Assagioli presents the two major theoretical models in his seminal book, Psychosynthesis, models that have remained fundamental to psychosynthesis theory and practice through the years.
These two models are 1) a diagram and description of the human person, and the other 2) a stage theory of the process of psychosynthesis (see below).
He compared psychosynthesis to the prevailing thinking of the day, contrasting psychosynthesis for example with existential psychology, but unlike the latter considered loneliness not to be "either ultimate or essential".
Spiritual goals of "self-realization" and the "interindividual psychosynthesis" – of 'social integration..harmonious integration of the individual into ever larger groups up to the "one humanity"' but many conferences and publications had it as a central theme and centres were formed in Italy and the United States in the 1960s.
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Psychosynthesis is an approach to psychology that was developed by Italian psychiatrist, Roberto Assagioli.
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This level of the unconscious represents an area of the personality that contains the "heights" overarching the "depths" of the lower unconscious.
As long as this range of experience remains unconscious – in what Desoille termed '"repression of the sublime"' – the person will have a limited ability to be empathic with self or other in the more sublime aspects of human life.