The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology
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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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  • Hardback | 738 pages
  • 176 x 247 x 41mm | 1,296g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1119967554
  • 9781119967552
  • 1,169,270

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With contributions from more than fifty scholars, this is the most inclusive resource yet published on transpersonal psychology, which advocates a rounded approach to human well-being, integrating ancient beliefs and modern knowledge. Proponents view the field as encompassing Jungian principles, psychotherapeutic techniques such as core process therapy, and the meditative practices found in Hinduism and Buddhism.



Alongside the core commentary on transpersonal theories, including holotropic states; science, with chapters on neurobiology and psychometrics; and relevance to feminism or concepts of social justice, the volume includes sections describing transpersonal experiences, accounts of differing approaches to healing, wellness, and personal development, and material addressing the emerging field of transpersonal studies. Chapters on shamanism and psychedelic therapies evoke the multifarious interests of the transpersonal psychology community. The result is a richly flavored distillation of the underlying principles and active ingredients in the field.
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"The new Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology is a necessity today. Many transpersonal psychologists and psychotherapists have been waiting for such a comprehensive work. Congratulations to Harris Friedman and Glenn Hartelius. May this book contribute to an increasingly adventurous, creative, and vibrant universe."
Ingo B. Jahrsetz, President, The European Transpersonal Association



"The Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology is an outstanding, comprehensive overview of the field. It is a valuable resource for professional transpersonal practitioners, and an excellent introduction for those who are new to this wide-ranging discipline."
Frances Vaughan, PhD. Psychologist, author of Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions



"Finally, the vast literature on transpersonal psychology has been collected in what is clearly the essential handbook for psychologists and others who have either too apologetically endorsed or too critically rejected what undoubtedly will define psychology in the future. If you are not a transpersonal psychologist now, you will be after exploring this handbook. No longer can one dismiss the range of topics confronted by transpersonal psychologists nor demand methodological restraints that refuse to confront the realities transpersonal psychologists explore. This is a marvelous handbook - critical. expansive, and like much of what transpersonal psychologists study, sublime."
Ralph W. Hood Jr., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
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Table of contents

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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"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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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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About Harris L. Friedman

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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