Risveglio dell'Intelligenza Verso Una Nuova Psicologia dell'Essere le Filosofie Orientali Alla Volta Delle Nuove Teorie Transpersonali [Awakening of Intelligence toward a New Psychology of Being: Eastern Philosophy in the Direction of New Transpersonal Theories]
Teodoro, Natale, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology
PIGNATELLI, DIEGO. (2007). Risveglio dell'Intelligenza Verso una nuova psicologia dell'Essere le Filosofie Orientali alla volta delle Nuove Teorie Transpersonali [Awakening of Intelligence Toward a New Psychology of Being: Eastern Philosophy in the Direction of New Transpersonal Theories]. Melegnano, Milano, Italy: Montedit. 174 pp. ISBN 97888860373472. Paperback, Euro 11.50. Published in Italian. Reviewed by Natale Teodoro.
First, to capture the flavor of the book, I offer a quick description from the voice of the author:
The Awakening of Intelligence explores images of the unconscious realms of mind as if [it] was [were] a Science-Fiction landscape or Shiva's heaven or Sufi's mundus imaginalis weaving a symbolic tapestry better known as the Dance of Shiva, the archaic and primordial Source renowned by mystics and visionaries of all the ages.
The doorway final scope of this endeavor is to bring together ancient religious systems, Eastern traditions, in connection with the newest symbols and science of transpersonal psychology-a bridge with the Sacred lies in the famous keyword Tat Tvam Asi: You are It. The Awakening of Intelligence restores the knowledge of the ultimate spiritual dimensions to humanity. -Diego Pignatelli, from a preview introduction to Awakening of Intelligence on the author's blogsite. (http:// transpersonal-discovery.blogspot.com/2007/11/diego.pignatelli-is-gifted-visionary. html). Retrieved 22 June 2008.
This creative work by Diego Pignatelli is an integrative approach to raising consciousness of the public as well as psychology thinkers. The book presents several humanistic and transpersonal theories, and ties them in with various ancient Eastern philosophies. The book attempts to demonstrate how current psychology is at a fulcrum of evolution out of the behavioral and analytical forces of psychology and into a new paradigm which includes the transhumanistic movement.
Pignatelli, who writes as though he is a devotee of Krishnamurti, also draws on Zen/Buddhist, Taoism, and Hindu/Upanishadic, and Tantric worldviews. Simultaneously, the author presents contributions of various humanistic and transpersonal powerhouses such as Alan Watts, Abraham Maslow, Ken Wilber, Stanislav Grof, Carl Jung, and other less known theorists. The result is an eclectic presentation that attempts to justify the need to move more actively into a paradigm of human science, or Maslow's "psychology of being," that acknowledges the spiritual experience as a part of an expanded reality, thus justifying the need for more transpersonal study.
Ancient Eastern sciences and philosophies are used throughout the work in support of a metaphysical and metapsychical urgency. …