Rabbi Zalman Schachter: Spiritual Eldering (excerpt) — A Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Jeffrey Mishlove

NOTE: This is an excerpt from the two-part, 60-minute DVD.

The model of the spiritual elder is an appropriate one for individuals experiencing an extended lifespan. This process can be facilitated through the application of transpersonal and humanistic processes. A major part of this work involves an examination of one’s life and an understanding of how apparently negative events often lead to positive outcomes. Inner work is also essential to relieve oneself of the burden of resentment and anger that can accumulate over a lifetime.

Zalman Schachter, Ph.D., is emeritus professor of the psychology of religion and religious mysticism at Temple University. He is author of Spiritual Intimacy.

Published on August 31, 2010