The Sufi Map of the Self: Academy of Self Knowledge Course ONE

Table of Contents

    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 1: Dynamic of Existence & The Nature of Creation
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 1 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Exercise One
      • The Human Paradox
      • Happiness Within
      • Denial
      • Higher Self
      • Awareness
      • Exercise Two
      • The One Essence
      • Life is Energy
      • Exercise Three: You as Energy
      • Patterns in Existence
      • Exercise Four: Raising your awareness of opposites
      • The Rise of Consciousness
      • Nature of Duality
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 1: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Five: Self-Assessment
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 1: Multiple Choice Quiz
      • Recommended Reading for Map No. 1
    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 2: Inception and Creation
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 2 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Exercise One
      • Inception and Creation
      • The Nature of Human Beings
      • Soul and Self
      • Unfolding of the Self
      • Eternal Ongoingness and the Sublime
      • Exercise Two
      • Potential Energy
      • The Primal Blueprint
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 2: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Three – Self-Assessment
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 2: Multiple Choice Quiz
      • Recommended Reading for Map No. 2
    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 3: The First Steps of Our Journey: Early Childhood
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 3 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Exercise One
      • Pure Consciousness in Dynamic Flux
      • The Body-Soul Bond
      • Making Choices
      • Enabling Transformation
      • Exercise Two
      • Relationships
      • Layers of Consciousness
      • A Spiritual Vantage Point
      • Call of the Soul to Unity
      • Exercise Three
      • Reflections from the field of Psychology
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 3: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Four – Self Assessment
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 3: Multiple Choice Quiz
    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 4: Childhood and the Map of the Self
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 4 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Exercise One
      • Early Development of Consciousness
      • Exercise Two
      • Inner and Outer Kingdoms
      • Exercise Three
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 4: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Four – Self Assessment
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 4: Multiple Choice Quiz
      • Appendix (Charting the Way – Map No. 4): The Five Inner Senses
    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 5: Virtues and Vices
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 5 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Exercise One
      • Qualities of the Divine Attributes in the Soul
      • The Seven Attributes
      • Relatedness of Attributes
      • Removing Veils from the Light of the Soul
      • Exercise Two – Identifying Divine Qualities
      • Virtue and Vice
      • The Path from Virtue to Enlightenment
      • Models of the self – One
      • Models of the Self – Two
      • The Combined Virtues
      • The Rewards of Virtue
      • Life through Action
      • Exercise Three
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 5: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Four – Self Assessment
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 5: Multiple Choice Quiz
      • Appendix I (Charting the Way – Map No. 5): The Complete Works of Aristotle
      • Appendix II (Charting the Way – Map No. 5): Aristotle: Virtue Ethics, Character
    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 6: Patterns in the Map of Existence
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 6 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Exercise One
      • Hierarchy of Existence: From the One to the Many
      • Enlightenment
      • Exercise Two
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 6: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Three – Self Assessment
      • Appendix I (Charting the Way – Map No. 6): The Theory of Human Motivation
      • Appendix II (Charting the Way – Map No. 6): A Basic Anatomy of the Self
      • Recommended Reading for Map No. 6
    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 7: Evolving Consciousness
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 7 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Exercise One
      • The Development of Humanity
      • Creation vs. Evolution by Owen Waters
      • Conscious Control of Your Thinking by Nona Coxhead “Beyond Psychology” (1991)
      • The Soul and Its Servants
      • The Mind and Its Limitations
      • Exercise Two
      • Exercise Three
      • Conditioned by Light
      • The Mercy of the Heart
      • Consciousness and Development
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 7: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Four – Self Assessment
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 7: Multiple Choice Quiz
      • Appendix I (Charting the Way – Map No. 7): How Do We Define Consciousness?
      • Appendix II (Charting the Way – Map No. 7): A Basic Anatomy of the Self
      • Recommended Reading for Map No. 7
    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 8: Soul Dynamics
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 8 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Exercise One
      • Patterns of the Soul
      • Appropriateness
      • Exercise Two
      • The Secret Within
      • Soul Satisfaction
      • Praise and Gratitude
      • Self as Holographic Image of the Soul
      • Preparing the Self
      • Divine Qualities & Attributes that the Self Yearns For
      • Exercise Three
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 8: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Four – Self Assessment
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 8: Multiple Choice Quiz
      • Appendix (Charting the Way – Map No. 8): A Basic Anatomy of the Self
    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 9: Relationships
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 9 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Exercise One
      • Relationships and Our Return to Unity
      • Exchange
      • Stillness
      • Exercise Three
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 9: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Four – Self Assessment
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 9: Multiple Choice Quiz
      • Appendix (Charting the Way – Map No. 9): A Basic Anatomy of the Self
      • Recommend Reading for Map No. 9
    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 10: Mind, Body and Spirit
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 10 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Exercise One
      • Body, Mind and Soul
      • Where Mind, Body and Soul Meet
      • Referencing the Soul
      • The Mind
      • Inhibition of the Development of Consciousness
      • Self Love
      • Completing the Circle
      • Spiritual Attachment
      • The Role of Personal Development
      • The Knowing Heart
      • The Mind: An Instrument of the Heart
      • Exercise Two
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 10: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Three – Self Assessment
      • Appendix (Charting the Way – Map No. 10): A Basic Anatomy of the Self
    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 11: Decree and Destiny
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 11 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Exercise One
      • Perfection
      • Freedom and Independence
      • Dynamic Perfection
      • Destiny and Decree
      • Exercise Two
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 11: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Three – Self Assessment
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 11: Multiple Choice Quiz
      • Appendix (Charting the Way – Map No. 11): A Basic Anatomy of the Self
      • Recommended Reading for Map No. 11
    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 12: Aging and Inner Sight
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 12 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Exercise One
      • Age and the Desire for Constancy
      • Greed: A Way to Truth
      • Limitations
      • Absence and Suffering
      • Beyond Suffering
      • Maturity
      • Preparedness
      • Separation and Loss
      • Union
      • Longing for Light
      • Fear of Death
      • Exercise Two
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 12: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Three – Self Assessment
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 12: Multiple Choice Quiz
      • Appendix (Charting the Way – Map No. 12): A Basic Anatomy of the Self
    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 13: Life, the Grave and Beyond
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 13 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Exercise One
      • The Resolution of Enlightenment
      • The Transition of Death
      • The Unveiling of the Grave
      • Courtesy to His Mercy
      • The Journey of the Grave
      • The Journey of Soul and Self
      • Compassion
      • Exercise Two
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 13: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Three – Self Assessment
      • Appendix (Charting the Way – Map No. 13): A Basic Anatomy of the Self
    • CHARTING THE WAY – MAP NO. 14: Light upon Light or the Absence of Light
      • Charting the Way: Map No. 14 – Contents
      • Learning Objectives
      • Introduction
      • Exercise One
      • Paradigms or Realms
      • Being in the World and Aware of the Next
      • Between Death and Resurrection
      • The Garden and the Fire
      • Exercise Two
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 14: Exercises to Deepen Learning
      • Exercise Three – Self Assessment
      • Charting the Way – Map No. 14: Multiple Choice Quiz
      • Appendix (Charting the Way – Map No. 14): A Basic Anatomy of the Self
      • Recommended Reading for Map No. 14

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