In this article Assagioli explain some of the ideas behind his egg-diagram and his understanding of the scientific method, asserting that superconscious experiences are also facts. By Roberto Assagioli, translated from Italian by Gordon Symons, source Assagioli, Archive, Florence This diagram should not be considered as a simple framework, or a mere aid to memory, […]
Wisdom is not very fashionable nowadays. The idea that most people have of a wise person is a static idea; it represents an impassive person, far from so-called real life. One of the tasks of psychology should be to rehabilitate Wisdom by presenting a truer conception of its vital, dynamic and creative nature. By Roberto […]
In the last few years the need of a new Yoga has been expressed in many quarters, that is, of a Yoga which would lead to the same eternal goal as the Yoga’s of the past, namely, the conscious union with the One-Self, with the Supreme; but a Yoga, the formulation and the practical methods of which would be suited to the mentality and the needs of modern man and to the conditions existing in our western civilization; a Yoga which would express the spirit of the New Age that is rapidly permeating the minds and souls of the more progressive men and women of today.
This is Roberto Assagioli’s introduction to the Italian edition of Alice Bailey’s book The Light of the Soul, which is a commentary on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras Source: From the Italian edition; Introduzione agli Yoga Sutra, Translated by Gordon Symons. (Archivio Assagioli – Florence) In this time in which action is urgent, in which there is an […]
This carries deep meaning. Each time we fail to forgive, we assume the role of judges and avengers, a dangerous function for someone who doesn’t have the necessary love, understanding and wisdom.
From several quarters we hear of a crisis of psychology. There is a growing realisation that the existing academic and scien¬tific psychologies are not adequate to minister to the needs and to solve the problems of a growing number of men and women.
These are the opening words spoken by Roberto Assagioli, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Psychosynthesis Research Foundation, at the beginning of a three-day conference May 23, 1958. The major speaker throughout the conference was Dr. Assagioli. Among those attendingwere FrankHilton, administrator of the PRF during its entire existence (1957-1976), and Robert Gerard PhD, who assisted Dr. Assagioli in bringing to publication his bookPsychosynthesis: A Manual of Principles and Techniques(1965).
Notes From a Conversation at Brandeis University, May 29, 1958
In this unfinished paper, Assagioli writes about the psychosynthesis of a nation and the role of the best citizen.
The controversial Madame Blavatsky lamented for many years before her death in 1891 that
her greatest failure was the disclosure of the existence of “The Masters of the Wisdom,” a
shadowy coterie of men possessing supernormal powers and said to have evolved beyond the