Diverse approaches to connecting consciousness, healing and transformation

Do you have a passion to bring something new to the world? Is conducting research something that you see yourself doing? Dr. Marilyn Schlitz saw that for herself, and as the Chair for Sofia University’s PhD programs, models that passion with her current research on diverse perspectives in healing.

My goal is to contribute to the emergence of a more sustainable worldview through original research, field formation, education, multi-media communications, and a global network of colleagues. I am eager to harvest 35 years of work on consciousness transformation and healing to contribute to the kind of positive personal and social transformation that is being called for in our times.”

Diverse Perspectives on Healing (Part I)

by Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D.,  Program Chair at Sofia University for the PhD in Transpersonal Psychology programs

Welcome to Part 1 of a video blog series exploring diverse cultural and religious perspectives on healing. The series is based on interviews I conducted with masters and teachers from the world’s traditions. This unique series will illuminate the diverse approaches to healing as well as the common threads that unite the many distinct practices that connect consciousness, healing and transformation.

In this first video Sylver Quevedo, MD, a professor of comparative healing, speaks of compassion as a defining quality of healers across traditions. Steven Aung, MD, reflects on “loving kindness” and the importance of the mental state of the healer during the act of healing. Lastly, Eric Vormanns relates his practice of Etheric Healing, a tradition that traces back to his home country of Ghana.

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Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D. is a social anthropologist, researcher, writer, and charismatic public speaker. She is currently She is currently the Founder and CEO of Worldview Enterprises. She also serves as President Emeritus and a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Additionally, she is a Senior Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center, where she focuses on health and healing, and is a board member of Pacifica Graduate Institute.

For more than three decades, Marilyn has been a leader in the field of consciousness studies. Her research and extensive publications focus on personal and social transformation, cultural pluralism, extended human capacities, and mind body medicine. She has a depth of leadership experience in government, business, and the not-for-profit sectors. Her broad and varied work has given her a unique ability to help individuals and organizations identify and develop personal and interpersonal skills and capacities needed by 21st century leaders.

She produced the film Death Makes Life Possible with Deepak Chopra, and wrote a companion book of the same name, published by SoundsTrue. To see her other film credits, click here. To explore her current research projects, click here.

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