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Maria Cristina de Barros

At this current moment, there is already clear scientific evidence about the importance of the spiritual dimension for individual and collective mental health. However, there is also a need to build new perspectives and models of working with spiritual transformative experiences, as they are incredibly prevalent within the general Brazilian population, across all strata of society. To achieve this aim, we have recently designed a creative group-working online program for psychotherapists, clinical psychologists, medical doctors, nurses and health professionals in general, to work out cultural sensitive techniques for dealing with spiritual/anomalous experiences. During 2 hours of sharing experiences, sensations, insights and challenges, we’ve created a peer support space that can facilitate the recognition of personal resources and good coping strategies suitable for working with the transpersonal realm, which can therefore qualify their clinical work at health care in Brazil.


Pankaj Seth

The Hindu View of Nature with its sacrality has countless entry points for the seeker into a mythic process which goes all the way to Satya/Truth. Satya in its dynamic function is Rtam, the cosmic order, the moral order as well as the physical order. This view of Divine Nature rather than merely Elemental Nature historically involves a literary, mythopoetic process by which Nature is divinized in Hindu Dharma.

In order to illustrate this, I will speak on the holy pilgrimages/yatras in the Himalaya that I have gone to as a spiritual seeker and in this way also speak on the inner yogic-mystical process within the person as they engage Divine Nature at the Himalayan shrines of Kedarnath, Gangotri and Vaishno Devi.