Gateways to the Soul – Inner Work for the Outer World

Gateways to the Soul - Inner Work for the Outer World by Serge Beddinton-BehrensA New Story for the Planet

Humanity is in a great crisis of soul today. As a species, we are challenged to start embracing a new story, one that enables us to be less greedy and materialistic and to espouse peace not war, kindness not cruelty, and heart as opposed to indifference. What we need is to bring more soul into the world.

Engaging in inner work offers various gateways to reconnect with our soul. Renowned transpersonal psycho-therapist Serge Beddington-Behrens, Ph.D., reveals how the healing of our personal wounds combined with the growing of our soul life leads us directly to the addressing of world problems.

Sharing inspirational stories from his own personal journey of becoming a therapist, shaman, and activist, he skillfully shows how, by transforming our inner world, we begin creating important positive ripples that reverberate around all areas of our outer experience.

Gateways to the Soul offers exercises and meditations that will not only help us heal and become more fully human, but also enable us to bring a very different kind of awareness – a sacred awareness- into all areas of our everyday life.

Not only will we experience more joy and meaning as we increasingly disconnect from the clutches of the current system, but we will also find ourselves opening our heart, reclaiming our personal power, bringing in new myths for humanity to live by, and gradually shifting away from being part of the problems in the world to becoming a core part of their solution.

Funds from book sales are going to a small charity in Bristol, APE Project CIC, that cares for very impoverished kids who’ve been thrown out on the streets and whose lives have been turned upside down even more by recent events.

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“This uplifting book is packed with spiritual exercises to help us work to bring about positive change both in our personal lives and in the life of our society. It gives us hope and insight as to how to approach our current challenges and in doing so take responsibility to heal those wounds that we human beings have inflicted upon ourselves. Deeply engaging”
– Penny Sartori, Ph.D., author of The Wisdom of the Near-Death Experiences


“In this book about wisdom and compassion, Serge introduces us to practical gateways to walk through into our shared future. A spiritual classic.”
– Dr Dale Mathers, Jungian Analyst and author of Alchemy and Psychotherapy


“An excellent guide to breaking out of the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and how the world is, that will help you become more alive and awake to the untapped potential we all have to create a better world.”
– Peter Russell – author of The Awakening Earth



2021 – 10 January – Serge talks with Sheryl Sitts about soul, shadow work, pathways to transform our world through inner work, compassion, the covid crisis, his new book, and much more!

2020 – 22 December – The second of two conversations in which Tom Evans explores, more deeply, the Gateways to the Soul with Serge Beddington-Behrens as they talk about Serge’s book. Tom also offers a guided visualisation, Soul Entanglement, at the bottom of the podcast page. (see videos below for youtube version)

2020 – 25 November – In this first of two conversations, Tom Evans explores the Gateways to the Soul with Serge Beddington-Behrens as they talk about Serge’s book so entitled. Tom also offers a Soul Warming meditation on the podcast page. (see videos below for youtube version)

2020 – 23 August – Serge talks for an hour with Robert Sharpe on BlogTalk Radio about the state of the world and soul, and discusses his new book, Gateways to the Soul.


Here you will find a selection of interviews with Serge about his book, as well as many other relevant topics, and several short readings, by Serge, from “Gateways to the Soul.” To view more, please visit Serge’s Video Page on this website & subscribe to his YouTube Channel.



Midwest Book Review
  by Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer

Gateways to the Soul: Inner Work for the Outer World holds only one prerequisite for thorough enjoyment: the reader’s interest in absorbing and doing spiritual improvement work on the self. It explores connections between self-healing and the planet, creating a powerful set of strategies that not only link both, but discuss outcomes and the results of personal transformation.

Readers who typically receive singular discussions on the subject of soul work will find the sense of activism and larger connections to be surprising and revealing. Chapters discussing ‘gateways’ to friendship, courage, forgiveness, and joy (among other topics) assume political strength as they survey cultivating these ideals in one’s self, then transmitting them to the wider world.

More so than others, this Gaia-oriented worldview offers an approach that takes individual experience and discovery to a higher level. Also different from other new age and self-help titles is an attention to the step-by-step process of linking journaling and reflective efforts to broader topics and deeper thinking: “Ah, betrayal! But why should this have such a strong charge? I mean, all the person did was renege on a small promise they made. In seeking to answer that question, we come to realize that actually betrayal looms much larger in our lives than we ever thought. And it always has.”

An almost chatty tone is used to reach into readers’ lives on an emotional rather than an intellectual level. This will attract readers who might balk at the more impersonal approach of, say, a scholarly or overly analytical tome.

This welcoming atmosphere and close inspection of not just techniques but the newfound strategies and ideals they unfold is one of the strengths of Gateways to the Soul, and a key as to why the inner and outer worlds of contemplative readers can be more readily understood here than in other books.

Between its examples and welcoming surveys and tone, its step-by-step exercises on how to forgive and evolve, and its bow to historical precedent’s influence on common paths of discontent (“The truth is that we human beings have treated each other quite abominably over the centuries. We have raped and tortured and pillaged and betrayed and destroyed and ethnically cleansed, and as a result very powerful hate memories have grown up inside our collective unconscious. If this particular dimension of world Shadow is to be more fully transformed, a great deal of forgiving is called for in many different ways.”), the healing power of Gateways to the Soul promises unique access to the psyche and spiritual self.

Gateways to the Soul is highly recommended for any spiritual-oriented reader interested in greater purpose, greater effectiveness, and a better understanding of how self-growth leads to broader transformations in the world around us.


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