Transpersonal Tidbits: a simple Spiritual Development Indicator – by Frances Vaughan, Ph.D. |

Leave a comment

February 28 by The Running Son

msmssm

Spiritual Development:

Outcomes and Indicators

by Frances Vaughan, Ph.D.Aug. 1998

Visit the Council on Spiritual Practices site: http://csp.org

Copyright © 1998 by Frances Vaughan. All rights reserved. Used by the Council on Spiritual Practices with permission.

[Source: http://csp.org/development/docs/vaughan-spiritual.html ]

Spiritual Development

  • Stages of spiritual development
    • Traditional
      • Christian – Fowler’s six stages of faith
      • Buddhist – Ten ox-herding pictures
      • Hindu – seven chakras
      • Sufi – seven levels of self
    • Psychological
      • Egocentric
      • Sociocentric
      • Worldcentric
      • Transpersonal
  • Markers
    • Presence
      • Self-awareness
      • awareness of others
      • awareness of relationships
      • authenticity
    • Emotional transformation
      • Compassion replacing judgment
      • Forgiveness replacing anger
      • Expanding circle of empathic identification
    • Motivation
        inner peace: from fear to love

      • cultivation of wisdom: from ignorance to understanding
      • liberation: from bondage to freedom
    • Process
      • belief-faith-experience-identification
      • effort and surrender
      • attention and intention
        • setting a sacred intention
        • self-improvement and self-acceptance
      • from mystical experience to becoming a mystic
    • Purpose
      • relieve suffering
      • awaken new perceptions of reality
      • self-realization and self-transcendence
      • enlightenment
      • connecting life of mind and spirit with action in the world
  • Evolution
    • The spiritual path – aspiring to enlightenment
  • Involution
    • Experience-gnosis-manifestation-transmission

___________________________________________________________________

For further reading on topics outlined above see:

Vaughan, F. Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions. Wheaton, Ill.: Quest Books, 1995. Also Author’s Guild Back-in-Print series, http://www.iUniverse.com.

Vaughan, F. The Inward Arc: Healing in Psychotherapy and Spirituality. 2nd edition. Nevada City, CA.: Blue Dolphin, 1995 Also Author’s Guild Back-in-Print series, http://www.iUniverse.com.

.

END

.

The Running Father Blog

___________________________________________________________________

To view ALL Trasnspersonal Tidbits, click here –> https://runningfather.wordpress.com/category/transpersonal-tidbits/

___________________________________________________________________

Advertisements

♫ Talk to Jim...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

RFB editor Jim Aldrich, Joshua Tree CA 2013

RunningSon aka Jim Aldrich, Joshua Tree CA 2013 | This site is dedicated with the deepest gratitude to Dr. Cláudio Naranjo, whose writings gave me life.

  • 269,987 souls hit the RFB

Click to Follow the RFB!

Join 1,023 other followers

Recent Posts…

Some RFB Followers…

Flag Counter
DoubleU = W

WITHIN ARE PIECES OF ME

UP!::urban po'E.Tree(s)

by po'E.T. and the colors of pi

The shadows of a dream

Words walking the tightrope from functionality to versification.

Connecting Beyond

Beyond The Known

presentlymine

spice up your life vanilla style

galaktikapoetikeatunis

A topnotch WordPress.com site

forgottenmeadows

thoughts from my mind to yours

A Mirror Obscura,

Poetry, musings and sightings from where the country changes

annamosca

Poetic Landscapes Of The Spirit

Bilder

Ein schöner Tag - wenn er zu Ende geht, ist nichts mehr, wie es war...

realtalented

Im here to expose true talent

phillymanjim's Blog

Poetry, Musings, Photographs

Blog It Or Lose It

Paloma's Pen

The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

Here and now, with all of it.

Tania Marie

Creating Life As A Work Of Art With A Magick Rabbit By My Side

seanbidd.wordpress.com/

Nomadic & transient tales from a boutique photographer, writer and multimedia creative.

belsbror

Simple Living

Papermashed

A place for all that inspires me, especially to write.

Smuggling Bay

About expression

leather green gargoyle

what I hear, what I read, what I write

Gray Poet

Just a place to express my poems.

HA's Place

the lived experiences and musings of an organic, home-grown poet

sharkouni

The greatest WordPress.com site in all the land!

Notes on a Spanish Valley

Award-winning blog - Living in rural Andalucia

Wendy L. Macdonald

My faith is not shallow because I've been rescued from the deep.

idealisticrebel

Women's Issues, Peace, Creativity & Spirituality

intotheindigo

My muse's quiet amusement

The Bully Pulpit

(n): An office or position that provides its occupant with an outstanding opportunity to speak out on any issue.

Poemotherapi Shoppe

"Oh How Art Thou Love Of Poetry"

hammerwerk

light_and_shadow

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

∙ tenderheartmusings ∙

we were born naked onto the page of existence; with nothing but the pen of our soul to write ourselves into eternal ecstasy ~ DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan

Traces of the Soul

Whispering insights of this, that, then and there

"we'll never be royals."

Small artists with big potential and lots of cliché.

ldr13

A Long Distance Relationship Blog. Join the FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/theLDRdiaries13

David Emeron: Sonnets

If I swore not to describe my heart, would it stop beating forever?

PICZLoad pics a la carte

Watchout Loud and Have PICBliss!

Simple Pleasures

Visual Poetry, Photography and Quotes

Of Distant Places

How it feels like feeling home to a person who lives 8,000 miles away

Manang Bok's House

Atrocities are sometimes nothing less than the vengeance of the tormented. (Louis de Bernieres)

going the distance for love blog

Life in a long distance relationship

Don Charisma

because anything is possible with Charisma

%d bloggers like this: