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The Act of Will

by Roberto Assagioli

"Only the development of his inner powers can offset the dangers inherent in man's losing control of the tremendous natural forces at his disposal and becoming the victim of his own achievements."

- Roberto Assagioli, The Act of Will, 2002, p. 6

The Act of Will
A Guide to Self-Actualisation and Self-Realistion
by Roberto Assagioli

The Act of Will: A Guide to Self-Actualisation and Self-Realisation outlines what Roberto Assagioli saw as being one of the most important aspects of the psyche, and one of particular importance to Psychosynthesis - The Will.


Part One - The Nature of the Will

  1. Introduction
  2. The Existential Experience of the Will
  3. The Qualities of the Will
  4. The Strong Will
  5. The Skillful Will: Psychological Laws
  6. Practical Applications of the Skillful Will
  7. The Good Will
  8. Love and Will
  9. The Transpersonal Will
  10. The Universal Will

Part Two - The Stages of Willing

  1. From Intention to Realization
  2. Purpose, Evaluation, Motivation, Intention
  3. Deliberation, Choice, and Decision
  4. Affirmation
  5. Planning and Programming
  6. The Direction of the Execution

Part Three - Epilogue

  1. The Joyous Will

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Appendix One: Self-Identification Exercise

Appendix Two: Thinking and Meditation

Appendix Three: Questionnaire on the Will

Appendix Four: Historical Survey

Appendix Five: Differential Psychology

Reference Notes


ISBN: 0952400413

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