Introspective Research

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Introspective Research to Understand Inner Processes

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How can we do introspective research to better understand what we are doing and where we are going? Where can we find information?

Trying to improve life is the goal of every page of this site. We will use art, psychology, and economics to analyze introspection. This will make it more useful.

Painter/writer Aurora Mazzoldi applies the results of her research to introspective painting.

Introspective psychologist Antonella Giannini applies them to psychology.

A teacher explains geometry at the blackboard
From Leonardo AI

The inner explorer can then benefit from the experience of a psychologist and the help of introspective painting.

What’s so special about these paintings? They show what is going on inside us, instead of showing the outside world. They make it easier to understand inner processes. When we went to school, did we need explanations on the blackboard? Well, introspective paintings are like the geometric figures drawn on a blackboard. The figures help to explain mathematics.

For example, the “Closed Interactions” painting reveals some relationships. The top figure is trying to communicate, but the one on the right looks scared. And the one at the bottom is avoiding emotion. The different color intensities help us to enter the situation. This is important; we should enter the scene and not be satisfied with a superficial vision. We should try to have a direct contact with the painting.

An introspective research painting."Closed Interactions" by Aurora Mazzoldi.
“Closed Interactions” acrylic painting on canvas. Aurora Mazzoldi.

This is the way to understand its message, alone or with the help of a therapist.

Therapists can use introspective paintings as a catalyst.

They help bring emotions to the surface.

Therapists can use them both in individual sessions and in groups.

Introspective Exploration Is Open to All

Many researchers, past and present, have contributed to our research.

They have shown many aspects of reality — either in writing or in words — and made it easier to come to conclusions. Some of these conclusions can be found in these pages.

Conclusions are never final, but they help us to move forward. We base our conclusions on our intuitions, and those of other people. Everything is constantly evolving. So, you will not find any gurus here. There are no doctrines or established teachings on this site. We show some of the results we have achieved.

We remain open to contributions from any researcher. They can be from any country and any discipline.

Pages of useful information

Introspection takes time and persistence. We have provided many pages (and a book). They meet the needs of people who spend time doing introspective research. Here are a few:

Direct Contact with Paintings

The colors of the painting arouse emotions in the viewer.

They can then go beyond the aesthetic and discover the deeper meanings of the painting. The painting can then have direct contact with the viewer.

Finally, our research shows that what happens within us depends on our reactions. It also suggests that a spiral movement connects us to external reality, a spiral of which we are at the center. When we change something within ourselves, that change affects external reality.

Rarely do we realize that we could behave differently in front of reality, and we suffer.But we find it hard to change ourselves. And to stop acting mechanically..

The introspective investigation takes place within us. The ideas we offer in these pages may be useful to someone to accelerate this change. In that case, we will have done our job.

Luis Pisoni