Assessing Assagioli’s Egg

Roberto Assagioli is credited with being the first psychologist to include religion and spirituality into a view of the human psyche. Drawing upon the conceptualizing of Dr. Sigmund Freud, Dr. Carl Jung, and theosophist Alice Bailey, Assagioli took a step beyond Jung by creating a map that, using an egg-shaped diagram, purported to illustrate the spectrum of consciousness. His map includes components that begin with “lower consciousness” and end with “collective unconsciousness.”

Laudable as Assagioli’s efforts were, by applying Noetitek™ to an assessment of his map, we see that his conceptual structure is incomplete and somewhat flawed. The errors are traceable to certain of Bailey’s theosophical assertions.

A revised diagram, which is round rather than egg-shaped and includes some different components, makes a stronger visual point about the dynamics of the Self as an entity that is: (1) connected to and continuously drawing on its source energy, (2) processing and expressing this energy through a spectrum of modes that operate in the body, and (3) existing and constantly transceiving among all other entities.

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2 Responses to “Assessing Assagioli’s Egg”

  1. Valiant Says:

    I take it then that you are not a fan of Madame Blavatsky, founder of Theosophy and the Theosophical Society which, to my knowledge, chiefly influenced the theosophical writings of Alice Bailey.

  2. PluribusOne™ Says:

    Correct.

    Blavatsky’s two-volume work, The Secret Doctrine, was based on the elusive Book of Dzyan (Jain), alleged to contain secrets of esoteric Budhism (with the one “d”). To my knowledge, no one has ever produced evidence that the book exists. Even if it does exist, consider this statement (allegedly) translated from the Book of Dzyan, source of great truths: “…The Most High Seer that is in highest heaven, He knows it—or perchance even He knows not.” Perchance? Yet this book of “metaphysical knowledge” was foundational for Blavatsky, whose influence reached far and wide and continues. I leave it to you to do your own research and come to your own conclusions. My observation is that deeply flawed ideas and tragic actions branched out from her “secret doctrine,” which does not serve as a reliable bridge back to whatever bedrock truths might be found in the Book of Dzyan.

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