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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.

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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? The Real.Clear. series provides 95 of the teachings in easier-to-read language; you can view which teachings are in what books, to help guide you in your search. You can also read an overview of the teachings.

Or you can browse the original lectures sequentially by title below and just dive in.

Read full Pathwork Lectures on the Pathwork Foundation website, or enjoy abbreviated versions of the lectures below.

Lecture Titles

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

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 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 Resumé 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

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