Pathwork is a psychospiritual approach to healing and personal growth that evolved from material that was channeled by Eva Pierrokos for a period of approximately 20 years beginning in the late 1950s. Eva discovered that she had a gift for automatic writing and connected to a spiritual teacher who identified himself simply as "The Guide"in this manner. She channeled many lectures that outlined the process of how to move from a life that was limited by our defended egos to one of living in harmony with our true Spirit and greater consciousness, love and creativity.
The "guide" spoke of the need to shed our masks or false selves, overcome our toxic shame, fear and pride in order to face and work through our ego issues. We must heal the wounded parts of our egos as well as confront our "lower self" with courage and humility. This process leads to greater contact with our Higher Self and the ability to live a Spirit-based life with greater love for ourselves and others and living in harmony with our deepest truth, trusting that our lives are being guided by a Higher Power and that if we surrender to this guidance we will be led to our greatest good.
It is therefore a transpersonal approach to therapy with similarities to the theories of Jung and others who have gone beyond ego psychology, recognizing that we are eternal beings and that our lives are designed for the evolution of our soul.