New Research: Verifying the teachings of Eckhart Tolle

New Research: Verifying the teachings of Eckhart Tolle

Postby palmer » Wed May 12, 2010 5:09 pm

Hy,
Religion and spirituality are the part of the life of a great many people, a value that plays an important role in, among others, leading a healthy life and preserving their health. In the past fifteen or twenty years there has been considerable research into the effects of religion and spirituality on people’s physical and mental health. Today, the polarization of two concepts is observable: religion represents everything that comes from the outside, it is formal and institutional, whereas spirituality represents everything that is subjective, personal, emotional, comes from the inside and is not systematic.
Eckhart Tolle draws our attention to another approach to spirituality. In his opinion, our present consciousness opens up the gate to spirituality. The individual must experience the present moment, while the alertness of his/her consciousness enables the person to view his or her own thoughts, emotions and reactions triggered by the stimuli of the environment. The Presence thus created (conscious alertness) brings about the sense of tranquility and internal peace. The sustained conscious attention launches the spiritual process of transubstatiation that leads the individual to a new spiritual consciousness, new perspective and new ways of observations. This process, by transforming the consciousness of the person, changes the entire personality of the individual.
Ferenc Margitics PhD makes an effort to approach this process with the means of scientific research. Following the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, the author created the New Spiritual Consciousness Scale (NSCS) and carried out its statistical analysis. The purpose has been developing a new measuring instrument for the recognition of spiritual consciousness.

https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/ ... s_id=10248

The new spiritual consciousness is an existing phenomenon, and it is present in people’s lives. Three dimensions of the new spiritual consciousness have been revealed: ”Ego-Dyastole” (reduction of the functions of the Ego), ”Alert Consciousness in the Present” and "Transcending the Functions of Ego”. The new spiritual consciousness is in connection with certain important variables that determine the mental health of the individual, including subjective wellbeing, individual aspirations, coping strategies and the ability of processing depressive experience. This new book examines the influence of the new spiritual consciousness on the personality and how new spiritual consciousness and its specific dimensions influence the temperament and character of an individual.

https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/ ... s_id=12825

This book discusses how all emotional pains suffered by the individual remain a part their unconscious for the rest of their life. All negative emotions, emotional suffering that the individual refuses to face, leave a mark in their unconscious. It is particularly difficult to be faced with, as well as to treat, powerful negative emotions in childhood. Such unprocessed emotional pains constitute the foundations of Pain Body. Apprehension, hatred, self-pity, remorse, rage, depression, envy, etc. are all manifestations of the Pain Body. This book develops measuring instruments that may serve as an aid in the recognition of the manifestation of the Pain Body, and also shows the degree of control over the Pain Body.

https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/ ... s_id=15638
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Re: New Spiritual Consciousness Scale (NSCS)

Postby Shaw » Sat May 22, 2010 2:03 pm

You have recommended interesting, good books. It is important to verify Eckhar Tolle's teachings by academic and scientific methods as well. What is written in the books verifies the effects of Presence on the personality and mental health. :D :lol:
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Verifying the teachings of Eckhart Tolle

Postby Shaw » Sat May 22, 2010 2:06 pm

Hi,
It is important to verify the teachings of Eckhar Tolle by academic and scientific methods as well. There are relatively few such research programmes, and I would like to draw attention to some of them.
Following the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, the sciencis created the New Spiritual Consciousness Scale (NSCS) and carried out its statistical analysis. The purpose has been developing a new measuring instrument for the recognition of spiritual consciousness. An attempt has been made to find out whether this new consciousness exists at all, to what extent it is present in the population concerned (college students).
The psychometric survey with the New Spiritual Consciousness Scale was conducted with a sample of 400 college students. As part of the survey, three dimensions of the new spiritual consciousness were revealed:
• ”Ego-Dyastole” (reduction in the functions of Ego)
• ”Alert Consciousness in the Present”
• ”Transcending the Functions of Ego”
The measuring instrument thus created was used to seek an answer to the question as to whether the New Spiritual Consciousness was present among college students, and whether there was any difference between the two genders in this respect. 854 students were involved in the survey.
His initial research hypotheses were the following:
1. The new spiritual consciousness is now observable among college students
2. There is no difference between the genders in terms of the new spiritual consciousness
His research has verified research hypothesis, that is, New Spiritual Consciousness is present among college students.
Among college students, the ”Alert consciousness in the present” dimension of the New Spiritual Consciousness had the highest prevalence. Within that dimension, the sense of an ”inner body” (an internal vividness behind the external body) was the most common. 14,4% of the students experience this feeling several times a day, 13,1% of them at least once a day.
The second most common dimension of New Spiritual Consciousness was ”Ego-dyastole.” Within that, the reduction of the desire to possess things was particularly conspicuous. 9,8% of the students rarely, 3,3% of them never or almost never experienced the longing for something more.
The prevalence of ”Transcending the functions of Ego” was the least common among the components of the New Spiritual Consciousness. Within that dimension, transcending thinking and emotions were the most frequent patterns of behaviour. 3,3% of the students experience this impression daily, 2% several times a day. 2,6% of the students have the impression that their thoughts and emotions constitute only a small fragment of their real personalities, and 0,7% of them encounter this feeling several times a day.
It was also possible to verify second hypothesis, in which we assumed that there were no major differences in the prevalence of New Spiritual Consciousness between the two genders.
For the detailed reseach findings and the research dealing with the effects of Presence on the personality please see the book below:

https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/ ... s_id=10248

Another research programme dealt with the effects of Presence on the personality.
In his research, the sciencis examines the influence of the new spiritual consciousness on the personality. In the course of his research, he wished to find how new spiritual consciousness and its specific dimensions influence the temperament and character.
In the course of his research, the author identified three types of individuals characterisable with new spiritual consciousness. The types are not gender-specific.
At the first personality type, the functions of the Ego decline. Such an individual is optimistic, considerate, reserved, accepts himself and follows his objectives. With his fellow human beings he is tolerant, empathic, cooperative and fair. An individual belonging to this category is, however, capable of self-forgetfulness, transpersonal identification and spiritual acceptance at an ordinary level.
The second personality type is characterised by an alert consciousness in the present. Such an individual is also optimistic, considerate and reserved, capable of self-forgetfulness, transpersonal identification and spiritual acceptance. In addition to all that, such an individual is able to identify with his voluntarily and individually chose objectives, cooperative and fair with his partners.
The third personality type is the one transcending the functions of the Ego. As opposed to the previous types, such an individual is worried, pessimistic, fatigable, inclined to occassional uncontrolled behaviour. An individual belonging to the third type often finds his life meaningless, he is susceptible to apathy and to avoid taking responsbility. They are uninterested in the affdairs of their fellow human beings, they are intolerant and not helpful. Self-forgetfulness and spiritual acceptance, however, are characteristic of such individuals as well.
For the detailed reseach findings please see the book below:

https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/ ... s_id=12825


The most recent research programmes focus on the Pain Body.
The sciencis examined the Pain Body with the means of academic psychological research. Following the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, the sciencis formulated a Pain Body Expression Scale (PBES), and a Pain Body Control Scale (PBCS), and carried out their statistical analysis. The purpose has been to develop measuring instruments that may serve as an aid in the recognition of the manifestation of the Pain Body, and also shows the degree of control over the Pain Body.
In the course of his research, the author also wished to find an answer to the question whether a Pain Body as such exists at all, what manifestations it may have, and to what an extent they may be kept under control. The sciencis also examined the connections between the manifestation of the Pain Body and the control over it.
Similarly, any connection between the manifestation and control of the Pain Body and the fundamental emotions of the personality (Interest, Enjoyment, Surprise, Distress, Anger, Disgust, Contempt, Fear, Shame, Guilt) and the forms of expression of anger (Anger-out, Anger-in), was a subject of research.
A further objective of the research project has been to reveal any possible interrelation between the manifestation and control of Pain Body and the New Spiritual Consciousness and is specific components (Ego-dyastole, Alert consciousness in the present, Transcending the functions of Ego).
For the detailed reseach findings please see the book below:

https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/ ... s_id=15638

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Re: Verifying the teachings of Eckhart Tolle

Postby Webwanderer » Sat May 22, 2010 2:49 pm

Interesting studies Paul. Even more interesting would be to see the results of such a study over time. For example, how does the results of this study compare to any similar study separated by a year or five or ten. In other words, is the world waking up, or is this just a standard and stable cross section of any given time period?

It certainly seems from a layman's view that the numbers of those awakening is growing rapidly, but that's not science. Is it possible that we in the community of awakened interest may just be finding each other more easily due to the growth of the internet?

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