Graeme

I've studied Psychosynthesis for 10 years. I started this website to help facilitate the continuation of the Will Project.

Collections of Examples of the Use of the Will and Its Results

Historical Figures Individuals Self-actualizing Imam Khomeini, who planned and executed a great revolution in Iran in 1979 that overthrown powerful shah(king) of that time in Iran. (contributed by a user with IP address 77.237.70.17, located in Islamic Republic Of Iran, Tehran) Self-realizing Gandhi Clients Pupils

Experimentation

By individuals and groups reports of results The Star Game, an addition to “Methods for the Development and Training of the Will” A board game was developed based on the star diagram. It is played on two levels. At the first level two or more participants take turns entering pieces representing subpersonalities, will and “I” […]

Fields of Application of the Will

Individual Psychotherapy Alchemical Hypnotherapy “The great wisdom teacher Gurjieff once said that Will – the capacity to make decisions and consistently act upon them – is not, as we often assume, a universal trait of humanity. Instead, most of us, he teaches, are little more than stimulus-response machines, responding to immediate sensory stimuli in predictable […]

Methods for the Development and Training of the Will

Physical Activities Manual Labor – Gymnastics – Rhythmic Movements Sport Combative Some conditioning exercises designed for self defence, fighting, and armed or unarmed combat provide very physical activities for training determination and the Will. It must be noted that the exercises for such training have a medium to high risk for injury due to the […]

Relationship of the Will with the Other Psychological Functions

Sensory-Motor – Impulses – Drives and Desire – Emotions and Feelings – Imagination – Thought – Intuition Co-creative Group Suggestions The following is based on work carried out by the co-creative group on the Will Project during the International Congress of Psychosynthesis in Canada from 11 to 15 September 1998. Initially this is provided to […]

Stages of the Volitional Act

The following is from The Act of Will, Chapter 11, pages 135-139 The act of will consists of six sequential phases or stages. They are: The Purpose, Aim, or Goal, based on Evaluation, Motivation, and Intention Deliberation Choice and Decision Affirmation: the Command, or “Fiat,” of the Will Planning and Working Out a Program Direction […]

Qualities of the Will

Energy – Dynamic Power – Intensity The following is from The Act of Will, Chapter 3, pages 20-22 This quality is naturally the natural outstanding characteristic of the strong will. This quality, taken by itself, can have harmful and even disastrous effects on both the willer himself and on the targets of his “”willful” actions. […]

Nature and Aspects of the Will

Strong Will The following is from The Act of Will, Chapter 4, page 35 … , the strong will is in a sense the most basic as well as the most familiar aspect of the will. As with other functions, the strength of the will can be developed and increased through practice and exercise. Skillful […]

The Will in Modern Psychology

In modern psychology, the theory of the Will is pragmatic. The Will is not regarded as a separate psychic faculty; it is considered to be a quality or aspect of behaviour. The Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia summarised the act of will in four points: the fixing of attention on relatively distant goals and relatively abstract […]

History of the Will

History of the Theories, Beliefs, and Doctrines on the Will For groups or individual’s theories on the will, please see the category . The following is based on work carried out by the co-creative group on the Will Project during the International Congress of Psychosynthesis in Canada from 11 to 15 September 1998. Initially this […]