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by Beatriz Berkowitz

“Healing is always linked to the expansion of consciousness” - Jose Trigueirinho Neto

The human being is a very complex being composed of many levels and dimensions.  We could even say that it is a mysterious being, as is the macrocosm that surrounds it.  The human being as a microcosm reflects in itself the macrocosm.  They are interconnected and in relationship to each other.   From this interaction life is created and the human being has the opportunity to discover itself as a cosmic being, resolving in this way the enigma of human existence.

The great psychologist Carl Jung has said:   “In the end, the cosmos and the person obey common laws. The human being is a cosmos in miniature and is not separated by any barrier from the great cosmos.  The same laws regulate both, and between the one and the other exists a path that links them.  The psyche and the cosmos are in relation with each other in the same way that the inner world is related with the external world.”  (Quoted in “The Inner Space of the Human Being” by Angela Maria la Sala Bata).

This happens in a gradual process as the individual becomes conscious of all of these aspects in her or his being, of all the energies that compose it and all of its faculties, until the true essence of the being is realized – the Self or Overself (as it is called by the philosopher Paul Brunton.)  To the extent that we become conscious of these dimensions in ourselves and to the extent that we harmonize and balance these many aspects of our being – including our body, psyche and spirit – the more we feel integrated and an increase in happiness and health is actualized. 

Robert Assagioli, the founder of Psychosythesis, affirms the existence of a transpersonal level within the human being, i.e. of an inner dimension that transcends the limits of egoism, of materiality, and of sensorial experience, of the biological and psychological conditioning within which the being reveals its true nature and reality.

We could say that this is the divine part in us – our essence – or if one prefers, our super-consciousness, transcending the personal aspect in us, i.e. the physical, emotional and mental bodies. 

How then can we come to know in ourselves this multi-dimensional totality?  Through a gradual interiorization that can take place when make space for a few minutes of silence in our daily lives, through the practice of meditation or systems of movement such as Tai Chi, Yoga and Xi Gung, or in contemplation of nature.

In this way we begin the process of awakening to a realization of self through the perception of these multiple dimensions – etheric, mental, emotional and spiritual.  Thus the great philosopher and teacher of Plato Socrates has said:  “Know Thyself.”  The knowledge of the self leads us to freedom.  Therefore to know and to be, or know to be – these are important keys in this evolutionary process of the human being called life.

Beatriz Berkowitz was trained as a clinical and transpersonal psychologist and teacher of psychology at the Catholic University of Pelotas, Brazil and is a certified hypnotherapist, Acutonics Sound Healing practitioner and teacher, and certified instructor of the Biyun Medical Xi Gung system.  For over thirty years she has assisted individuals in the process of healing and awakening to their deeper reality, i.e. a psychology of the soul.  Currently she offers classes in spiritual philosophy and psychology and individual consultations at the Wellness Center in Mount Shasta.   Feel free to stop by her office (#2) to pick up a brochure or call or e-mail (530 784-0417 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

 

A Deeper Look at Bystander Behavior

by Magda Beatriz Berkowitz, M.A. and Alan Berkowitz, Ph.D.

You see a situation that bothers you and you wonder if you should do something. You are now having the experience of being a “bystander.” Where does this desire to act come from? To answer this question we must ask yet another question – a question that is often overlooked because we think that we know the answer. “Who am I?” In other words, to know where our deepest impulses come from – our desire to help others, to do the “right thing”, to not be a bystander, and in many cases to go against what we have been taught from parents, family and culture – we must look deep within ourselves to seek their origin.

The Phenomenon of Crop Circles

by Alan Berkowitz (Micha-El)

The world’s sacred traditions speak of multiple levels of existence above our three-dimensional world, and to beings within each of these levels that populate them. This is a common feature of many systems, including Hinduism, Neo-Platonism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Christianity. These beings from higher levels are capable of intervening in the life of humans and of assisting the evolution of Planet Earth. For example, in the Western religion (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) scriptures and mystics speak of Angels and Archangels, with many recorded instances of their presence and influence among us.

Spiritual Service and the Inner Meaning of “Temple”

by Alan Berkowitz
Presented at the World Brotherhood Union Panel
November 1, 2007 – Istanbul, Turkey

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

It is a great honor to stand before you as fellow “Spiritual Searchers” here in this land that has been home to so many sacred traditions, temples, and lovers of wisdom – teachers and teachings who have inspired my search and shaped my thinking.  Today I want to talk with you about the inner meaning of “Temple” and what it means to be a world-server.  To serve the divine plan we must become temples where the divine lives.  By temple, I mean any place where the sacred dwells.  I will also introduce you to the work of my own spiritual community – Wisdom’s Goldenrod Center for Philosophic Studies, in the United States.  I offer you my sincere thanks for inviting me to be here with you now.

The Multi-Dimensionality of the Human Being

by Beatriz Berkowitz

“Healing is always linked to the expansion of consciousness” - Jose Trigueirinho Neto

The human being is a very complex being composed of many levels and dimensions.  We could even say that it is a mysterious being, as is the macrocosm that surrounds it.  The human being as a microcosm reflects in itself the macrocosm.  They are interconnected and in relationship to each other.   From this interaction life is created and the human being has the opportunity to discover itself as a cosmic being, resolving in this way the enigma of human existence.