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From Assagioli to Almaas. A Rough Guide to Transpersonal Psychology Keith Hackwood www.keithhackwood.com. The Transpersonal is the future of Psychology. Why? How? Culminating Crises in Positivist Materialsm Present from the outset Wide Vision. Contextual Crises. Outer. Inner.

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From assagioli to almaas
From Assagioli to Almaas

A Rough Guide to Transpersonal Psychology

Keith Hackwood

www.keithhackwood.com


The transpersonal is the future of psychology
The Transpersonal is the future of Psychology

  • Why?

  • How?

  • Culminating Crises in Positivist Materialsm

  • Present from the outset

  • Wide Vision


Contextual crises
Contextual Crises

Outer

Inner

Anxiety

Depression

Loss of Meaning

Loss of identity

Alienation

  • Climate Change

  • Resource Depletion

  • Limits to Growth

  • ‘End of Progress’

  • ‘Problem of Civilization’


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


A return to essence
A Return to Essence that originally gave rise to our Western culture is still present

  • How?

    Art or Science

    (Psycho)Synthesis

    Education

    ‘Therapy’ is too small a word


The world behind the world
The World Behind The World that originally gave rise to our Western culture is still present

D O I N G

H A V I N G


Psychosynthesis is the future of psychoanalysis
Psychosynthesis that originally gave rise to our Western culture is still present is the future of Psychoanalysis

  • Roberto Assagioli 1888 – 1974


Psychosynthesis in print

Psychosynthesis that originally gave rise to our Western culture is still present in Print

Doctoral Thesis 1909-1910

Psychosynthesis ‘Manual’ – 1965

The Act of Will – 1974

Transpersonal Development - 1993


Principal ideas
Principal Ideas that originally gave rise to our Western culture is still present

  • Model of human being

  • I-Self Axis

  • The Will

  • Disidentification

  • Stages of Psychosynthesis (personal/transpersonal)


The only w ay out is the way up
“The only that originally gave rise to our Western culture is still presentway out is the way up”

The Egg Diagram

Assagioli’s Draft


Casa that originally gave rise to our Western culture is still presentAssagioli


Florence that originally gave rise to our Western culture is still present


The considerator
The that originally gave rise to our Western culture is still presentConsiderator


“The Will to Publish” that originally gave rise to our Western culture is still present


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


The transpersonal field
The Transpersonal Field balanced statement? Not many.


Transpersonal disciplines
Transpersonal Disciplines balanced statement? Not many.

Relates to:

  • Psychology, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy

  • Neuroscience, Psychopharmacology

  • Sociology

  • Anthropology

  • Cultural Theory


Notable peaks
Notable Peaks balanced statement? Not many.

  • C G Jung (Especially the Red Book)

  • Archetypal Psychology (Hillman)

  • Spiritual Psychology (Sardello)

  • Ecospychology & Ecophilosophy

  • Stanislav Grof

  • Integral Studies (Wilber)


Notable peaks1
Notable Peaks balanced statement? Not many.

  • Washburn

  • Naranjo (Gestalt & Enneagram)

  • Influence of Buddhism (Watts, Suzuki, Trungpa, Elias Capriles)

  • Sufism

  • Kabbalah

  • Sri Aurobindo


Back to basics

Back to Basics balanced statement? Not many.


Back to basics1
Back to Basics balanced statement? Not many.

  • Freud the ‘godless Jew’

  • From ‘hysterical misery’ to ‘common unhappiness’

  • Fear of the ‘black tide of mud of occultism’

    Therapy as Shamanic Operation


A h almaas the diamond approach
A H balanced statement? Not many.Almaas & The Diamond Approach


The structure of reality
The Structure of Reality balanced statement? Not many.

  • 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.”


Method
Method balanced statement? Not many.

  • Inquiry

    Socratic & Psychodynamic

  • Presence

    Embodied ‘felt-sense’ / limbs and hara


Love of truth
Love of Truth balanced statement? Not many.

  • 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


The paradox
The Paradox balanced statement? Not many.

The Way of Silence & the Talking Cure

From Knowing to Being


Coming soon
Coming Soon… balanced statement? Not many.

Divine Rebel:

The Life & Work of Roberto Assagioli

By Mark Jones & Keith Hackwood

Publishing Date: September 2014


Diolch balanced statement? Not many.ynfawrThankyou


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