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1 From Assagioli to Almaas A Rough Guide to Transpersonal Psychology Keith Hackwood

2 The Transpersonal is the future of Psychology Why? How? Culminating Crises in Positivist Materialsm Present from the outset Wide Vision

3 Contextual Crises Outer Climate Change Resource Depletion Limits to Growth ‘End of Progress’ ‘Problem of Civilization’ Inner Anxiety Depression Loss of Meaning Loss of identity Alienation

4 Civilizations don’t just happen… the spiritual impulse that originally gave rise to our Western culture is still present Peter Kinglsey

5 A Return to Essence How? Art or Science (Psycho)Synthesis Education ‘Therapy’ is too small a word

6 The World Behind The World D O I N G H A V I N G

7 Psychosynthesis is the future of Psychoanalysis Roberto Assagioli 1888 – 1974

8 Psychosynthesis in Print Doctoral Thesis Psychosynthesis ‘Manual’ – 1965 The Act of Will – 1974 Transpersonal Development

9 Principal Ideas Model of human being I-Self Axis The Will Disidentification Stages of Psychosynthesis (personal/transpersonal)

10 “The only way out is the way up” The Egg DiagramAssagioli’s Draft

11 Casa Assagioli

12 Florence

13 The Considerator

14 “The Will to Publish”

15 He was very early. Who was there to hear such a large and balanced statement? Not many. From the Eulogy for Assagioli, by James Vargiu

16 The Transpersonal Field

17 Transpersonal Disciplines Relates to: Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology Sociology Anthropology Cultural Theory

18 Notable Peaks C G Jung (Especially the Red Book) Archetypal Psychology (Hillman) Spiritual Psychology (Sardello) Ecospychology & Ecophilosophy Stanislav Grof Integral Studies (Wilber)

19 Notable Peaks Washburn Naranjo (Gestalt & Enneagram) Influence of Buddhism (Watts, Suzuki, Trungpa, Elias Capriles) Sufism Kabbalah Sri Aurobindo

20 Back to Basics

21 Freud the ‘godless Jew’ From ‘hysterical misery’ to ‘common unhappiness’ Fear of the ‘black tide of mud of occultism’ Therapy as Shamanic Operation

22 A H Almaas & The Diamond Approach

23 The Structure of Reality Being / Soul / World Personal Essence Essential Aspects The Theory of Holes “Disidentification means the cessation of identification, the cessation of taking something to be you, or to belong to you, or to define you.”

24 Method Inquiry Socratic & Psychodynamic Presence Embodied ‘felt-sense’ / limbs and hara

25 Love of Truth The soul is fundamentally faithful to the truth, but she is ignorant The truth is now and your life is now Giving ourselves to truth means giving up defences – the self cannot give itself up

26 The Paradox The Way of Silence & the Talking Cure From Knowing to Being

27 Coming Soon… Divine Rebel: The Life & Work of Roberto Assagioli By Mark Jones & Keith Hackwood Publishing Date: September 2014

28 Diolch yn fawr Thankyou


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