Track: Mystical Spirituality as a Link between World Religions
Non-Religious Spirituality and the New Paradigm
The theme of non-religious (non-institutionalised) spirituality in the culture of Western Christianity is a phenomenon of the new era. Spirituality, in a sense of current growing direction leading to conception of a man as bio-psycho-socio-spiritual being, is presented today as anthropological constant, as integral dimension of a personality. Spirituality belongs to broader context of human ways of congnition as a gaining of information about reality. Seen as a process of cultivating the soul, a “process of humanization” in the sense of the evolution of higher stages of consciousness, it represents our innermost potential and is one component of cultural evolution. Discourse about the theme of spirituality, is mostly lead at the field of psychology. In terms of mainstream science, there is little emphasis on paradigmatic shifts in special sciences that point to the fact that spirituality should evolve as an interdisciplinary discipline. Scientific research in particular in quantum physics and astrophysics are changing the way we wiew reality and man´s place within the universe. An understanding of this transformation of the world, which was brought by the new approach to the life sciences as influenced by the new paradigm, is of central importance for the entire subject of non-religious spirituality.
I started my professional carreer as a lawyer after I had obtained my degree in law in 1995. During my studies I left abroad. I was living three years in France (Toulouse), two years in Switzerland (Geneve) and two years in China (Dalian). After my return to the Czech republic I achieved my degree and honours in the General Theory and History of Art and Culture at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University in 2006. At this faculty I had my own lectures (Spirituality and Culture and Spirituality in the Context of Contemporary Science) in the period of 2007-2013. Since then I have been having lectures for professional and lay public. My doctor degree in this disciplines I obtained in 2015. I am an author, my first book „Chapters to Non-Religious Spirituality“ was published in 2016. I follow up various projects concerning the field of spirituality. Last year at the Czech transpersonal conference I prepared and was moderating thematic track „Spirituality, Science and New horizons of Knowledge“. Another part of my professional activity is the growing therapeutic help. I support people having the spiritual problems.