Knowing the Self through Understanding the Mind

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Knowing the Self through Understanding the Mind

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 23-28, 2014 – Esalen

It is entirely possible to verify for oneself that we are part of a caring and intelligible universe. The verification is a kind of proof since it is a way of understanding that is based upon a realization that our mind constantly communicates with us and for our benefit. Communications from the mind are as profound as they are utterly appropriate to our circumstances, for while the scope of the mind is pervasive, its precision is always directed to what is personally and spiritually significant. The self is always seeking completion; hence, our choice of goals, the problems we face, the daydreams and fantasies we have, the seemingly random thoughts that occur during our meditations, and the dreams that visit us in our sleep — each is a doorway into the richest source of insights into our lives.

During this workshop, we will explore a new paradigm that offers a profound understanding of the way the mind functions and communicates with us for our benefit. As we focus on our dreams and daydreams with the simple rules of this new paradigm, we are brought to an awareness that our everyday existence can be the doorway to the profound, and what is often ignored can be the key to our inner development. Pierre Grimes has developed this new paradigm as a path of self-discovery over many years. It has its roots in the Homeric/Socratic tradition. Please bring writing materials and a small tape recorder for recording your dreams.

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Unblocking: Removing Blocks to Understanding

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A companion to The Pocket Pierre, Unblocking will give you the tools to meet the challenge of the phrase, “Know Thyself.” You will be led through a series of questions that will help you uncover deeply-held beliefs about yourself, beliefs that have created your difficulties and prevented you from achieving your highest purpose in life.

Anatomy of Dreams – Pierre Grimes

 

Pierre Grimes demonstrates dreams, dreaming and the structure of dreams explored in philosophical midwifery (philosophical counseling).

These talks were recorded at the Philosophical Research Society where Pierre Grimes gave talks from 1995-1998.

These videos deal with dreams, fantasies and random thoughts as a doorway to understanding the intelligent, caring nature of the mind.