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This is Dr. Roberto Assagioli's second book on the psychological system he formulated known as Psychosynthesis. It continues where his first book left off and delves into the important process of willing as a psychological function based on a higher self rather on guilt or determination as in the Victorian concept of the will.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Penguin Books (first published 1973)
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Will Holcomb
I bought this book just because of the very cool name. It floated around in my computer bag for a month or so. I finally started reading it and am blown away with it so far. It deals a lot with Maslow's hierarchy if needs. For a random book I picked up for silly reasons at Half Price Books I couldn't ask for more. I found a copy of Assagioli's "Psychosynthesis" at Half Price books. I am going to read that next and then re-read "The Act of Will"
Dar Dontpanic
Illuminating lecture
The different dimensions of the human will and how one can use the will to be more self aware because will goes along with one's existence or the 'I'.
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