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The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening | Manchester

The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening | Manchester

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  •  34 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4JY
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Dr. Steve Taylor is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University. He is the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality, including Making ... More Info »
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What does it mean to be spiritually awakened, or ‘enlightened’? Does the state just occur spontaneously or can we cultivate it?

Psychologist Dr. Steve Taylor - author of the best-selling book The Leap: The Psychology of Spiritual Awakening - will show that the ‘awakened’ state is more common than is generally believed. He will highlight some of the main characteristics of the state, including intensified perception, acceptance, gratitude, a transcendence of separation and inner quietness.

Drawing on his years of psychological research, Steve will share stories of ordinary people who have shifted into an ‘awakened’ state following periods of intense suffering, such as a diagnosis of cancer, severe depression and bereavement. He will also discuss cases of people who were ‘naturally’ awakened, and expressed themselves as poets and artists.

Steve will lead some exercises to help cultivate some of these characteristics of wakefulness, and show that that ‘wakefulness’ is not an unattainable esoteric state but one that can be developed by everyone. He will even suggest that we need to move collectively towards the state of wakefulness in order to live harmoniously as a species.

Venue: Yang Sing

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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