Psychosynthesis is an approach to psychology that was developed by Roberto Assagioli, M.D. Assagioli asserted that "the direct experience of the self, of pure self-awareness... - is true." Spiritual goals of "Self-Realization and the "interindividual psychosynthesis were central to Assagioli's theory.
Psychosynthesis is therefore one of the earliest forerunners of both humanistic psychology and transpersonal psychology, even preceding Jung’s break with Freud by several years. Assagioli’s conception has an affinity with existential-humanistic psychology and other approaches which attempt to understand the nature of the healthy personality, personal responsibility and choice, and the actualization of the personal self; similarly, his conception is related to the field of transpersonal psychology, with its focus on higher states of consciousness, spirituality, and human experiencing beyond the individual self.
Tai chi chuan
Tai chi training primarily involves learning solo routines, known as forms. While the image of tai chi chuan in popular culture is typified by exceedingly slow movement, many tai chi styles have secondary forms of a faster pace. Some traditional schools of tai chi teach partner exercises known as "pushing hands", and martial applications of the forms' postures.
The art received its name when Ong Tong He, a scholar in the Imperial Court, witnessed a demonstration by Yang Lu Chan ("Unbeatable Yang"). Ong wrote: "Hands holding Taiji shakes the whole world, a chest containing ultimate skill defeats a gathering of heroes."
A phylosophy founded by Rudolf Steiner, postulates the existence of an objective, intellectually comprhensible spiritual world accessible to direct experience through inner development. More specifically, it aims to develop faculties of perceptive imagination, inspiration and intuition through cultivating a form of thinking indipendent of sensory experience, and to present the results thus derived in a manner subject to rational verification. In its investigations of the spiritual world, anthroposophy aims to to attain the precision and clarity attained by the natural sciences in their investigations of the physical world.
Anthroposophical ideas have been applied practically in many areas including Waldorf education, agricuture, medicine, ethical banking, organizational development and the arts. The Antrhoposophycal Society has its international centre at the Coetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.
Based on the principle of multidimensionality, the modern geomancy is teaching how to perceive landscapes and environments as composed of several visible and invisible levels and how to behave accordingly.
The knowledge of modern geomancy can be used in the area of nature protection, landscape and architectural design, planning of motor ways, in Earth healing etc.
The word “Geomancy” comes for the Greek name of the Earth Soul, “Gea” and the Greek word “mantein”, which means interpreting, also reading an oracle.
In this sense geomancy means interpreting of visible and invisible dimensions of places and landscapes, so that a holistic (pluridimensional) understanding of their true essence can emerge in our consciousness.