Anyone working on the Path, typically working with a helper. See also: Helper.

Vicious Circle

An unconscious, counterproductive cycle. E.g., “I have pain I don’t want to face. Therefore I use drugs. This just pushes the pain down further. Therefore I use more drugs.”


Unity is a plane where acceptance, love and harmony prevail. We long for the unified state of consciousness, a state of absolute reality, bliss, freedom, and fulfillment. We experience it when we disidentify with our personality/false selves, and identify with our higher selves. Then duality is transcended.


The metamorphosis that occurs when we awaken to false constructs of the reality we’ve created in a way that allows us to shift who we are being and what we are capable of.

Spiritual Practices

Work we do on a regular basis to grow ourselves and mature spiritually. In Pathwork, these include prayer and meditation, daily reflection (see also: Daily Review), and various other processes taught in the lectures.

Spiritual Laws

Laws (from the lectures) are in concert with life. Examples include: Law of Brotherhood (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you), Paying the Price (To every gratification there is a disadvantage which must be faced and accepted), Law of Attention (What we focus on expands. What we resist/judge persists.), etc.

Soul Substance

A malleable, inner substance that reflects every particle of a person’s life. Every thought of any significance, every feeling, every intent, every will direction, every action–with all its ramifications–is imprinted into this substance and thereby made available to review.

Self Responsibility

If you accept that everything that happens to you on the outside is a reflection of your inner-self, it gives you tremendous power. This feels like a burden to us as long as we feel guilt at finding our inner errors. But once we accept ourselves as we are, without the wrong kind of shame …

Real Self

The aspect of us that includes the divine which is wise, in love, and in unity.

Personality Types

Each of us have a ray of Love/Emotion, Will/Power, or Reason/Serenity. One type is usually stronger that the others; and, we all have some of each. In their divine form, they show up like true love, healthy power and true serenity. In their distorted (current for most of us!) forms, we use them for defense …

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