and Self Re-Visioning Psychosynthesis
|When Sam Keen interviewed Roberto Assagioli for an article that was published in Psychology Today, he asked Roberto to tell him what was wrong with psychosynthesis. Keen gave Roberto an A for his reply to the effect that psychosynthesis was too extensive, too comprehensive. This over-inclusiveness has led to psychosynthesis remaining somewhat vague and undefined over the years. While it still offers a broad general vision of the whole person, it has developed relatively little precise articulation of the theory. John has taken a giant step toward correcting that deficiency. In doing so he has successfully avoided going to the other extreme of proposing a rigid and dogmatic system without room for expansion and correction.||
I am grateful to John for opening my eyes to something that has been gestating in me for several years. Also, he has made me aware of some problems that I had not recognized. He has approached psychosynthesis as a lover who wants to help it to grow ever more adequate to its chosen task, not as a detractor who scorns its aspirations. Johns study offers us an improved view of both the shortcomings and the potentialities of psychosynthesis. from the forward by Frank Haronian, Ph.D.
Chapter One: Trouble in the Soul of Psychosynthesis