Transformation through Turmoil with Dr Steve Taylor
When Psychological Turmoil and Trauma Lead to Spiritual Awakening
‘An important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present.’
For 15 years, transpersonal psychologist Steve Taylor has been researching cases of spontaneous spiritual awakening that occur in the midst of intense psychological turmoil. In times of bereavement, serious illness, addiction, deep depression and intense stress a miraculous transformation sometimes occurs: the death of an old identity and the birth of a new, spiritually awakened self.
In this talk – based on his new book Extraordinary Awakenings – Steve provides some examples of these transformations from his research, and explains the reasons why they occur, including factors such as the dissolution of psychological attachments leading to ego-dissolution. Then he explains what we can learn from the phenomenon, with principles that we can apply to our own spiritual development. These include acknowledgement, self-exploration and acceptance.
Dr Steve Taylor is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University, and past chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society.
He is the author of several best-selling books on psychology and spirituality, including three works of spiritual poetry. His books include Waking From Sleep, The Fall, The Leap and Spiritual Science. His new book is titled Extraordinary Awakenings.
Eckhart Tolle has described Steve’s work as ‘an important contribution to the shift in consciousness which is happening on our planet at present.’
Steve lives in Manchester, England, and his website is:- www.stevenmtaylor.com
Tickets: £15 for an invitation on Zoom