Metapsychiatry, which means beyond (meta) psychiatry, is a spiritual study and unique method of healing.
The teaching views the human journey as a glorious opportunity in which to examine all aspects of our tangible, material experience (what seems to be) in order to uncover and reveal to us the existence of the intangible, spiritual truth of our being (what really is).
Metapsychiatry is not a philosophy, a new religion, or some kind of cult. Rather, it is an inspired and enlightened teaching that can clarify our lives and focus our attention on spiritual values and inspired ideas. It was developed by New York City psychiatrist, Thomas Hora, M.D. during his 50 year practice.
Thomas Hora described Metapsychiatry in the following way:
“… We have built a new road which is neither religious, nor materially scientific, nor political. We have come to understand it as an epistemological method of truth realization. Metapsychiatry came into the world to put soul into psychiatry and to breathe the life of Spirit into the ‘valley of dry bones.’”
Having observed that traditional methods of healing were only temporarily helpful, Dr. Hora was led to look beyond his professional training for answers to human problems in the wisdom teachings of East and West. He came to the realization that “all problems are psychological, and all solutions are spiritual.”
Seeing his patients and students from a spiritual perspective and utilizing the Socratic form of dialogue, he noticed healings taking place. He knew he was not the source, but a channel through whom these healing ideas were being received and communicated. He often said, “There is no Dr. Hora here,” to remind his students not to take credit for inspired ideas.
Some of these ideas are the following:
•Gratitude is the door to joy; seriousness is a killjoy.
•Our thoughts, values and beliefs determine the quality of our life experiences.
•Suffering comes from wanting and not wanting.
•God is a principle of infinite Love-Intelligence, available to us at all times, whether we know it or not.
•Love is non-personal, non-conditional benevolence (good will).
•The presence of PAGL (Peace, Assurance, Gratitude, Love) is a criterion by which we can know, in advance, whether or not we are heading in the right direction when making choices and decisions.