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What is the relationship between healing and the evolution of consciousness that is so central in Sri Aurobindo’s integral philosophy? This talk explores how disease and psychological wounding are both key obstacles as well as opportunities or launching pads for the growth of consciousness. What is healing? What does it involve? What parts of us must it include? Does it always result in “cure”? This talk examines healing depression as way to understand the relationships between healing, psychological growth and spiritual evolution in integral yoga.


Brant Cortright, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at CIIS, author of Integral Psychology: Yoga, Growth and Opening the Heart (SUNY Press) and a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. He has been a beginning student of Sri Aurobindo’s integral yoga for the last 30 years.