Kathleen Speeth: The Psychodynamics of Liberation — Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

NOTE: This is an excerpt from the full 90-minute DVD.

Underneath the apparent separation of individuals there is a level of unity and interconnectedness. True liberation, suggests Kathleen Speeth, involves attaining an awareness of this level. In Part I of this program, Dr. Speeth enters into an intensive dialogue on the nature and meaning of liberation as viewed in both eastern and western traditions.

In Part II of the DVD, Dr. Speeth focuses on our tendency to sabotage ourselves — to act against our own best interests. She maintains that a distinction can be drawn between inner weaknesses for which we may forgive ourselves and those inner criminal impulses toward which we must remain forever vigilant.

Kathleen Speeth, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and co-editor (with Daniel Goleman) of The Essential Psychologies. She is author of The Gurdjieff Work and Gurdjieff: Seeker After Truth. She is a faculty member of the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology in Menlo Park, California.

Published on August 25, 2010