Sri Aurobindo's Vision of Integral Human Development

Designing a Future Discipline of Study

  • Monica Gupta

About this book


This book explores the integral vision of human development contained in the original works of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. It delves into multiple layers of the human personality as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother and explores a new developmental science of consciousness based on the practice of Integral Yoga. The book examines the major metatheoretical conceptions that shape the contemporary discipline of developmental psychology and discusses the ways in which Sri Aurobindo’s philosophical and psychological perspective can help break fresh ground for developmental theorisation and research by extending the current understanding of the human evolutionary potential.

The author proposes a new agenda for human development which brings together the key ideas of integral individual and collective development and informs practices in the areas of counselling, education, parenting, and self-development. This book will be of special interest for researchers of developmental psychology, human development, counselling psychology, philosophy, social work, and education.


Alternate agenda of human development Aurobindo and the Mother Aurobindo's concept of psychological stages Aurobindo's principles of progress and perfection Indian psychology Integral human development Integral psychology Metatheory of human development Multiple planes of consciousness Unity of consciousness Yogic methodology

Authors and affiliations

  • Monica Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Elementary EducationGargi College, University of DelhiNoidaIndia

Bibliographic information