These biographic entries detail the theories, beliefs, and doctrines of individuals.
William James (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher. He wrote influential books on the young science of psychology, educational psychology, psychology of religious experience and mysticism, and the philosophy of pragmatism. Notable for his Will to believe doctrine. For further information see the Wikipedia entry William James.
Will Parfitt trained in Psychosynthesis and has more than thirty years experience of working with personal and spiritual development. He is a registered psychotherapist with the UKCP and leads training courses in England and Europe. He has a private practice in Glastonbury, where he lives, offering psychotherapy, mentoring, coaching and professional supervision. Will is author [...]
Silvano Arieti (born in Pisa, Italy on June 28, 1914 and died in New York on August 7, 1981) was a psychiatrist regarded in his time as one of the world’s foremost authorities on schizophrenia. He received his M.D. from the University of Pisa but left Italy soon after because of Mussolini’s increasingly fascist racial [...]
Rollo May (April 21, 1909, Ada, Ohio – October 22, 1994, Tiburon, California) was an American existential psychologist, authoring the influential book Love and Will in 1969. Although he is often associated with humanistic psychology, he differs from other humanistic psychologists such as Virginia Satir, Abraham Maslow or Carl Rogers in showing a sharper awareness [...]
Roberto Assagioli (Venice,February 27, 1888 – Capolona d’Arezzo, August 23, 1974) was an Italian psychiatrist who was the founder of the psychological movement known as Psychosynthesis. For further biographical details see the Roberto Assagioli Wikipedia entry. Roberto Assagioli’s Concept of the Will See the entry on Psychosynthesis. Selected Works Psychosomatic Medicine and Bio-Psychosynthesis The Training [...]
Paul Foster Case (October 3, 1884 – March 2, 1954) was an American occultist of the early 20th Century and author of numerous books on tarot and Kabbalah. Perhaps his greatest contributions to the field of occultism were the lessons he wrote for associate members of Builders of the Adytum. The Knowledge Lectures given to [...]
Otto Rank (April 22, 1884 – October 31, 1939) was an Austrian psychoanalyst. Born in Vienna as Otto Rosenfeld, he was one of Sigmund Freud’s closest colleagues for twenty years, a prolific writer on psychoanalytic themes, an editor of the two most important analytic journals, managing director of Freud’s publishing house and a creative theorist. [...]
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (26 April 1889 – 29 April 1951) was an Austrian-British philosopher who worked primarily in the areas of logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language. For further biographical details see the Ludwig Wittgenstein Wikipedia entry. Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Concept of the Will From The Philosophical Investigations §611-630: 611. [...]
Julius Evola, also known as Baron Giulio Cesare Evola, (May 19, 1898–June 11, 1974) was an Italian philosopher, esotericist, occultist, author, artist, poet, political activist, and soldier, most significantly described as a Radical Traditionalist. For further biographical details see the Julius Evola Wikipedia entry. Julius Evola’s Concept of the Will In various writings Evola denounced [...]
John Cullen is the President of the International Association for Managerial and Organizational Psychosynthesis. He has written numerous articles on Psychosynthesis. Selected Articles The Effects of Psychosynthesis Training on the Self-Actualization Process in Managers Psychosynthesis Typology and Experience of the Self The Seven Psychosynthesis Types Applied to Management Style