About Psychosynthesis

What is Psychosynthesis? Founded by Roberto Assagioli (Venice, February 27, 1888 11:10 AM – August 23, 1974) a contemporary of Freud and Jung, Psychosynthesis combined Assagioli’s two main spheres of interest: the medical world of psychiatry/psychotherapy and his spiritual experiences that began as a young man. Having been exposed to the prevailing theosophical ideas of the…

Astrological Psychology and Roberto Assagioli

A look at the relationship between Roberto Assagioli, founding father of psychosynthesis, and astrology, by psychosynthesis psychotherapist and author Will Parfitt, first published on 28 November 2022 by The Psychosynthesis Trust.   I read with interest in a recent Trust newsletter that the Astrological Psychology Association recently closed in the U.K., and gave a generous…

The spectrum of severe mental health disorders and astrological research – a beginning

This post comes from John Grove’s website, identifying corrrelations between mental health disorders and astrological psychology. A continuum of Mental Health Disorders: This article will explore the factors both environmental and genetic that lead to a sliding continuum of mental problems rather than discrete disorders. The medical model has been imposed upon mental disorders which…

The Significance of the Heart

We are delighted to help our friends at Sundial House publicise their creative meditation on The Significance of the Heart. The group will be offering a diverse programme where attendees can explore understanding of this Way of working with the Self. During the day attendees will be engaged with experiencing a medley of applied psychosynthesis,…

The Hero with Joseph Campbell’s Face.

Joseph John Campbell was an American professor of literature who also studied and worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His best-known work is his book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, in which he discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero shared by world mythologies, termed the monomyth. He is most famous for his quote, “Follow your bliss”, which could be…

The Blue Print of Analytical Psychology.

Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, founded Analytical Psychology. He was one of the most powerful influences in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy and religious studies. His experience and in-depth study of these disciplines gave him a vast view of the psyche, making his Jupiter in the 9th house proud.…