“Assagioli’s psychosynthesis spreads far and wide. It is ambitious in scope and subject matter. For this reason it may be hard at times to understand its essence – with the risk of being lost in the details. Kenneth Sørensen does a great job of summarizing in a short and well-researched book the essential aspects of psychosynthesis, offering an overview that will allow the reader to grasp its main themes in theory and practice, as well as its historical development.” Piero Ferrucci, is an international bestselling author, a psychotherapist and philosopher
About The Soul of Psychosynthesis
Shortly before his death at 85 in 1974 Dr. Roberto Assagioli, one of the founding fathers of transpersonal psychology, described what he regarded as the essence of Psychosynthesis. It was, for him, a psychology which had the soul as a spiritual Being at its center.
It is no surprise that Psychosynthesis has since been seen as a “Psychology with a Soul”. The Soul of Psychosynthesis aims at understanding what this means. It presents the essence of Psychosynthesis through the Seven Core Concepts that Assagioli defined as the foundation of his work, and which some today see as his “Last Will,” his final statement about his ideas and their practical application.
The Soul of Psychosynthesis will enable the reader to discover the wisdom in the Seven Core Concepts and realise that:
Disidentification – is a way to Freedom
The self – is a way to Presence
The will – is a way to Power
The ideal model – is a way to Focus
Synthesis – is a way to Flow
The Superconscious – is a way to Abundance
The Transpersonal Self – is a way to Love
The Soul of Psychosynthesis is a concise introduction and practical guide to the fundamental ideas of one of the most important therapeutic approaches in the modern world.
The Soul of Psychosynthesis – Reviews
The Seven Core Concepts is a wonderful companion for readers who seek a serious introduction to Psychosynthesis. The book is also a resourceful handbook for professionals in the psychological field interested in deepening their background in the purposeful approach created by that great Soul, Roberto Assagioli. Read the whole review here.review here.
Miguel Malagreca Turin, Italy
“We all agree that our world is entering a new epoch: together with the disruption of previuos life forms, not suitable any more to grant human beings a joyful and creative life, we can recognize glimpses of new and more suitable models. Kenneth introduces in this book the seven Pillars of Psychosynthesis, which allow it to be an outpost among the instruments for a radical reconstruction of life on the Planet. The way he does it, deep and clear at the same time, is a contribution not only to a psychological vision, but to the reconstruction of life on our Planet. Thank you Kenneth!”
Marina Bernardi ( President of the Community of Living Ethics, Italy, and co-founder of Science of Group Work initiative)
“Psychosynthesis is like a tree that keeps growing and producing new leaves and fruits with each passing year. The health of any tree depends on the quality and depth of its roots and Kenneth Sorensen provides us with an excellent source of nourishment to stimulate and revitalize the roots of Psychosynthesis formed by Assagioli’s seven core concepts. I appreciate the clear and compelling presentation of the soul of Psychosynthesis and this book reassures and confirms that the spirit of the new psychology is truly alive and well.”
Michael Lindfield (Co-founder, Science of Group Work Initiative and President, Meditation Mount, Ojai California)
“Kenneth Sørensen is a Psychosynthesis Psychotherapist, Spiritual Teacher and Author and the ideal person to write precisely this book, The Soul of Psychosynthesis. Here he brings us the essence of a spiritual, therapeutic and practical approach to life. He has written a rare and extremely competent book that offers a wealth and depth of detail, as well as crystal clear insights about Assagioli’s Transpersonal Psychology and synthetic therapy. Simply put, it’s about the essential qualities of freedom, presence, power, focus, flow, abundance and love. Yet at the same time we are introduced to a diverse craft, an art of living and transformative path of development for the individual. I highly recommend this jewel of a book to anyone who feels attracted to deep personal growth, psychotherapy and spirituality, and who wants to know about Psychosynthesis!”
Søren Hauge, spiritual teacher and author
“This is an excellent short summary of the basic concepts and practice of psychosynthesis, a spiritual psychology that has great relevance for people in the modern age. Sorenson has spelled out many of the aspects of psychosynthesis in clear terms for students and practitioners, and presents psychosynthesis in a way that can appeal to the general reader. His exposition of the seven core concepts is wonderful, along with a case study that helps make the concepts come alive for an ordinary person. Great introduction to the subject, as well as a good guide for serious students.”