Origins of Spiritual Psychology
Since the beginning of time, humans have been on a natural quest to understand the unknown and have contemplated the spiritual dimension.
Spiritual Psychology is the natural evolution of these contemplations.
Spiritual Psychology Evolution in the Modern Era
Carl Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology, began the thought process that led to Spiritual Psychology as we know it today.
“Spiritual Psychology is the point at which conventional psychology and spirituality intersect.”
Jung was a protégé of Sigmund Freud in the early 20th century, however, as Jung began to develop his work with the “collective unconscious,” he and Freud went their separate ways.
Roberto Assagioli, the founder of a psychological approach known as psychosynthesis, also found Freud’s theories to be limiting. Both Jung and Assogioli recognized that there was a link between psychological symptoms and spirituality.
Freud maintained that humans experience life on three levels: physical, mental and emotional. Jung and Assogioli were pioneers in recognizing a fourth level, the spiritual level.
A wide range of best selling authors contribute to this field including Dr. Wayne Dyer, Carolyn Myss, Joan Borysendko, Gary Zukav, Echart Tolle, Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick, Juan Miguel Ruiz, John Bradshaw, Louis Hay and many others.