OF THE WILL. By ROBERTO ASSAGIOLI, M.D. . by a direct act of the will, but also by a multiplicity of desires, hopes, fears, needs, drives. It is well to realize. Assagioli’s concept of the will is a key part of that vision. Penguin Books also act and the purposes toward which this act can be directed. It is largely a phe. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Act of Will by Roberto Assagioli. 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.

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I finally started reading it and am blown away with it so far. It deals a lot with Maslow’s hierarchy if needs. 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”.

It’s a good book. It talks how free will plays a part in the psychological make up of a person. Sep 20, Flan rated it really liked it. This book was written in the early 70s and reflects some ideas that are dated. However, his perspective that will has seven qualities and if we develop each quality we can use our will for growth.

The Act of Will by Roberto Assagioli

It’s worth the read, but I found myself filling in with new information that may temper some of his concepts. Mar 17, Jmp rated it liked it. Text book study of “The Will”. Very thorough but boring n the best way of ‘s textbooks. Mar 30, Jimmy Navotni rated it it was amazing. It is an amazing book from the eill of Psychosynthesis.


As his other book, this one, too, is a clear and comprehensive statement of how important the will in our life is. Again, both practical and theoretical aspects have been mentioned.

The Act of will

Sep 18, Dar Dontpanic rated it it was amazing. Jul 21, Emlyn Lewis rated it aszagioli was amazing. Fascinating trip to self actualisation philosophy and psychology for any Abraham Maslow fan.

Apr 12, Joe rated it really liked it. 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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Roberto Assagioli was an Italian psychiatrist and pioneer in the fields of humanistic and transpersonal psychology. Assagioli founded the psychological movement known as Psychosynthesis, which is still being developed today by therapists and psychologists, who practice the psychological methods and techniques he developed.


His work, expounded in two books and many monographs published as pamphlets Roberto Assagioli was an Italian psychiatrist and pioneer in the fields of humanistic and transpersonal psychology.

His work, expounded in two books and many monographs published as pamphlets, emphasized the possibility of progressive integration, or synthesis, of the personality. Assagioli did not like to discuss his personal life, as he preferred to be remembered for his scientific work.

Very few biographical accounts on the life of Assagioli are available, and most are not written in English.

Assagioli came from a middle-class Jewish background. He was born under the name Roberto Marco Grego, however, his biological father died when Assagioli was two years old and his mother remarried to Alessandro Emanuele Assagioli soon afterward. Assagioli was exposed to many creative outlets at a young age, such as art and music, which were believed to have inspired his work in Psychosynthesis.

By the age of 18, he had learned eight different languages, namely Italian his native tongueEnglish, French, Russian, Greek, Latin, German, and Sanskrit.

It was at this age he also began to travel, mainly to Russia, where he learned about social systems and politics. In he married a young woman named Nella Ciapetti, and they had one son together, Ilario Assagioli. His son died at the age woll 28 from lung disease, which was accredited to severe stress from the harsh living conditions during the war.

Once the war ended, he returned to his work and began his legacy, known as Psychosynthesis. The years after the war were relatively calm, and it was during this time that he founded various foundations dedicated to Psychosynthesis in Europe and North America.

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Assagioli lived a long and prosperous life and had a happy forty year marriage until he died at age 86 on 23 August The cause of his death was unknown. Books by Roberto Assagioli. Trivia About The Act of Will. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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