consciousness

226 Approach to Self - Self-Forgiveness Without Condoning the Lower Self

227 Change from Outer to Inner Laws in the New Age

228 Balance

229 The Woman in the New Age

230 The Universality of Change - Reincarnative Process in the Same Life Span

231 New Age Education

232 Being Values versus Appearance Values - Self-Identification

233 The Power of the Word

234 Perfection, Immortality, Omnipotence

235 The Anatomy of Contraction

236 The Superstition of Pessimism

237 Leadership - The Art of Transcending Frustration

238 The Pulse of Life on all Levels of Manifestation

239 Christmas Lecture 1975

240 Some Aspects in the Anatomy of Love

241 Dynamics of Movement and Resistance to its Nature

242 The Spiritual Meaning of Political Systems

243 The Great Existential Fear and Longing

244 ‘Be in the World but Not of the World’ - The Evil of Inertia

245 Cause and Effect on Various Levels of Consciousness

246 Tradition, Its Divine and Distorted Aspects

247 The Mass Images of Judaism and Christianity

248 Three Principles of the Forces of Evil; Personification of Evil

249 Pain of Injustice - Cosmic Records of All Personal and Collective Events, Deeds, Expressions

250 The Meaning of Grace; Releasing Faith; Living on Deficit

251 The Evolution and Spiritual Meaning of Marriage - New Age Marriage

252 Privacy and Secrecy

253 Continue Your Struggle and Cease all Struggle

254 Surrender

255 The Birthing Process - Cosmic Pulse

256 Inner Space, Focused Emptiness

257 Aspects of the New Divine Influx; Communication, Group Consciousness, Exposure

258 Personal Contact with Jesus Christ; Positive Aggression; The Real Meaning of Salvation