Read the Original Lectures

Eva Pierrakos was a medium who spoke the Pathwork lectures over a period of 22 years.

Eva Pierrakos, shown here with her husband John Pierrakos, spoke the Pathwork lectures over a 22-year period.

Practical Spiritual Wisdom

CreatIng a Path to Self-Knowing

The Guide lectures are the original foundation of the Guide’s teachings, and they are all available for free at Also, while reading the Q&As, you will find many links to lectures.

The 244 lectures from the Guide continue to unfold further each time you read them. The teachings also deliver universal messages that will pertain to everyone at some point on their journey.

But how do you find the lecture that meets you where you are today? Spilling the Script provides a framework for understanding the greater arc of the teachings, with relevant lectures listed in each chapter. And the Real.Clear. series provides the teachings in an easier-to-read language; you can see which teachings are in what books, to help guide you in your search.

Or you can browse the original lectures here sequentially by title, and then just dive in.

Links to the Lectures

1-24 | 25-49 | 50-74 | 75-99 | 100-124 | 125-149 | 150-174 | 175-199 | 200-224 | 225-249 | 250-258

1 The Sea of Life
2 Decisions and Tests
3 Choosing Your Destiny — The Will to Change
4 World Weariness
5 Happiness for Yourself or Happiness as a Link in the Chain of Life
6 The Human Role in the Spiritual and Material Universes
7 Asking for Help and Helping Others
8 Mediumship — How to Contact God’s Spirit World
9 Prayer and Meditation — The Lord’s Prayer
10 Male and Female Incarnations: Their Rhythms and Causes
11 Self-Knowledge — The Great Plan — The Spirit World
12 The Order and Diversity of the Spiritual Worlds — The Process of Reincarnation
13 Positive Thinking: the Right and the Wrong Kind
14 The Higher Self, the Lower Self, and the Mask
15 Influence Between the Spiritual World and the Material World
16 Spiritual Nourishment — Willpower
17 The Call — Daily Review
18 Free Will
19 Jesus Christ
20 God: The Creation
21 The Fall
22 Salvation

25 The Path: Initial Steps, Preparation, and Decisions
26 Finding One’s Faults
27 Escape Possible Also on the Path
28 Communication with God — Daily Review
29 The Forces of Activity and Passivity — Finding God’s Will
30 Self-Will, Pride and Fear
31 Shame
32 Decision-Making
33 Occupation with Self — Right and Wrong Faith
34 Preparation for Reincarnation
35 Turning to God
36 Prayer
37 Acceptance, Right and Wrong Way — Dignity in Humility
38 Images
39 Image-Finding
40 More on Image-Finding: A Summary
41 Images: The Damage They Do
42 Christmas Blessings — Objectivity and Subjectivity
43 Three Basic Personality Types: Reason, Will, Emotion
44 The Forces of Love, Eros, and Sex
45 The Conflict Between Conscious and Unconscious Desires
46 Authority
47 The Wall Within
48 The Life Force in the Universe
49 Obstacles on the Path: Old Stuff, Wrong Guilt, and Who, Me?

50 The Vicious Circle
51 Importance of Forming Independent Opinions
52 The God-Image
53 Self-Love
55 Three Cosmic Principles: the Expanding, the Restricting, and the Static Principles
56 Capacity to Wish — Healthy and Unhealthy Motives in Desire
57 The Mass Image of Self-Importance
58 The Desire for Happiness and the Desire for Unhappiness
60 The Abyss of Illusion — Freedom & Self-Responsibility
62 Man and Woman
64 Outer Will and Inner Will — Misconception About Selfishness
66 Shame of the Higher Self
68 Suppression of Positive and Creative Tendencies — Thought Processes
69 The Folly of Watching for Results While on the Path; Fulfillment or Suppression of the Valid Desire to Be Loved
71 Reality and Illusion — Concentration Exercises
72 The Fear of Loving
73 Compulsion to Recreate and Overcome Childhood Hurts
74 Confusions and Hazy Motivations

75 The Great Transition in Human Development from Isolation to Union
77 Self-Confidence: Its True Origin and What Prohibits It
80 Cooperation, Communication, Union
81 Conflicts in the World of Duality
82 The Conquest of Duality Symbolized in the Life and Death of Jesus
83 The Idealized Self-Image
84 Love, Power, Serenity as Divine Attributes and as Distortions
85 Distortions of the Instincts of Self-Preservation and Procreation
86 The Instincts of Self-Preservation and Procreation in Conflict
87 The Next Phase on the Path: Questions and Answers
88 Religion: True and False
89 Emotional Growth and Its Function
90 Moralizing — Disproportionate Reactions — Needs
92 Repressed Needs — Relinquishing Blind Needs — Primary and Secondary Reactions
93 The Link Between the Main Image, Repressed Needs, and Defenses
94 Sin and Neurosis — Unifying the Inner Split
95 Self-Alienation and the Way Back to the Real Self
96 Questions and Answers and Additional Comments on Laziness as Symptom of Self-Alienation
97 Perfectionism Obstructs Happiness — Manipulation of Emotions
98 Wishful Daydreams
99 Falsified Impressions of Parents: Their Cause and Cure

100 Meeting the Pain of Destructive Patterns
101 The Defense
102 The Seven Cardinal Sins
103 Harm of too Much Love-Giving — Constructive and Destructive Will Forces
104 Intellect and Will as Tools or Hindrances to Self-Realization
105 Humanity’s Relationship to God in Various Stages of Development
106 Sadness versus Depression — Relationship
107 Three Aspects That Prevent Loving
108 Fundamental Guilt for Not Loving — Obligations
109 Spiritual and Emotional Health Through Restitution for Real Guilt
110 Hope and Faith and Other Key Concepts Discussed in Answers to Questions
111 Soul-Substance — Coping with Demands
112 Humanity’s Relationship to Time
113 Identification with the Self
114 Struggle: Healthy and Unhealthy
115 Perception, Determination, Love as Aspects of Consciousness
116 Reaching the Spiritual Center — Struggle Between the Lower Self and the Superimposed Conscience
117 Shame: A Legacy of Childhood Experiences, Even Favorable Ones
118 Duality Through Illusion — Transference
119 Movement, Consciousness, Experience: Pleasure, the Essence of Life
120 The Individual and Humanity
121 Displacement, Substitution, Superimposition
122 Self-Fulfillment Through Self-Realization as Man or Woman
123 Liberation and Peace by Overcoming Fear of the Unknown
124 The Language of the Unconscious

125 Transition from the No-Current to the Yes-Current
126 Contact with the Life Force
127 Evolution’s Four Stages: Automatic Reflexes, Awareness, Understanding, Knowing
128 Limitations Created Through Illusory Alternatives
129 Winner versus Loser: Interplay Between the Self and Creative Forces
130 Finding True Abundance by Going Through Your Fear
131 Interaction Between Expression and Impression
132 The Function of the Ego in Relation to the Real Self
133 Love: Not a Commandment, But as Spontaneous Soul Movement of the Inner Self
134 The Concept of Evil
135 Mobility in Relaxation — Suffering Through Attachment of the Life Force to Negative Situations
136 The Illusory Fear of the Self
137 Balance of Inner and Outer Control
138 The Human Predicament of Desire For, and Fear of, Closeness
139 Deadening of the Live Center Through Misinterpretation of Reality
140 Conflict of Positive versus Negative Oriented Pleasure as the Origin of Pain
141 Return to the Original Level of Perfection
142 The Longing for and the Fear of Happiness — Also, the Fear of Releasing the Little Ego
143 Unity and Duality
144 The Process and Significance of Growing
145 Responding to the Call of Life
146 The Positive Concept of Life — Fearlessness to Love — The Balance Between Activity and Passivity
147 The Nature of Life and Human Nature
148 Positivity and Negativity: One Energy Current
149 Cosmic Pull Toward Union — Frustration

150 Self-Liking: The Condition for Universal State of Bliss
151 Intensity: An Obstacle to Self-Realization
152 Connection Between the Ego and the Universal Power
153 The Self-Regulating Nature of Involuntary Processes
154 Pulsation of Consciousness
155 Fear of Self — Giving and Receiving
157 Infinite Possibilities of Experience Hindered by Emotional Dependency
158 The Ego’s Cooperation With or Obstruction of the Real Self
159 Life Manifestation Reflects Dualistic Illusion
160 Conciliation of the Inner Split
161 Unconscious Negativity Endangers Surrender of Ego to Involuntary Processes
162 Three Levels of Reality for Inner Guidance
163 Mind Activity and Mind Receptivity
164 Further Aspects of Polarity — Selfishness
165 Evolutionary Phases in the Relationship Between the Realms of Feelings, Reason, and Will
166 Perceiving, Reacting, Expressing
167 Frozen Life Center Becomes Alive
168 Two Basic Ways of Life: Toward and Away From the Center
169 The Masculine and Feminine Principles in the Creative Process
170 Fear of Bliss versus Longing for It — The Energy Centers
171 Spiritual Laws
172 The Life Energy Centers
173 Basic Attitudes and Practices to Open the Centers — The Right Attitude Toward Frustration
174 Self-Esteem

175 Consciousness: Fascination with Creation
176 Overcoming Negativity
177 Pleasure — The Full Pulsation of Life
178 The Universal Principle of Growth Dynamics
179 Chain Reactions in the Dynamics of Creative Life Substance
180 The Spiritual Significance of Human Relationship
181 The Meaning of the Human Struggle
182 The Process of Meditation (Meditation for Three Voices: Ego, Lower Self, Higher Self)
183 The Spiritual Meaning of Crisis
184 The Meaning of Evil and its Transcendence
185 Mutuality: A Cosmic Principle and Law
186 Venture in Mutuality: Healing Force to Change Negative Inner Will
187 (The Way to Handle) Alternation of Expansive and Contracting States
188 Affecting and Being Affected
189 Self-Identification Determined Through Stages of Consciousness
190 Importance of Experiencing All Feelings, Including Fear — The Dynamic State of Laziness
191 Inner and Outer Experience
192 Real and False Needs
193 Resumê of the Basic Principles of the Pathwork: Its Aim and Process
194 Meditation: Its Laws and Various Approaches — A Summary (Meditation as Positive Life Creation)
195 Identification and Intentionality: Identification with the Spiritual Self to Overcome Negative Intentionality
196 Commitment: Cause and Effect
197 Energy and Consciousness in Distortion: Evil
198 Transition to Positive Intentionality
199 The Meaning of the Ego and its Transcendence

200 The Cosmic Feeling
201 Demagnetizing Negative Force Fields — Pain of Guilt
202 Psychic Interaction of Negativity
203 Interpenetration of the Divine Light Spark into the Outer Regions — Mind Exercises
204 What is the Path?
205 Order as a Universal Principle
206 Desire: Creative or Destructive
207 The Spiritual Symbolism and Significance of Sexuality
208 The Innate Human Capacity to Create
209 The Roscoe Lecture: Inspiration for the Pathwork Center
210 Visualization Process for Growing Into the Unitive State
211 Outer Events Reflect Self-Creation — Three Stages
212 Claiming the Total Capacity for Greatness
213 The Spiritual and Practical Meaning of “Let Go, Let God”
214 Psychic Nuclear Points
215 Psychic Nuclear Points Continued — Process in the Now
216 Connection Between the Incarnatory Process and the Life Task
217 The Phenomenon of Consciousness
218 The Evolutionary Process
219 Christmas Message — Message to the Children
220 Reawakening from Pre-Incarnatory Anesthesia
221 Faith and Doubt in Truth or Distortion
222 Transformation of the Lower Self
223 The Era of the New Age and New Consciousness
224 Creative Emptiness

225 Evolutionary Stages of Individual and Group Consciousness
226 Approach to Self — Self-Forgiveness Without Condoning the Lower Self
227 Change from Outer to Inner Laws in the New Age
228 Balance
229 Woman and Man in the New Age
230 The Universality of Change — Reincarnative Process in the Same Life Span
231 New Age Education
232 Being Values versus Appearance Values — Self-Identification
233 The Power of the Word
234 Perfection, Immortality, Omnipotence
235 The Anatomy of Contraction
236 The Superstition of Pessimism
237 Leadership — The Art of Transcending Frustration
238 The Pulse of Life on all Levels of Manifestation
239 Christmas Lecture 1975
240 Aspects of the Anatomy of Love: Self-Love, Structure, Freedom
241 Dynamics of Movement and Resistance to its Nature
242 The Spiritual Meaning of Political Systems
243 The Great Existential Fear and Longing
244 “Be in the World but Not of the World” — The Evil of Inertia
245 Cause and Effect on Various Levels of Consciousness
246 Tradition: Its Divine and Distorted Aspects
247 The Mass Images of Judaism and Christianity
248 Three Principles of the Forces of Evil — Personification of Evil
249 The Pain of Injustice — Cosmic Records of All Personal and Collective Events, Deeds, Expressions

250 Inner Awareness of Grace — Exposing the Deficit
251 The Evolution and Spiritual Meaning of Marriage — New Age Marriage
252 Privacy and Secrecy
253 Continue Your Struggle and Cease all Struggle
254 Surrender
255 The Birthing Process — Cosmic Pulse
256 Inner Space, Focused Emptiness
257 Aspects of the New Divine Influx: Communication, Group Consciousness, Exposure
258 Personal Contact with Jesus Christ — Positive Aggression — The Real Meaning of Salvation

“All you need is to be really in good faith and search deep inside your unexpressed consciousness. And that can be unearthed; with the help of someone, you can find it. Only in that moment do you become free, do you cease to experience yourself as a victim who is tied by circumstances beyond your control. That is always the key, my friends.

It is one of the basic principles of the teachings I am privileged to give you here. It is the basic principle of this Pathwork®. It is something that most people want to reject because it is uncomfortable, and they prefer to see themselves as a victim, at a tremendous cost. But the true freedom and liberation lies in always seeing what part you play volitionally in the situation you are in.”

– Pathwork® Guide, Q&A #201