If you ever wondered how to explain who Assagioli is to people who have never heard of him or psychosynthesis, I recently had a short article published about him in The Florentine magazine. You can read “A Man of Peaceful Action” by clicking here.
This evening, a screening of Roberto Assagioli: Lo Scientista dello Spirito (Roberto Assagioli: The Scientist of the Spirit) is taking place in Florence at the Odeon Theatre. It will also be showing in other theaters in Italy and was just presented at the Psychosynthese Academie in The Netherlands. On 1 July, there will be a showing in London.
The DVD of this movie is now available for purchase (in both European and US formats). I recently bought and watched it twice in my living room and very much appreciated the myriad of perspectives from various people – former students, biographers, people involved with his archives, dedicated practitioners, historians and educators.
This documentary written and directed by Maria Erica Pacileo and Fernando Maraghini is a beautifully woven tapestry of slow moving scenes of Assagioli’s Florentine home and study, photographs of him during his lifetime strategically placed alongside Italian cityscapes, fantastical images attuned to his writings and meditations, and an original soundtrack by Andrea Chimenti.
So why not take advantage of both my article and this recent film to learn more about this fascinating spiritual and psychological visionary of the 20th century?