Growing Whole: Exploring the Wilderness Within

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A workshop-in-a-box designed to accompany the book, GROWING WHOLE: SELF-REALIZATION ON AN ENDANGERED PLANET, this audiotape and structured journal together support the search for both personal and global transformation. The powerful tools and perspectives of psychosynthesis offer structure and techniques for people to find and follow their own path of heart. * The audiotape offers exercises and meditations in the author's voice, with accompanying flute music. * The journal offers the exercises in step-by-step form with room for the reader to write and draw, and includes brief explanations of each exercise. A symbol indicates the exercises available on the audiotape.

Psychosynthesis is a spiritual psychology first articulated by Italian psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli (1888-1974). Assagioli moved well beyond the reductionistic psychologies of his time, including psychoanalysis. Like his colleague, Carl Jung, he sought an understanding of the human that would recognize the spiritual dimensions as well as the personal and pathological.

Psychosynthesis draws upon many traditions, incorporating principles and practices from Buddhism, yoga, and other Eastern philosophies, as well as from Western spiritual traditions, philosophy, and psychology. This approach is uniquely suited to our times, because it recognizes the many dimensions of our concerns and our potentials: physical, emotional, mental, interpersonal, social, and spiritual (and in this book, Brown specifically includes the ecological).

Psychosynthesis coaches each person in seeking his or her unique inner truth and way in harmony with the needs and forces of nature. It offers basic, flexible models and principles for understanding and integrating all the parts of ourselves. It offers a wide variety of tools for discovery and choice.

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This audiotape and structured journal were originally published as an adjunct to the book GROWING WHOLE: SELF-REALIZATION ON AN ENDANGERED PLANET. However, many people prefer audio learning and/or working on their own in a journal, and they have found this "workshop-in-a-box" useful by itself.

From the Author:

Recording the tape for this package was an extraordinary experience, speaking the words in an otherwise totally silent sound stage. I felt that the words came from someplace other than my brain, and perhaps they did. The flute music, added later, really creates a wonderful atmosphere for the reflective and meditative exercises.

I am available for individual consultation with anyone working with the book, via e-mail or telephone. Please check my website at or email me at:

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