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Act of Will, The

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This is Dr. Roberto Assagioli's second book on the psychological system he formulated known as Psychosynthesis.

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It continues where his first book left off and delves into the important process of willing as a psychological function based on a higher self rather on guilt or determination as in the Victorian concept of the will.

The Act of Will: A Guide to Self-Actualisation and Self-Realisation outlines what Roberto Assagioli saw as being one of the most important aspects of the psyche, and one of particular importance to Psychosynthesis - The Will.

"More than half a century ago, when Freud was creating psychoanalysis in Vienna, Roberto Assagioli, MD., was developing psychosynthesis in Italy. Until recently his work was not much known either in or outside Italy, but in the last decade institutes of psychosynthesis have been blossoming around the world and Assagioli's books are being translated into many languages.

Estimates of his accomplishment vary widely. Some believe he has returned the fact of will to psychology, elaborated a viable notion of the transpersonal self, and assembled a therapeutic technology that reflects the best wisdom modern psychology can offer. Mike Murphy and Stuart Miller of Esalen think psychosynthesis provides a comprehensive vision that is likely to effect a marriage between humanistic, transpersonal and research-based psychology."          ~Sam Keen, Psychology Today, December 1974


"Only the development of his inner powers can offset the dangers inherent in man's losing control of the tremendous natural forces at his disposal and becoming the victim of his own achievements."

Roberto Assagioli was one of the masters of modern psychology in the line that runs from Sigmund Freud through C. G. Jung and Abraham Maslow. Himself a colleague of all these men, Assagioli was among the pioneers of psychoanalysis in Italy, though he pointed out that Freud had largely neglected the higher reaches of human nature. Over many years until his death in 1974 Dr. Assagioli developed a comprehensive psychology known as psychosynthesis.

Author Assagioli M.D., Roberto
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 288 pp.
Publisher Penguin Books 1992
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