Dark and cold we may be, but this Is no winter now. — Christopher Fry in his play “A Sleep of Prisoners” (New York: Oxford University Press, 1951) written at the invitation of the Religious Drama Society for the Festival of Britain (1950).
In its methods, psychosynthesis combines techniques of psychotherapy, education and spiritual disciplines. When there is a true synthesis, the result is something new.
In chemistry, for example, either hydrogen or oxygen alone manifests as a gas, whereas their combination can be a liquid-water.
This is the second of two companion articles which present concise and thorough overview of psychosynthesis as a whole system.
The former article, Psychosynthesis and Western Psychology Russell addresses the question, “How is psychosynthesis related to other psychologies?
My intent is to provide a comprehensive statement in the language and metaphors commonly used in psychosynthesis literature and training programs.
I see this as a step toward delineating already-existent assumptions, models, theories and hypotheses leading toward a general theory of psychosynthesis.
As such it must be expressed in terms of propositions and hypotheses which can be tested using the Scientific methodscientific method.
This article is written as a reference work for theory-building and refining knowledge of psychosynthesis as a scientific psychology.