Outline: Spiritual Emergency

 

A brief outline for an (so far imagined) presentation on spiritual emergency:

  1. Definitions
    • Spiritual Emergence
    • Spiritual Emergency
    • History of definitions + work in the field
  2. Types + symptoms + triggers
    • Types of spiritual emergency
      • Opening / initial awakening
      • Kundalini awakening
      • Dark night – of senses, soul, etc.
    • Symptoms
    • Triggers
  3. What to do
    • Oneself
    • For another
      • As friend, family – how best to support
      • As therapist,¬†teacher, guide etc.
        • Before – map, types, symptoms, what to do
        • During – how to support
  4. Cases
    • Historic (St. John of the Cross, Theresa of Avila, Brother Suso etc.)
    • Contemporary (a) well known, (b) ordinary people.
  5. Resources
    • Organizations
    • Websites
    • Books
    • A/V

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