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John Firman



John Firman (1945–2008) was an American author, teacher, and psychotherapist whose practice turned toward teaching psychosynthesis, a psychological approach that centers on the importance of wholeness and the human experience of the authentic self.

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Psychosynthesis: A Psychology of the Spirit

Conceived by Italian psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli, psychosynthesis is one of the first Western psychologies that addresses both spiritual development and psychological healing and growth by recognizing and supporting the particular life journey of the person—the individual's own unique path of...

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“I” and Self: Re-visioning Psychosynthesis

In this book, John Firman explores the theoretical foundations of psychosynthesis, with an in-depth focus on two central concepts: “I,” our most essential identity, and Self, the deeper ontological reality of which “I” is a reflection.

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A Psychotherapy of Love: Psychosynthesis in Practice

This book shows what psychosynthesis looks like in the empirical practice of psychotherapy.

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The Primal Wound: A Transpersonal View of Trauma, Addiction, and Growth

Argues that a primal wounding of the human spirit occurs in earliest human life that disrupts fundamental relationships and leads to anxiety, loneliness, and alienation; and shows how this wounding can be redeemed through therapy and through living one's life differently.

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