Psychosynthesis: A Psychology of the Spirit
by John Firman and Ann Gila (SUNY press — October 2002)

This book elaborates much of the traditional material found in the psychosynthesis literature, while including current advances in psychosynthesis developmental theory, personality theory, and clinical theory. It is based upon the psychosynthesis course taught by Ann and John at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology for the past ten years.

This is an ideal text for beginning and advanced psychosynthesis courses, or for any program seeking a transpersonal approach which integrates developmental, personality, and clinical theory.

It is also appropriate for general psychology courses, as it demonstrates the relationship between psychosynthesis and contemporary developmental research, object relations theory, self psychology, intersubjective psychology, trauma theory, the recovery movement, and common psychological diagnoses.

The chapter headings are as follows:
I.   The Life and Work of Roberto Assagioli
II.  The Psychosynthesis Model of the Person
III. The Stages of Psychosynthesis
IV.  Multiplicity within the Personality
V.  The Nature of Personal Identity
VI.  A Psychosynthesis Developmental Theory
VII. The Higher and Lower Unconscious
VIII. Self-Realization