Transpersonal

The term transpersonal is often used to refer to psychological categories that transcend the normal features of ordinary ego-functioning. Transpersonal experiences may be defined as experiences in which the sense of identity or self extends beyond (trans) the individual or personal to encompass wider aspects of humankind, life, psyche or cosmos. The term is highly associated with the work of Abraham Maslow and his understanding of "peak experiences", and was first adapted by the human potential movement in the 1960s.

Among the psychological sciences that have studied transpersonal phenomena are Transpersonal psychology, Humanistic psychology and Near-Death Studies. Among the forerunners to the development of transpersonal theory are the school of Psychosynthesis (founded by Roberto Assagioli), and the Analytical school of C.G Jung.

In integral theory, transpersonal refers to stages of human development through which a person's self-awareness extends beyond the personal. Integral theorists include Ken Wilber, Michael Murphy, Michael Washburn, Allan Combs, Jean Gebser, Don Beck, and Clare Graves. The work of all of these theorists is inspired, in varying degrees, by the writings of the Hindu philosopher Sri Aurobindo.

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Jorge Ferrer - Bibliography - Articles
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Transpersonal Disciplines
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Michael Daniels
... Dr Michael Daniels (born 1950) is a British transpersonal psychologist and parapsychologist ... He is currently the Editor of Transpersonal Psychology Review (The Journal of the British Psychological Society Transpersonal Psychology Section) ... theory, moral development, the psychology of the shadow and evil, Jungian psychology, transpersonal theory, mystical experience, parapsychology and poltergeists ...
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... Using the New Age names, the lowest transpersonal chakra (the soul star chakra) is said to be located about 4-5 fingers above the head, the middle transpersonal chakra (t ...
Transpersonal States
... Transpersonal psychology considers the concept of transpersonal states of awareness ... other signifying processes of altered forms of awareness are studied in transpersonal psychology ... Transpersonal psychotherapy consists of moving between these states, and learning techniques for disassembling and reassembling on different states/situations of ...