Practice Psychosynthesis Self Unfolding

Assagioli was a human being who explored the great mystery himself, and he makes it clear that his psychology is based on his own phenomenological experience.

I believe the best description of Assagioli’s metaphysics is .

It is through evolution- and therefore humanity – that God’s inherent potential unfolds.

According to this theory the human soul, and all other beings, “emanate” from God or “Pleroma” (psychologically the human Self.) The word emanation comes from the Latin “emanare” which means “flowing from,” in this case, God’s abundance.

(Sørensen, 2015) In this book I will include quotations from Assagioli demonstrating his belief that God’s transcendent being also is an immanent presence in creation, and that the universe is created and maintained through involution and evolution.

The Transpersonal Self or the Soul has an integral role in this cosmic dance.There was, it seemed, a gap in the literature of Psychosynthesis exploring the core of Assagioli’s teaching[1].I wanted to write a book about the of Psychosynthesis focusing on Assagioli’s vision and research that would also offer my own insights based on years of experience working with personal and spiritual development.Shortly before his death Assagioli (1888-1974) defined Seven Core Concepts which he saw as the essence of Psychosynthesis.Yet in my reading I could find nothing elaborating these concepts.It seemed clear that Assagioli’s Seven Core Concepts could be linked to seven developmental ways: Freedom, Presence, Power, Focus, Flow, Abundance, and Love Love.These core concepts and developmental ways form the main focus of this book. Assagioli’s psychology is widely inclusive and contains numerous philosophical and psychological perspectives; one can easily get lost in cosmic thoughts concerning creation and our place in it.As he writes:“Psychosynthesis is a scientific conception, and as such it is neutral towards the various religious forms and the various philosophical doctrines, excepting only those which are materialistic and therefore deny the existence of spiritual realities.” (1975, p.6-7)Even though Assagioli let his own metaphysical conceptions shine through, does not mean that students of Psychosynthesis cannot entertain their own thoughts about it.I also recognized an issue with Assagioli’s metaphysics.Psychosynthesis meets all the criteria characterising the Integral Model of the American thinker Ken Wilber, which he defines in relation to his ideas on Integral Spirituality.


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