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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology

ISBN: 978-1-119-96755-2
738 pages
October 2013, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology presents the most inclusive resource yet published on this topic - which seeks to benefit humanity by integrating ancient wisdom and modern knowledge.

  • Features the work of more than fifty leading voices in the field, creating the most comprehensive survey of transpersonal psychology yet published
  • Includes emerging and established perspectives
  • Charts the breadth and diversity of the transpersonal landscape
  • Covers topics including shamanism, neurobiology, holotropic states, transpersonal experiences, and more
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Notes on Contributors ix

Foreword xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

Editors’ Introduction xxiii

Part I Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology

1 A Brand from the Burning: Defining Transpersonal Psychology 3
Glenn Hartelius, Geffen Rothe, and Paul J. Roy

2 Traditional Roots, History, and Evolution of the Transpersonal Perspective 23
Michael Daniels

3 The Calling to a Spiritual Psychology: Should Transpersonal Psychology Convert? 44
Glenn Hartelius, Harris L. Friedman, and James D. Pappas

4 Criticisms of Transpersonal Psychology and Beyond—The Future of Transpersonal Psychology: A Science and Culture of Consciousness 62
Harald Walach

Part II Transpersonal Theory

5 Revision and Re-enchantment of Psychology: Legacy from Half a Century of Consciousness Research 91
Stanislav Grof

6 Altered States of Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology 121
Albert P. Garcia-Romeu and Charles T. Tart

7 Jung, Analytical Psychology, and Transpersonal Psychology 141
Alan G. Vaughan

8 Integral Psychology 155
Brant Cortright

9 Transcend and Include: Ken Wilber’s Contribution to Transpersonal Psychology 166
Allan Combs

10 Transpersonal Philosophy: The Participatory Turn 187
Glenn Hartelius and Jorge N. Ferrer

11 Transpersonal Self-Expansiveness as a Scientific Construct 203
Harris L. Friedman

12 Neuroscience and the Transpersonal 223
B. Les Lancaster

Part III Transpersonal Methodologies

13 Transpersonal Research and Future Directions 241
Rosemarie Anderson and William Braud

14 Neurophenomenology: Enhancing the Experimental and Cross-Cultural Study of Brain and Experience 261
Charles D. Laughlin and Adam J. Rock

15 Quantitative Assessment of Transpersonal and Spiritual Constructs 281
Douglas A. MacDonald and Harris L. Friedman

16 The Role of Science in Transpersonal Psychology: The Advantages of Middle-Range Theory 300
Harris L. Friedman

17 Philosophical Underpinnings of Transpersonal Psychology as a Science 312
Douglas A. MacDonald

Part IV Transpersonal Experiences

18 Exploring the Nature of Exceptional Human Experiences: Recognizing, Understanding, and Appreciating EHEs 333
Genie Palmer and Arthur Hastings

19 Psychedelic-Induced Experiences 352
James Fadiman and Andrew Kornfeld

20 Near-Death Experiences and Transpersonal Psychology: Focus on Helping Near-Death Experiencers 367
Cheryl Fracasso, Bruce Greyson, and Harris L. Friedman

21 Transpersonal Sexual Experiences 382
Jenny Wade

22 Parapsychology 401
Adam J. Rock, Lance Storm, Harvey J. Irwin, and Julie Beischel

Part V Transpersonal Approaches to Transformation, Healing and Wellness

23 Transpersonal Perspectives on Mental Health and Mental Illness 419
Jacob Kaminker and David Lukoff

24 Meditation: Empirical Research and Future Directions 433
Douglas A. MacDonald, Roger Walsh, and Shauna L. Shapiro

25 Psychedelic Induced Transpersonal Experiences, Therapies, and Their Implications for Transpersonal Psychology 459
Thomas B. Roberts and Michael J. Winkelman

26 Transpersonal Dimensions of Somatic Therapies 480
Don Hanlon Johnson

27 Hypnosis and Transpersonal Psychology: Answering the Call Within 492
Ian E. Wickramasekera II

28 Dreaming and Transpersonal Psychology 512
Daniel Deslauriers

29 Expressive and Creative Arts Therapies 529
Kim A. Bella and Ilene A. Serlin

30 Psychospiritual Integrative Practices 544
Kathleen Wall, Fabrice Nye, and Eric FitzMedrud

31 The Diamond Approach 562
John V. Davis, Theodore Usatynski, and Zvi Ish-Shalom

32 Transpersonal Psychotherapies 580
Vitor Rodrigues and Harris L. Friedman

Part VI Transpersonal Studies

33 Ecopsychology and Transpersonal Psychology 597
John V. Davis and Jeanine M. Canty

34 Feminist and Cultural Contributions to Transpersonal Psychology 612
Christine Brooks, Kendra Ford, and Anne Huffman

35 Widening Circles: The Emergence of Transpersonal Social Engagement 626
Donald Rothberg and Katherine E. Coder

36 Modern Miracles from Ancient Medicine: Transpersonal Medicine Approaches 640
G. Frank Lawlis

37 Transpersonal Experience and the Arts: From the Chauvet Cave to Occupy Wall Street 652
Lisa Herman

38 Transpersonal Education 666
Nancy Rowe and William Braud

Appendix 687

Index 693

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Harris L. Friedman is a former Research Professor of Psychology at the University of Florida, USA, and Emeritus Professor at Saybrook University, USA. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and past President of the International Transpersonal Association, he continues to practice psychology and is the current Chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Interest Group of the APA’s Society for Humanistic Psychology. Professor Friedman has published extensively on transpersonal psychology and is senior editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies and associate editor of The Humanistic Psychologist.

Glenn Hartelius teaches in the doctoral program at Sofia University’s School of Transpersonal Studies, Palo Alto, USA. He is editor of the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies and Secretary of the International Transpersonal Association. Dr Hartelius has published work in the fields of transpersonal psychology and consciousness studies, and has taught at the California Institute of Integral Studies as well as at Naropa University in the state of Colorado. He has thirty years’ experience in private practice as a somatic counselor and practitioner.

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“In summary, this volume succeeds in accomplishing a lot. It clearly provides an update on the accomplishments of transpersonal psychology. It also raises issues of profound importance both for the discipline of transpersonal psychology and for the broader field. It will serve as a useful reference for a comprehensive overview of the entire discipline for years to come. Anyone who claims to be a scholar of the entire field of psychology must read it.”  (PsycCRITIQUES, 23 June 2014)

“This book is a great source of up to date information, and a great contribution to our understanding of this important area of work”.  (ACPNL Magazine, 1 March 2014)

 

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