Peter Shepherd, the founder of Trans4mind.com, has earnestly traveled the path of personal growth all his life. As a child, he studied Buddhism and found there a validation of each individual as a spark of the universal consciousness.
There were meditative methods to help the person attain a higher level of that consciousness for themselves. However, he decided to both stay clear of organized religions and also to look for better ways of expanding consciousness that do not take lifetimes to achieve their goal.
He realized that inner gnosis – intuitive knowledge of spiritual truth – was the way to go since fundamental truths are simple and graspable when we look inside to our intuitive understanding. What remained complex was the structure of the mind, and the million and one ways that mind sneaks in to obscure or corrupt our natural insight.
In the picture Peter Shepherd with his wife Nicole, member of Trans4mind team
Thus began a quest to understand the mind and the spirit and to find out how to master these things. He received training in rational-emotive psychotherapy but also studied the ‘transpersonal’ dimension of consciousness, that which is beyond the ego-personality, as pioneered by Assagioli, Grof, and others. He found these two divergent branches of psychology only really formed the full picture when combined as one. The everyday, rational and behavioral understandings of psychology were just as important as the more esoteric understandings to do with consciousness, and in fact each needed the other to provide a true and holistic picture of things.
He wrote the book Transforming the Mind which summarized his knowledge to date, and further developed the most effective methods he’d found to create a set of personal development resources, accessible and beneficial to all. Moving to France, he began running the web site full time, to reach all those people who are looking for the same things he had searched so long for – and to be of service in the most valuable way he knew how.
Peter lives in a restored farmhouse at a beautiful rural location in Bourgogne, France, with his wife Nicole…
As individuals, our being has several components: consciousness; mental processes; emotions; and the physical. Each one depends on the others. Even the layers of our brain – the cortex, limbic system and primitive/reptilian – correspond to our head, heart, and gut. Each can do nothing much on its own.
We function in the world according to our programming. This software is in our minds and the hardware is our brain and nervous system. We are largely unaware that we can actually change this programming, switch one program for another, or actually to rise above the level of mind and write new programs for ourselves as the meta-programmer. We can do this as individuals with the training provided at Trans4mind.com and we can do this as humanity; it is our God-like spiritual nature.
Peter’s goal in life has been to break free of the consensus trance, to find instead his own truth and to help others find their own truth also. He declares his life purpose to be: “To contribute and maintain the services needed to help human beings consciously evolve toward a more loving, peaceful and just world.”
This requires tools. Peter comments: “Because we are each such different individuals, with personal goals and at different stages on our various paths, I’ve found there is no singular tool for transformation, there are many, and I’ve tried to select the very best ones for the Trans4mind web site. I trust that you will benefit immensely.”
These articles summarize his overall ethos and philosophy… The Path of Love – Love is the source of universal truth, therefore the perfect guide in our lives, and we each have an unlimited supply within us because it is who we are. We are made by Love, we are made of Love, and we are made for Love. And The Holistic Approach to Personal Wellbeing – The mind, body, and spirit interact; it’s important to understand how this works, in order to adopt a comprehensive and effective means of personal development.
Peter also runs a sister site, Mind Development, that continues the work he did in the 1980s with Gregory Mitchell, training study, concentration, perception, memory and communication skills to increase effective intelligence.
Source of information: https://trans4mind.com
Pictures from trans4mind.com