Category: Psychology

Polarity – Balance and Synthesis

I recently came across a free pdf in the Psychosynthesis Centre: Balancing and Synthesis of the Opposites by psychologist Roberto Assagioli, one-time mentor of Bruno Huber. Quotes are from that document. Polarity is a universal fact; it is inherent in cosmic manifestation… From the very moment that cosmic manifestation begins to unfold, duality is born.

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Love and Relationships in the Horoscope

Bruno Huber introduces the subject of Love and Relationships in the Horoscope in this edited introduction to the chapter on the subject from his book Astrological Psychosynthesis. Most contacts we make with other people are functional, such as in the world of work, in daily life, in interest groups, etc. Here the purpose of the

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The Boy, the mole, the fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

This book was a Christmas gift (thank you daughter) and its simple message, full of wisdom and magic, bears hope and significance for the times we are living in as 2020 and the new decade begins. It’s about love, friendship and kindness. I’ve read it through cover to cover, I’ve dipped into it, and I’ve

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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.

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The Magic of Psychosynthesis: Initiation and Self Development by Will Parfitt

Joyce Hopewell reviews Will Parfitt’s new book We are living in troubled, unsettling times, not just here in the UK where I sit and write, but in many countries around the world. Brexit, now exposed for what it really is, has morphed into an unpleasant can of worms and the effects reverberate not only in

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James Hillman. Putting Beauty back into Psychology.

James Hillman was an American psychologist from Atlantic City who first studied at and then guided studies for the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He is the founder of Archetypal Psychology and retired into private practice, writing, publishing and travelling to lecture until his death in 2011 at his home in Connecticut. Where Jung put the soul back into psychology after Freud

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Mindfulness and Astrological Psychology

It struck me the other day that mindfulness has rarely been stressed as being important in relation to the study and practice of astrological psychology. Yet it is surely fundamental. When we look at the birth chart and identify features that we relate to our own personality and experience, we can only truly accept or

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Bruno, Louise and the language of colour

In this short extract from her book Astrological Psychology, Esotericism and the Transpersonal, Sue Lewis highlights the influences that led to the Hubers’ pioneering the use of colour in the interpretation of the astrological chart. It begins with the period the Hubers spent in Florence, working with Roberto Assagioli at his Psychosynthesis Institute, helping with

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The Authors: John Grove

What motivates people to write books about astrological psychology? Joyce Hopewell devised a questionnaire to find out. Here are the answers from John Grove, author of the books Dreams and Astrological Psychology and Life Passages. 1) What inspired you to write this book? As I was finishing my course for my APA diploma in 2015

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Post materialistic psychology

David Lorimer’s (and others’) reviews in Paradigm Explorer (new name for the magazine of the Scientific and Medical Network) are always worth reading. You get an impression of far more current books than you could ever read. I was particularly struck by David’s review of The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Spirituality, edited by Lisa

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