Roberto Assagioli always maintained that the Transpersonal Self was a living reality, a fact to be experienced rather than a concept, an archetype or a symbol, or to put it in his own words: “Psychosynthesis regards the Self as a reality, rather as a living Entity, direct and certain knowledge or awareness of which can […]
The conscious ”I” is not only the observer of our inner world, but also a willer and a lover, and therein lies the deepest significance of its presence. In today’s world, with all the noise and constant clamour for our attention via advertising, entertainment and social media, there is a deep need for a counter-culture […]
In my ongoing reflections on the core concepts of psychosynthesis, we have reached the question of how to work with the conscious “I”, or “observer”, in counselling (see previous post at www.facebook.com/theseventypes/). One of the prominent goals of psychosynthesis counselling is to train the client to lovingly observe the contents of their consciousness and to […]
The Conscious “I” is the inner observer Who am I? This is one of the most important questions, and in answering it psychosynthesis has a unique point of view in comparison with other psychologies. According to psychosynthesis: I am not my thoughts, my emotions or my body, but consciousness itself. Let us explore this statement. One of […]
The idea of the Self as the loving observer and wise director of our life lies at the root of psychosynthesis, and this article explores some of the deeper layers of this concept. By Kenneth Sørensen, MA, Psychosynthesis The Self is a mystery.There have been many attempts in philosophy and psychology to try to define […]
A compilation of quotes by Assagioli about the personal self, transpersonal Self and Universal Self The Self – an experience 1) “When we held the Valmy Conference in May 1958 much discussion took place about the Self and it occurs to us that readers of this Newsletter might like to exchange any relevant ideas they […]
Conversation between John Firman and Roberto Assagioli – 1973
In this talk with some of his student, Roberto Assagioli is going deep into his consideration about the nature of the Higher Self. He discriminates between the Self and its influence in the superconscious area.
We find a permanent and real Self, behind thoughts, feelings and senseimpressions. This center of pure consciousness and will – the subject – act as an unifying center and create the personal and transpersonal psychosynthesis.
A brilliant article regarding the difference between superconscious energies and The Self – the immovable point of pure consciousness and Will. Clear definitions of the “I” and the process of Self-realisation.