Welcome to the evolving web page of  Psychosynthesis Press, publishers of books that further the full flowering of the human potential in harmony with the interdependent web of life. Psychosynthesis  is a transpersonal psychology based on the work of Roberto Assagioli, M.D. (1888-1974) that seeks to integrate all the dimensions of life: physical, emotional, mental, interpersonal, social, ecological, and spiritual. Our books arise from this inclusive, holistic perspective.

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Books from Psychosynthesis Press and other publishers

Collected Reflections on a Spiritual Life

Compiled and edited by Molly Young Brown

Lighting A Candle offers a vivid mix of inspirational thoughts and imagery on the life of the spirit–from celebrated and lesser-known writers and thinkers,ancient and modern–to guide all those seeking to deepen their spiritual lives. The collection includes reflections from Rainer Maria Rilke, Thich Nhat Hanh, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Charlotte Joko Beck, Gary Synder, Joanna Macy, Ram Dass, Deena Metzger, Jack Kornfield, Thomas Merton, Rumi, and many  others.

The quotations are arranged in four sections: Awakening; Embracing the Darkness; Love, Joy, and Interbeing; and Action and Service.

Psychosynthesis Press, 2010.  ISBN 978-09611444-8-7. $14   Now available on Kindle .

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Held_in_Love_cover_pic_220hHELD IN LOVE
Life Stories to Inspire Us Through Times of Change

Edited by Molly Young Brown and Carolyn Wilbur Treadway.

A moving collection of stories, poems, and artwork from 72 writers and artists who share experiences of connection with a loving Source within and beyond themselves—in times of hardship or unexpected grace, alone, in nature, or with others.  These writings and images offer examples of how Love can guide and sustain us through the challenges of The Great Turning.

Psychosynthesis Press, 2009.  ISBN 978-09611444-6-3. $26 list price.

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Self-Realization for the Great Turning

by Molly Young Brown

Bridging personal and global transformation, Growing Whole explores how psychosynthesis can help each of us participate more fully in the Great Turning toward a life sustaining society.  The book guides readers along a path of personal and spiritual growth, with numerous psychosynthesis exercises that can be use alone or in groups.

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(ISBN 978-0-9611444-5-9 $20.00) Special on-line price: $16.00 [European customers may order this book direct from UK printer/distributor.]

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Exploring the Wilderness Within

by Molly Young Brown

This MP3 audio file (digital download) with study guide supplements the book Growing Whole above, to help you discover your inner wisdom, creativity, and strengths. Through meditations and inner dialogue, the MP3 guides you in exploring the “wilderness with.” The study guide introduces the exercises and offers questions and prompts for journaling afterwards.

Exercises: Checking In; Who Is Aware?; Acceptance; Self-Identification; The Wilderness Within; The Wise Being; Seeking a Loyal Soldier; Meditation on Good Will; An Experience of Transpersonal Will; Letter from Self.

This item replaces the CD and journal package by the same title,  a few copies of which are still available by special request.

Psychosynthesis Press, 1997/2014. ISBN 0-9611444-2-4

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MP3 file with study guide PDF (combined into a single Zip file). Price:  $16.00. Digital download purchase available here.

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cover-pic--language-be-my-broncoLANGUAGE BE MY BRONCO
A Life in Poems

by Jim Brown

Language Be My Bronco offers 75 poems in honor of Jim’s 75 years in this incarnation, reveling in eloquent and precise language that illuminates moments, people, places, ideas, insights, and wonder.

“Jim Brown writes with elegance, sharing his love and shamanic knowing of the spirits of lake, mesa, mountain, sky and evergreen.  He shares his poet’s vision of mystical dream states, inviting us to discover what our own spirit world might be.”  Beth Beurkens, Shamanic Practitioner and poet, author of Shaman’s Eye.

“This collection of poems from Jim Brown’s life-long engagement with language is full of surprises and vivid moments. Some of the poems move downward and inward along faint trails–seen or imagined–toward “moon-abetted mystery”. Some are tough-minded reality checks. Others are romps amid playful language. Throughout, he reminds us that keen attention and exact language are the best snares humans have for inspiration and insight. – Charles Goodrich, author of Insects of South Corvallis, The Practice of Home, and Going to Seed: Dispatches from the Garden.

” Jim’s poetry evokes the rich distillation of his life thus far: quirky musings, explorations into being a true man, wisdom. Thanks for loosening your casing, Jim, and considering “the possibility of having a blast.” I loved being along for the ride.  — Ana Holub, poet and author of The Edges Are Friendly

Psychosynthesis Press, 2012.  ISBN 978-09611444-9-4. $15


Transformational Teachings from Psychosynthesis and A Course in Miracles
by Olivia De Gage

This true story is a celebration of life–life in spite of the obstacles of childhood abuse, neglect, confusion and poor self esteem. It describes the encounter of the multi-faceted sides of “self” in one young woman’s search for the “right to exist.” The story tells of trauma and lifelong, repressed pain, but most importantly reveals a story of transformation, courage, perseverance and acceptance, through the tools and insights of psychosynthesis and A Course in Miracles.

Psychosynthesis Press 2010. ISBN 978-0-9611444-7-0.  $18

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The Practice Of Psychosynthesis
by Molly Young Brown

This classic text on psychosynthesis counseling is for counselors, therapists, life coaches, and teachers who want to challenge their clients and students to more fully use their creative and healing powers. Written clearly with examples and psychosynthesis exercises, it also offers guidance to anyone engaged in a program of self-discovery.

New edition, Skyhorse Press, 2004. ISBN 1-58115-383-X.  $20.00

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cover-coming-back-to-life-300pxwREVISED 2014  EDITION

The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects

by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown

Deepening global crises surround us, causing many to fall prey to denial and despair. Coming Back to Life shows how grief, anger, and fear are healthy responses to the harsh realities of our time, and that when honored through the revolutionary practice of the Work That Reconnects, they can free us from paralysis and move us toward creative action.

This new, completely updated edition of the classic text illuminates the extraordinary Work that has inspired hundreds of thousands to make strides towards the creation of a life-sustaining human culture. Authors Joanna Macy and Molly Brown introduce the Work’s theoretical foundations, revealing the angst of our era with remarkable insight. Pointing the way forward out of apathy, they offer personal counsel as well as easy-to-use methods for group process that profoundly affect peoples’ outlook and ability to act in the world.

New Society, 2014. ISBN 978-0-86571-775-6.  List: $21.95

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Fostering a Lively Learning Community

by Linda Sartor, Ph.D. and Molly Brown, M.A.

Because of her passionate interest in environmental education, Linda Sartor began experimenting with consensus decision-making in her public school classrooms.  She found that consensus in the classroom works as both an instructional strategy and a classroom management approach, and fosters a lively learning community.  It requires a paradigm shift in a teacher’s relationship with students and students’ relationships with each other. This book will inspire and assist educators to use the consensus process in and out of the classroom.  More info about this book…

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Psychosynthesis Press and Consensus Classsroom, Inc, 2004.

ISBN 0-9611444-4-0, $14.00

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turning-fear-into-powerTURNING FEAR INTO POWER:
One Woman’s Journey Confronting the War on Terror

by Linda Sartor

This book brings to life author Linda Sartor’s peacekeeping and citizen diplomacy work from 2001 to 2012 when she traveled with several different peace and justice organizations to six war-torn countries: Israel/Palestine, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Iran, Afghanistan, and Bahrain. Her travel was a result of the torment she felt due to the USA’s response to the terrorist attack of 9/11. Linda was driven to take action, and protesting was not enough any more. She needed to take a stand with her body that her life as a US citizen was not any more precious than any other lives in the world. She believes the global systems of domination deliberately perpetrate a culture of fear in order to maintain power. Her stories are meant to inspire readers to follow their hearts even when fear is present, with the hope of changing these systems of domination–even if we do not get to witness the changes in our lifetimes.

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