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Seminar 053 – Spiritual Guidance – Track 1

Track 1 – “Spiritual Guidance” from Lecture 053 – with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Review of “The 4 Ws”—Self-confirmatory ideation and the religiously inclined—Pathological religiosity vs. spiritual mindedness—Recognizing pathology: the differential diagnostic sign—Discerning self-confirmatory ideation—Self-confirmatory ideation vs. self-transcendence—Helping a patient with pathological religiosity—Importance of purity of motive—The spiritual method of inspired wisdom vs. techniques—Definition of “inspired wisdom”—Unconditional reliance on God—Open-minded receptivity to divine Intelligence—Recognizing self-confirmatory ideation—Cherishing personal knowledge—Two kinds of therapist/spiritual guides: artisans vs. artists.