Group Dialogues

Class 057 - The Physical is Mental - Track 1

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Summary:Class 057 - The Physical is Mental - Track 1: The principle of existential validation—Transcending religious and cultural differences—Recognizing valid values—The nature of religions—Transformation vs. information— Transforming discipline vs. religious ritual—Judgment vs. observation—Hermeneutic clarification—Importance of not being judgmental –Should thinking—Therapeutic ambition—Jesus as healer—Self-confirmatory ideation—Existential dread—Freedom from existential anxiety--Understanding meanings of symptoms—Discerning a mode of being-in-the-world—Example of man with hernia—Pathogenic vs. health-promoting—Harmful vs. helpful praise—Being a beneficial parent or therapist—The right context.

Class 057 - The Physical is Mental - Track 2

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Summary:Class 057 - The Physical is Mental - Track 2: The principle of existential validation—Transcending religious and cultural differences—Recognizing valid values—The nature of religions—Transformation vs. information— Transforming discipline vs. religious ritual—Judgment vs. observation—Hermeneutic clarification—Importance of not being judgmental –Should thinking—Therapeutic ambition—Jesus as healer—Self-confirmatory ideation—Existential dread—Freedom from existential anxiety--Understanding meanings of symptoms—Discerning a mode of being-in-the-world—Example of man with hernia—Pathogenic vs. health-promoting—Harmful vs. helpful praise—Being a beneficial parent or therapist—The right context.

Class 058 - Three "Rs" of Metapsychiatry - Track 1

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Summary:Class 058 - Three "Rs" of Metapsychiatry - Track 1: The importance of giving patient a sense of security—Existential anxiety—Viewing self-confirmatory tendencies with compassion—Losing interest in boastfulness, bragging, desire to be liked—The three “Ps”: pampering, praise, persecution—Fear of being ignored—The three “Rs” of Metapsychiatry: recognition, regret, reformation—Three steps in healing—Definition of “recognition”—Healing of breathing problem and inability to smell—Definition of “regret”—Reformation of thought habits—Translation of thought to symptom to thought—Knowing what is valid—Changed behavior does not indicate healing—Resistance to thoughts vs. losing interest—How do we lose interest?—Incurability of desire to be pampered and praised—Overeating as a form of pampering—Persecution as the flip side of pampering and praise—Behavior problem is a mental (thought) problem—Feeling good and persecution as self-confirmation—Being a beneficial presence vs. self-confirmation.

Class 058 - Three "Rs" of Metapsychiatry - Track 2

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Summary:Class 058 - Three "Rs" of Metapsychiatry - Track 2: The importance of giving patient a sense of security—Existential anxiety—Viewing self-confirmatory tendencies with compassion—Losing interest in boastfulness, bragging, desire to be liked—The three “Ps”: pampering, praise, persecution—Fear of being ignored—The three “Rs” of Metapsychiatry: recognition, regret, reformation—Three steps in healing—Definition of “recognition”—Healing of breathing problem and inability to smell—Definition of “regret”—Reformation of thought habits—Translation of thought to symptom to thought—Knowing what is valid—Changed behavior does not indicate healing—Resistance to thoughts vs. losing interest—How do we lose interest?—Incurability of desire to be pampered and praised—Overeating as a form of pampering—Persecution as the flip side of pampering and praise—Behavior problem is a mental (thought) problem—Feeling good and persecution as self-confirmation—Being a beneficial presence vs. self-confirmation.

Class 067 - Family Ties - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Family Ties" from Class 067 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Problem with family members is often “wanting” and “not wanting” – symptoms are meaningful – families can be filled with expectations that are destructive – wanting to be loved by family members – solution is to see that we are not “love seekers” we are “love manifesters” – symptoms express thoughts and wants – essentially, what we call “love” is self-confirmation – “approval” is not love and does not lead to happiness – issue of test taking as self-confirmation vs conforming to cultural requirements – experience of test as “chore” vs doing what is required – issue of parenthood - career vs home-making – need for supervision – increasing receptivity through “right seeing” – prayer of beholding – view from the infinite – issue of grandmother moving in, fearing for her future – effective prayer: what God wants, not what we want – What God wants is infinite good – fears of physical health.

Class 067 - Family Ties - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Family Ties" from Class 067 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Continuation of issue of fears of physical health, aging vs looking for what is good rather than what is bad – depression regarding marriage – understanding source of good in our lives – ego is suffering, not true self – issue with unhappy mother – “I am suffering from what my mother wants” – can’t suffer from what another wants or does not want – problems from past or current thoughts? – problems are thoughts – only in present moment – possible to pray for ill parent? – problem of wanting something for another - metapsychiatric view of intercessory prayer: to heal our own consciousness - and this can lead to benefits to others – wanting and not wanting from children – seeking to influence is wanting – beauty vs attractiveness – what does God want? – trying vs turning wholeheartedly to God.

Class 068 - Blame vs. Ignorance - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Blame vs. Ignorance" from Class 068 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Blame vs ignorance in regard to automobile accident involving manslaughter and many personal problems – physical is mental – blame as culpability – need to forgive – taking blame vs admitting embarrassment of being ignorance – viciousness of alcoholism – cycle of blameworthiness leading to drinking – ignorance different from saying “I am ignorant” – ignorance is not a sickness, it is a disaster – existential vs operational – coping as resistance to admitting ignorance – ignorance did not cause accident; accident revealed the presence of ignorance – accident is meaningful – everything in life depends on the state of consciousness – stewards of consciousness – recklessness as a dangerous form of ignorance – principles of intelligent living – appreciation of intelligent living vs thrill seeking – clinical diagnosing vs modes of being.

Class 068 - Blame vs. Ignorance - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Blame vs. Ignorance" from Class 068 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Continuation from Track 1 – sensualism as ignorance – healed through appreciation of spiritual good – pray for teenage son rather than manage him – mothers as “managers” – essence of “mother” is love not management – love is letting be – need is for values – parenthood is existential – demonstrating values existentially – on spiritual path moving from good to better – yes is good and no is also good – purpose of the life of everyone: to manifest the qualities of God.

Class 069 - Wanting What God Wants - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Wanting What God Wants" from Class 069 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: The valid way of addressing life concerns – addressing issues with dogs/pets as extensions of consciousness – “willful dog” – “remove beam from own eye . . .” – healing of tendency to be controlling – issue of being uncomfortable around a specific individual – healing thoughts of “wanting” and “not wanting” by turning to what God wants – God wants each individual to manifest qualities of God – wanting house to be neat, children to behave – God takes charge of our life when there is a commitment to be here for God – issue of seeking companionship – healing of fearful thoughts – danger of harboring demeaning thoughts of others – fault-finding – issue of boredom in teenage child – boredom is desire for excitement – be model of valid living – principle of right hearing: love and positive regard – attentiveness and interest manifest love – issue of fear of failing: pride (con't)

Class 069 - Wanting What God Wants - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Wanting What God Wants" from Class 069 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Continuation of fear of failing: pride – working for ego-gratification is troublesome – possible to manifest love-intelligence instead – what is the “fulfillment” in existential fulfillment? – awareness of infinite power taking charge of all our affairs with harmonious results is existential fulfillment – watching God at work is ultimate fulfillment – awareness of larger process – infinite life within infinite mind – healing the thought: “I am an abused child” – “experience of being employed” vs seeking higher opportunity to be useful – stop thinking of self as “merchandise” – seek to be useful and manifest love-intelligence – eating for excitement vs eating for nourishment – seek a better form of entertainment – meaning of “theft” – need to examine secret thoughts of desire to be victim.

Class 070 - Wholeness - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Wholeness" from Class 070 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Asking intelligent questions vs asking invalid questions – asking “what is the meaning of wanting to be loved?” – is invalid question – seeing with our thoughts vs understanding and seeing what really is – what is Wholeness – no separation between God and man – ocean of love-intelligence and its contents are inseparable – contrasted with perception of separateness – what helps to understand this? – analogy of wave and ocean – futility of asking “why?” – what is the meaning of not seeing the truth? – darkness facilitates recognition of light – wholeness vs wholism; holistic medicine - understanding our wholeness abolishes all problems – also helps us understand wholeness of everyone – transcendence of time and dimensionality comes with wholeness – this is pagl – God is not in future/past/present – in moment by moment – discerning whether something is distraction or bringing one closer to God – from information to transformation – motivation of types of students – motivation of seeker is to understand – radical sincerity – distraction – (con’t on track 2)

Class 070 - Wholeness - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Wholeness" from Class 070 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Distraction is the “Devil’s Pitchfork:” provocation, seduction/temptation, intimidation – more of “types of students” – sincere seeks find – looking for results in prayer does not work – glimpse of wholeness results in healing - pray to see wholeness – personal power is illusion – dialogue on understanding sinus condition – secret of forgiveness – give up desire to blame someone – healing taking experience “personally” – cannot blame as “nothing comes into experience uninvited” – ignorance is to blame – how to pay attention – understanding.

Class 071 - Prayer & Meditation - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Prayer & Meditation" from Class 071 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Repression vs transcending thoughts – transcendence is forgiveness, compassion for self – being helpful vs trying to help – motivation – being available – unsolicited solicitude is trespassing – spiritual ambition vs existential commitment – healing and liberation as valid motivation for spiritual study – meaning of “stiff back” – how to forgive – stop blaming – visualization vs prayer - imagination vs reality – experience vs realization – visualization is self-deception – love-intelligence, God cannot be imagined, only realized – prayer is awareness of presence of God; spiritual values – not creating an experience for ourselves - issue of obsessive rumination of past has meaning – trying to undo/change the past – what is needed is forgiveness rather than trying to change what occurred – give up desire to blame – (con’t on Track 2)

Class 071 - Prayer & Meditation - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Prayer & Meditation" from Class 071 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Continuation from Track 1 – forgiveness - no one to blame, only ignorance – the past is imagination – nothing to change or improve – healing self-confirmatory thoughts – endeavor to describe reality – identifying the substance of reality and the effect: pagl – what seems to be is always good and bad – addiction to food – seeking fulfillment in life – secret to fulfillment: “blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness” – fulfillment is in seeking truth – turning attention from what stomach wants to what God wants – affluence is the flow of love-intelligence into human consciousness – “money is the shadow of love” – obstacle to flow is working for ego gratification.

Class 072 - Solitariness - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Solitariness" from Class 072 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Healing judging; approving and disapproving – OK to judge conditions, values, actions, not valid to judge people – meddling vs discernment – out-growing families – seeking growing spiritualized consciousness as much as possible – 4 ways of participating in society – solitariness – Biblical figure Daniel example of solitariness – aloneness is lonely – solitariness is never alone – handicap of wanting to be liked – “troublesome houseguest” – motivation to be beneficial presence: love, appreciation, model of spiritual excellence – con’t on track 2.

Class 072 - Solitariness - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Solitariness" from Class 072 Track 1 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY:Con’t from track 1 – the meaning of food/eating issues – seeking approval – issue with ears and hearing – solitude vs solitariness – meaning of insects in the house – purity of consciousness – seeking appreciation vs seeking to be liked – gratefulness vs bragging – acknowledgement of the goodness of God vs congratulating self – meaning of saying “I love this” – danger of self-gratification/personal achievement – radical sincerity – What is good vs what is good and bad.

Class 073 - Work Issues - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Work Issues" from Class 073 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Forthrightness - handicap of wanting to be liked – rushing through work – self-defeating attitude – impatience is often anxiety – “worth” in the work place – measuring “worth” of child of God – cannot put monetary value on human being/living soul – can seek to be a beneficial presence - the “full time job” of everyone – experience of “competition” at work – comparison thinking – standard of spiritual values vs cultural work values – insufficient income and work slow down can indicate need for increased effectiveness – false sense of personal responsibility at work – we are important to God, we are not gods – con’t on Track 2

Class 073 - Work Issues - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Work Issues" from Class 073 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Con’t from Track 1 - Blaming co-workers for aggravation – addressing political issues at work – resistance to “paper work” - victims of our own judgmentalism of others – diminishment of clients – generosity vs “casting pearls” – understanding “casting bread upon the water” not thinking of result – “impatience” is personal control – understanding “paperwork” – “Pearl of great price” is PAGL – using spiritual standards at work – sincerity is a value we commit ourselves to.

Class 074 - Superconductivity - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Superconductivity" from Class 074 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Timeliness – no time in divine reality yet God has perfect timing – God is the harmonizing principle of the universe – superconductivity as science metaphor for receptivity to inspired wisdom – physical world is shadow of spiritual reality – evolution – human experience of resistance – human form is resistance to the substance of God – resistance vs conductive – funnel consciousness – existential crisis – coping with life with human solutions – “channelling” – to be “God governed” - “if you know what, you know how” – “tools” of metapsychiatry: revelation, inspiration & understanding - clarification vs interpretation – treat “modes of being in the world” – importance of valid understanding of God (con't on Track 2)

Class 074 - Superconductivity - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Superconductivity" from Class 074 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY:Con’t of Track 1 – agony to theogony – value of compassion in therapeutic setting – value of presence of non-judgment – turning to God for solution to problems – discernment between thoughts from sea of mental garbage and ocean of love-intelligence – victimized by invalid thoughts – sense existence to soul existence – nocent vs innocent – naivete vs innocence – existential anxiety vs social anxiety – solution to social anxiety: everyone is here for God.

Class 075 - The Land of PAGL - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "The Land of PAGL" from Class 075 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: STATIC UNTIL 2:17: Buddhist concept of “pure land” (static) Spiritual blessedness: all things work together for good – conflict-free zone – results of purification of consciousness – benevolent intelligence active in our lives – see what we are interested in – “fools paradise” vs land of pagl – meditation on “I am here for God” – excitement vs pagl – need to be informed of “happiness” “pagl “ before realization – process of discovery: information, knowledge, interest in realizing, love of this knowledge – “glowing in the dark” – “natural” wants such as children, career success –cultivating talents -

Class 075 - The Land of PAGL - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "The Land of PAGL" from Class 075 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: End of story involving Nasrudin about “getting what you want” – “wants” do not produce fulfillment – consciousness of good manifesting into physical experience – review of “concepts” and “values” – ask: “is there a spiritual concept that would make this endeavor valid?” – spiritual concept of business – quitting is not the issue, transformation of consciousness is the issue – law of “good to better” – guilt is bragging – is restitution valid? – Three R’s of Metapsychiatry: Recognition, Regret, Reorientation – validness of business one works for – helplessness in watching news – wanting to do something – turn attention in the direction of spiritual reality – from “doing” to “knowing” – prayer as the most powerful and secret weapon – issue of judging others – what does it mean to: “be here for God?” -here to be a beneficial presence; to manifest the qualities of God; focal point of harmony and peace even in the midst of turmoil – stillness is good step; being quiet is difference from being stillness.

Class 076 - Dualism - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Dualism" from Class 076 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Dualistic thinking defined as polarized and oppositional – love vs hate as emotions – love as quality of thought vs calculative thinking – real love is divine reality and non-dual – meaning of dualistic thinking – judging by appearances – spirituality is non-dimensional realm of non-duality – duality: independent & dependent – non-dual: at-one-ment – good vs evil – sickness vs health – allegory of Adam and Eve – freedom fighters vs slaves – freedom realizing is real freedom – loneliness is desire for closeness isolation is desire for acceptance – solitariness is freedom, not isolation – concentrating vs contemplation – mental mastery vs seeking clarity – memorizing, effort vs being interested (Con’t on track 2)

Class 076 - Dualism - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Dualism" from Class 076 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Recall vs remembering – recall is prayer - transformational vs informational education – commitment – seeing in context of meanings – self-confirmation – yes vs no – meaning of lateness – harmonious life – living in harmony with divine timelessness – harmonious prospering – four horsemen of the apocalypse: envy, jealousy, rivalry and malice - meaning of apocalyptic view of reality – from information to transformation – transformation is grace.

Class 077 - Asking Questions - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Asking Questions" from Class 077 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Listening for helpful idea when asking – training for attentiveness – asking “in my name” – preparing receptivity for inspired idea from Divine love-intelligence – responding to legal situation as beneficial presence and ask about the meaning – every experience has a meaning – bible quotes about asking “ask and it is given . . .“ – God is not dispenser of material goodies – God is spiritual qualities and they are always provided - need to give up experiences? – no, only to lose interest in them – no one want to deprive anyone of anything good – radical sincerity – vanity – question about cleaning out stuff – get rid of maudlin sentimentalism – feeling good about feeling bad – backsliding – suffering (con’t on track 2)

Class 077 - Asking Questions - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Asking Questions" from Class 077 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Con’t from Track 1: suffering is call to healing in order to manifest God as happy, joyful and healthy - synergy with God – listening to God vs listening to self – being healthy for God, not just for ourselves – discovery of reality which is now – “asking” is state of attentive/preparing ourself – meaning of having difficulty asking questions – “knowers” can never ask a clear cut questions – to neither seek nor avoid experiences.

Class 078 - The Beatitudes - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "The Beatitudes" from Class 078 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Beatitudes have existential relevancy – revealing healthy modes of being – Analogous to Metapsychiatric principles - Meaning of “poor in spirit”: in need of spiritual understanding – “blessed are those who mourn”: in need of understanding attachments –– transformational – meaning of “blessed are those who are persecuted . . .” – “blessed are they who are merciful . . “ - compassion – receptivity – forgiveness – repressed grudges result in compulsive behavior – parable of “burying talents” – “blessed are they who mourn . .” (con’t on Track 2)

Class 078 - The Beatitudes - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "The Beatitudes" from Class 078 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Con’t from Track 1 – right to mourn – right to attachments – attachments are not love – love is liberation – attachments enslave – “blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth” – “blessed are the shouldless for their lives will be fussless” – “blessed are the peacemakers”: essence of conflicts is interaction – “be ye therefore perfect” – perfection vs perfectionism – importance of values to quality of being – the “way” to a good life – “hunger and thirst after righteousness”: sincere interest – “purity of heart”: purity of motivation.

Class 079 - Healing of Attachments - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Healing of Attachments" from Class 079 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Is it possible to be healed of attachments? – finding soul vs attached to world – what in the spiritual path makes it worthwhile to lose the world? – giving up vs change of interest – what is the good of God? – PAGL – bliss consciousness: basking in the awareness of God’s love – attachment to belief in God – believing vs understanding – discerning more subtle attachments – attachment: what we cherish, hate, fear – abstaining, deprivation vs turning interest – looking forward vs looking back – attachment to reputation – when we want something for ourselves there will be anxiety, tension, repudiation – attachment to one who has died – unfinished business? – forgiveness – attachment to companionship – con’t on track 2

Class 079 - Healing of Attachments - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Healing of Attachments" from Class 079 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Con’t from Track 1 – Reluctance to give up attachment to negative self-image – 4 W’s – reservoir of resentment from childhood needs to be forgiven – reform, repair vs forgiveness – issue of recurring dreams – forgiveness is seeing situation through “eyes of God”; surrendering the desire to blame – experience of tyrannical boss – Love is liberating vs Attachment are enslaving – real life is not an ego function; it is the activity of infinite mind expressing through us – Omniaction: God manifesting itself in the world through us – “Being a place where God’s presence reveals itself as omniactive love-intelligence” - “soul” is transcendent observer – difficulty understanding new information/tasks – awareness: aware of being aware; not ego function.

Class 080 - Being Here for God - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Being Here for God" from Class 080 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: What does it mean to “be here for God?” - “here” refers to mode of being – personhood vs enlightened values – search to improve “dream of life” vs enlightenment – personal gratitude vs spiritual gratitude – law of material existence vs law of spirit of life – levels of existence – seeing spiritual values in self and others – preaching non-verbally – power of invalid thoughts is our interest in them – activity of the soul is transcendent observer – 3 R process of healing – soul as guiding force – activity of soul vs super-ego – transcendent observer(soul) vs inner observer (super-ego) – knowledge vs awareness (Con’t on track 2)

Class 080 - Being Here for God - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Being Here for God" from Class 080 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: (Con’t from Track 1) Meaning of using personal mind power – Dreams and illusions – “auto-pilot” analogy with spiritual guidance – the living soul – meditation vs auto-suggestion – purpose of meditation – sincere interest and whole-hearted attentiveness – understanding “perfect love casts out fear” – possibility of awakening – receptivity – affliction.

Class 081 - The Living Soul - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "The Living Soul" from Class 081 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: What is the “living soul?” – Buddha nature; Christ consciousness within everyone – beyond parental fantasies – process of liberation – authenticity of being – imagery is imagination; not what is spiritually real which is non-dimensional – awareness vs thinking - awareness and spiritual discernment – beholding non-dimensional reality – awakening to soul existence – evidence of awakening living soul – (con’t on track 2)

Class 081 - The Living Soul - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "The Living Soul" from Class 081 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: (Con’t from track 1) Living with awareness of living soul – conflict of interest in spiritual life and sensory life – letting God help us – self-deception – soul is spiritual identity – inspiration vs intellectualism – proof of truth – beholding arises from loving compassionate motivation – being phony and ingenuous vs being authentic – motivation – being healed of parental fantasies – rebelliousness – children as extensions of parental consciousness – sea of mental garbage = carnal mind – our idea of ourselves is someone else’s idea – only Gods thoughts constitute our true being – everything else is a misperception.

Class 083 - Interaction vs. Omniaction - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Interaction vs. Omniaction" from Class 083 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Experiences with others – clarifying “the observer and the observed are one” – clarifying “nothing comes into experience uninvited” – principles vs formulas – reactions vs responses – psychology vs spiritual understanding – interaction thinking – observing vs participating – transcendent observer (con’t on Track 2)

Class 083 - Interaction vs. Omniaction - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Interaction vs. Omniaction" from Class 083 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: (Con’t from Track 1) Transcendent observer vs psychological or scientific observer – responsibility to respond to what God wants vs blaming others – three kinds of people: reactive, calculative, responsive – respond with compassion – seek to transcend interaction – self-observation not valid – seek to be here for God – process of healing the world – futility and danger of interaction thinking – living with interest to be here for God – seeking healing directly is being here for oneself – healing is byproduct of being in alignment with God – emptiness.

Class 084 - Forgiveness - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Forgiveness" from Class 084 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Forgiveness is giving up blaming – carrying a grudge is debilitating – how to give up blaming? – ignorance vs guilty individuals – how to do it? – “love thine enemies,” etc. – compassion can “love the enemy” – process of memory recall – lifting of repressions – compulsions – vital to health to learn the art of forgiveness – separating the “tares from the wheat” – (con’t on Track 2)

Class 084 - Forgiveness - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Forgiveness" from Class 084 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: (con’t from Track 1) Individuals resented from past come to be forgiven – clinging to resentments – forgiving ourselves – learning to forgive – forgiving can be arduous process – desire for vengeance; to get “even” - compulsions resulting from repression of thoughts – remembering difficult experiences is not enough to be able to forgive - without God nothing is possible – forgiveness is holy process, not psychological – knowledge of true identity makes it possible to forgive.

Class 085 - Compassion - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Compassion" from Class 085 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Comparing Dr. Janov’s view of compassion with Metapsychiatry’s view – compassion as highest form of love – transcending subjectivity – spiritual quality of love – what is understanding? – repression – transmutation of energy – somatization – respecting the right to be wrong/ignorant – being careful with the truth – compassion in therapeutic setting – letting be vs leaving alone – the art of therapy – therapist as witness to the truth – confession vs 3R’s (con’t on Track 2)

Class 085 - Compassion - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Compassion" from Class 085 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: (Con’t from Track 1) Suffering from thoughts rather than from others – Jesus vs Christ – what seems to be vs what really is – enlightened vs unenlightened – issue of loneliness - compassion in experience of job loss – need for healing resentments.

Class 086 - Existential Commitment - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Existential Commitment" from Class 086 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY:

Class 086 - Existential Commitment - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Existential Commitment" from Class 086 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY:

Class 087 - Healing of Compulsions - Track 1 of 1

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Summary:Track 1 of 1 - "Healing of Compulsions" from Class 087 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY:

Class 088 - Seeking - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Seeking" from Class 088 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY:

Class 088 - Seeking - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Seeking" from Class 088 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY:

Class 089 - Adams Rib - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Adams Rib" from Class 089 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY:

Class 089 - Adams Rib - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 - "Adams Rib" from Class 089 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY:

Class 090 - Envy or Gratitude - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1 - "Envy or Gratitude" from Class 090 - with Dr. Thomas Hora. SUMMARY: Psychology’s cause & effect reasoning—Oral fixations and psychological treatment—Cause & effect reasoning vs. finding the meaning—Gratification of envy—Definition of envy—“The Four Horsemen”: envy, jealousy, rivalry, malice—Spiritual immaturity—Ego as a belief in a personal mind—The desire for mental dominancy—When teachers desire mental dominancy—Mental, physical, economic aspects of envy—Admiration as a form of envy—“Beware of compliments!”—Being envied and feeling guilty—When parents envy—The remedy to envy--Gratitude , PAGL—Immunity to the envy of others—Being in the presence of one who desires mental dominance—God is the only mind—Sibling rivalry—To envy or not-to-envy vs. understanding the truth—Parasitism and envy—Wanting admiration—Being admired vs. being here for God—Envying another’s spiritual understanding—Definitions of “obsessions” and “compulsions”—Generosity: material vs. spiritual—Ambition vs. aspiration.

Class 090 - Envy or Gratitude - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2: Psychology’s cause & effect reasoning—Oral fixations and psychological treatment—Cause & effect reasoning vs. finding the meaning—Gratification of envy—Definition of envy—“The Four Horsemen”: envy, jealousy, rivalry, malice—Spiritual immaturity—Ego as a belief in a personal mind—The desire for mental dominancy—When teachers desire mental dominancy—Mental, physical, economic aspects of envy—Admiration as a form of envy—“Beware of compliments!”—Being envied and feeling guilty—When parents envy—The remedy to envy--Gratitude , PAGL—Immunity to the envy of others—Being in the presence of one who desires mental dominance—God is the only mind—Sibling rivalry—To envy or not-to-envy vs. understanding the truth—Parasitism and envy—Wanting admiration—Being admired vs. being here for God—Envying another’s spiritual understanding—Definitions of “obsessions” and “compulsions”—Generosity: material vs. spiritual—Ambition vs. aspiration.

Class 091 - Beauty - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1: Importance of motivation in creating beauty—Discerning spiritual beauty—Helping others learn to see beauty—Receptivity and awakening to aesthetic appreciation—Protection from vanity and pride—Seeing oneself as beautiful—The love of being loving—Objectless love—Loving others—“Love thy neighbor as thyself”—Unrequited love—Beauty vs. attractiveness—Being-here-for-God as existential fulfillment—Appreciating being in a beautiful place—The effect of carrying grudges on seeing beauty and being beautiful—Seeing beauty without using our eyes—Materialism and seeing ugliness.

Class 091 - Beauty - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2: Importance of motivation in creating beauty—Discerning spiritual beauty—Helping others learn to see beauty—Receptivity and awakening to aesthetic appreciation—Protection from vanity and pride—Seeing oneself as beautiful—The love of being loving—Objectless love—Loving others—“Love thy neighbor as thyself”—Unrequited love—Beauty vs. attractiveness—Being-here-for-God as existential fulfillment—Appreciating being in a beautiful place—The effect of carrying grudges on seeing beauty and being beautiful—Seeing beauty without using our eyes—Materialism and seeing ugliness.

Class 092a - Issues of Suicide - Track 1

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Class 092b - Issues of Suicide - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1: Medical/legal responsibilities and Metapsychiatry—Power-madness provokes power-madness—Issues of personal power—Inadequacy of trying to help people on their terms—Coping with life by yielding to the love of God—What the Metapsychiatric approach requires of the therapist—Intellectual vs. inspired response—False sense of personal responsibility—Self-confirmation is self-destruction—Police functions vs. healing functions—Court-ordered treatment—Hypnotism and seduction/provocation/intimidation—Saving someone—Self-assertion, ego strength, operationalism—Reacting vs. responding—Helping vs. being helpful—Trespassing and influencing—“Teachers of Truth”.

Class 092b - Issues of Suicide - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2: Medical/legal responsibilities and Metapsychiatry—Power-madness provokes power-madness—Issues of personal power—Inadequacy of trying to help people on their terms—Coping with life by yielding to the love of God—What the Metapsychiatric approach requires of the therapist—Intellectual vs. inspired response—False sense of personal responsibility—Self-confirmation is self-destruction—Police functions vs. healing functions—Court-ordered treatment—Hypnotism and seduction/provocation/intimidation—Saving someone—Self-assertion, ego strength, operationalism—Reacting vs. responding—Helping vs. being helpful—Trespassing and influencing—“Teachers of Truth”.

Class 093b - Commitment - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1: [Reference is made throughout the class to the various levels of spiritual maturity, referring to ideas Dr. Hora had presented in his paper that February weekend in 1984 at the conference on “Spiritual Maturity”. For a list of these levels and for clarification, listen to Tape #8 of that conference, or read Session No. 56 “How mature is our God?”, a printed version of that paper, in the book Beyond the Dream .] Effective prayer—An existentially valid idea of God—Transcending religion—Parental discipline vs. control—The meaning of discipleship—Teaching without tyrannizing—Influencing vs. being influential—Man is not “natural”—The importance of the great spiritual seers—The one God, with a capital “G”—Ascension—Watching television and living in the world—Transcending the world vs. trying to change the world—Being here for God existentially vs. operationally (evangelizing, trying to influence)—Prosperity vs. harmonious prospering—Reacting vs. responding—“The devil”—Definitions of God and evolving ideas of God—Parable of the talents—Commitment—Christ consciousness and ascension—Awareness of inspired creative consciousness—Permanent meditation—“The Second Coming”—Becoming enlightened—The body clamors for attention—Doubt vs. receptivity.

Class 094 - Human Sexuality Issues - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1: Healthy sex—Dr. Hora recalls his dialogue with Zen master Furukawa—Outgrowing sexual desire vs. abstinence—Sex as an expression of love vs. fantasies—Compulsive sex and repressed anger—Interest in sex—Sex is not the problem—The operational approach to sex—Desire to touch and be touched—Jesus to Mary: “Don’t touch me…”—Lack of interest vs. disinterest in sex—Being a “eunuch for God”—Differing sexual interest between partners—Touching children—Mother’s motives in nursing infants—Avoiding sensual stimulation—Love vs. lust—Conveying love vs. seeking pleasure—Touching children & petting animals—“Doubting Thomas”—Nudity & prurient interest—Motives—“You can have all the sex you want…”—Importance of mental content.

Class 094 - Human Sexuality Issues - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2: Healthy sex—Dr. Hora recalls his dialogue with Zen master Furukawa—Outgrowing sexual desire vs. abstinence—Sex as an expression of love vs. fantasies—Compulsive sex and repressed anger—Interest in sex—Sex is not the problem—The operational approach to sex—Desire to touch and be touched—Jesus to Mary: “Don’t touch me…”—Lack of interest vs. disinterest in sex—Being a “eunuch for God”—Differing sexual interest between partners—Touching children—Mother’s motives in nursing infants—Avoiding sensual stimulation—Love vs. lust—Conveying love vs. seeking pleasure—Touching children & petting animals—“Doubting Thomas”—Nudity & prurient interest—Motives—“You can have all the sex you want…”—Importance of mental content.

Class 095b - Safety & Security - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1: Fear of one’s own thoughts—“Above the firmament” in the ocean of Love-Intelligence—Being attentive to valid vs. seductive, frightening, provocative thoughts—Learning to be safe in the world—“Nothing comes into experience uninvited”—The attraction of sexual, violent, negative thoughts—Fascination of evil—Self-confirmation and self-destruction—The 91st Psalm—Attention as “dwelling place”—Consciousness of the ultimate Reality—Locking our doors—Awareness of what we are concerned about—“Am I still susceptible to distraction?”—Human vs. spiritual happiness (PAGL)—Fear for another’s safety—What it means to “bless” someone—The only “I AM”—Belief that we are persons separated from God vs. understanding that we are emanations of God’s being—Fear of guns—“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”—Fear of death—Discovering our identity—The attraction of excitement—Sensualism—The “five gates of hell”—The compulsion to be in control—Violence as a form of sensualism—Phobias and the desire for control—Understanding vs. belief—Skepticism—Biblical use of “belief” and “trust”.

Class 095b - Safety & Security - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2 Fear of one’s own thoughts—“Above the firmament” in the ocean of Love-Intelligence—Being attentive to valid vs. seductive, frightening, provocative thoughts—Learning to be safe in the world—“Nothing comes into experience uninvited”—The attraction of sexual, violent, negative thoughts—Fascination of evil—Self-confirmation and self-destruction—The 91st Psalm—Attention as “dwelling place”—Consciousness of the ultimate Reality—Locking our doors—Awareness of what we are concerned about—“Am I still susceptible to distraction?”—Human vs. spiritual happiness (PAGL)—Fear for another’s safety—What it means to “bless” someone—The only “I AM”—Belief that we are persons separated from God vs. understanding that we are emanations of God’s being—Fear of guns—“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”—Fear of death—Discovering our identity—The attraction of excitement—Sensualism—The “five gates of hell”—The compulsion to be in control—Violence as a form of sensualism—Phobias and the desire for control—Understanding vs. belief—Skepticism—Biblical use of “belief” and “trust”.

Class 096 - Open Questions - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1: Symptoms getting better or worse—Absence from the body—The purpose of Metapsychiatry is individual redemption—Seeking the meaning of problems—Giving up cherished practices and ideas—Asking questions—Sincere motivation—Curiosity vs. interest—Discerning the truth—Mourning and loss—Being victimized—Self-deception and avoiding embarrassment—Using Metapsychiatry to get something—Teacher’s problem controlling bullies—Wants vs. needs—The only need—Going to sleep—Practicing dying—The fear of dying—Restless sleep—Insomnia—Thoughts before going to bed—Helpful environments for meditation.

Class 096 - Open Questions - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2: Symptoms getting better or worse—Absence from the body—The purpose of Metapsychiatry is individual redemption—Seeking the meaning of problems—Giving up cherished practices and ideas—Asking questions—Sincere motivation—Curiosity vs. interest—Discerning the truth—Mourning and loss—Being victimized—Self-deception and avoiding embarrassment—Using Metapsychiatry to get something—Teacher’s problem controlling bullies—Wants vs. needs—The only need—Going to sleep—Practicing dying—The fear of dying—Restless sleep—Insomnia—Thoughts before going to bed—Helpful environments for meditation.

Class 097 - Conflicting Values in the Workplace - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1: Desire to “do it right” and get results—Ambition and competitiveness—“The 3 Sisters”: pride, vanity, ambition—Excelling as an interpersonal value vs. “The 3 Es”: effortless, efficient, effective—Rivalry vs. witnessing the power and love of God—The horizontal vs. vertical perspectives—Wanting something from our customers and others vs. consciously being here for God—[unclear question from man working in father’s manufacturing business] – Focus on the issues vs. interaction thinking—Don’t try to change others—Focus on the work at hand—Work time, private time, God’s time—Competition vs. rivalry

Class 097 - Conflicting Values in the Workplace - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2: Changing from seeing a rival to seeing someone here for God—Comparison thinking—Being “the boss” vs. being a guide and clarifier—Behavior vs. knowing the Truth—Behavior and pretending—Seeking a job—We are always employed—Responding to personal questions—Shouldless planning—Keeping “your nose to the grindstone”.

Class 098 - Freedom from Anxiety - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1: The difference between “anxiety”, “worry”, and “fear”—Everything troublesome is self-concern—Fantasies, wanting, and anxiety—Trust in God vs. fantasizing—Relieving anxiety vs. healing anxiety—“The Three Rs”(Recognition, regret, re-orientation)—Regret requires suffering—The difficulty of losing interest in pleasure--Valid re-orientation (“the straight and narrow”)—The healing of troubles—When to go to a medical doctor—Personal control vs. Divine Mind’s managerial wisdom—Existential dread—Procrastination—Personal performance vs. manifesting God’s qualities—The Living Soul—Reincarnation?—Aging and the manifestation of unresolved problems—Decision making and receptivity—Eating food or drinking alcohol for anxiety relief—Various forms of ego-gratification sought in eating—What is sincerity? How can we be sincere?—The “prodigal son”—What is the “self”?—Ego existence is the illusion of existence apart from God.

Class 098 - Freedom from Anxiety - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2: The difference between “anxiety”, “worry”, and “fear”—Everything troublesome is self-concern—Fantasies, wanting, and anxiety—Trust in God vs. fantasizing—Relieving anxiety vs. healing anxiety—“The Three Rs”(Recognition, regret, re-orientation)—Regret requires suffering—The difficulty of losing interest in pleasure--Valid re-orientation (“the straight and narrow”)—The healing of troubles—When to go to a medical doctor—Personal control vs. Divine Mind’s managerial wisdom—Existential dread—Procrastination—Personal performance vs. manifesting God’s qualities—The Living Soul—Reincarnation?—Aging and the manifestation of unresolved problems—Decision making and receptivity—Eating food or drinking alcohol for anxiety relief—Various forms of ego-gratification sought in eating—What is sincerity? How can we be sincere?—The “prodigal son”—What is the “self”?—Ego existence is the illusion of existence apart from God.

Class 099 - Healing of Compulsions II - Track 1

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Summary:Track 1: Definition of “compulsion”—Repression of anger or other unacceptable ideas—Finding the meaning of compulsions—Cognitive dialectics—Process of forgiveness—Separating ignorance from the individual—Vengeance vs. forgiveness—Liberation from resentment or holding a grudge—Primitive desire for revenge—comparing ourselves to others—The Four Horsemen—Deceiving ourselves—Facing our secret thoughts—Meaning of dreams about/attraction to scenes of violence and disaster—Revelations which come with increased interest in our true identity—Compulsions as a defense against full awareness of grudges—Clinging to a grudge—Desire to be nice—Two steps in forgiveness—What current grudges reveal—Transference of past grudges —Forgiving ourselves—The source of ALL evils—Gender vs. The Living Soul—Anger’s food—Persistent problems with others—“Reaction formation”: the form our compulsions take—A problem with the neighbor’s cat—“Law of correspondence”: attracting what we cherish, fear hate—Desire to control others=the fear of being controlled—Compulsions to wash hands—Compulsion to smoke.

Class 099 - Healing of Compulsions II - Track 2

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Summary:Track 2: Definition of “compulsion”—Repression of anger or other unacceptable ideas—Finding the meaning of compulsions—Cognitive dialectics—Process of forgiveness—Separating ignorance from the individual—Vengeance vs. forgiveness—Liberation from resentment or holding a grudge—Primitive desire for revenge—comparing ourselves to others—The Four Horsemen—Deceiving ourselves—Facing our secret thoughts—Meaning of dreams about/attraction to scenes of violence and disaster—Revelations which come with increased interest in our true identity—Compulsions as a defense against full awareness of grudges—Clinging to a grudge—Desire to be nice—Two steps in forgiveness—What current grudges reveal—Transference of past grudges —Forgiving ourselves—The source of ALL evils—Gender vs. The Living Soul—Anger’s food—Persistent problems with others—“Reaction formation”: the form our compulsions take—A problem with the neighbor’s cat—“Law of correspondence”: attracting what we cherish, fear hate—Desire to control others=the fear of being controlled—Compulsions to wash hands—Compulsion to smoke.

Class 100b - The Healing of Guilt - Track 1

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Class 101 - Efficiency - Track 1

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Class 102 - Holiday Joy - Track 1

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Class 103 - Mid-Life: Crisis or Graduation? - Track 1

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Class 104 - Mental Despotism - Track 1

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Class 105 - Healing of Loss - Track 1

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Class 107 - Getting and Receiving - Track 1

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Class 108 - Parents Group #1 - Track 1

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Class 109 - Parents Group #2 - Track 1

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Class 110 - Another Face - Track 1

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Class 111 - Prayer - Track 1

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Class 112 - Imagination & Inspiration - Track 1

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Class 113 - God is Not a Person - Track 1

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Class 114 - Beyond the Dream - Track 1

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Class 115 - What Can be Done - Track 1

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Class 116 - Responsibility in Marriage - Track 1

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Class 117 - The Life of Jesus - Track 1

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Class 118 - What Does it Mean to Study Metapsychiatry? - Track 1

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Class 119 - Meltdown of Ignorance - Track 1

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Class 120 - Being in the World - Track 1

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Class 121 - Living Moment to Moment in Timelessness - Track 1

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Class 122 - Prepare Ye the Way - Track 1

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Class 123 - Innocence - Track 1

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Class 124 - Consciousness that Heals - Track 1

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Class 125 - Principles as Healing Prayers - Track 1

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Class 126 - Substance - Track 1

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Class 127 - The Ocean / The Pollution - Track 1

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