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Transpersonal Resource Bibliography

Bibliography compiled by Katrina Rahn, Miles Vich, and members of the 2011 ITA Board.

Listed resources are limited to two per author.

Achterberg, J. (1985). Imagery in healing: Shamanism and modern medicine. Boston: Shambhala.

Anderson, R., & Braud, W. (2011). Transforming self and others through research: Transpersonal research methods and skills for the human sciences and humanities. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Assagioli, R. (1965). Psychosynthesis: A collection of basic writings. New York: Viking.

Boorstein, S. (1997). Clinical studies in transpersonal psychotherapy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Braud, W., & Anderson, R. (1998). Transpersonal research methods for the social sciences: Honoring human experience. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Capriles, E. (2007). Beyond beingbeyond mindbeyond history (3 vols.): I: Beyond Being(ontology). II: Beyond Mind (psychology). III: Beyond History (philosophy of history). Mérida: Internet:[J1]

Capriles, E. (2010). Degenerative evolution, ecocrisis and spiritual revolution. In the Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Transpersonal Conference, pp. 66-72.

Cardena, E., Lynn, S. J., & Krippner, S. (Eds.). (2000). Varieties of anomalous experience: Examining the scientific evidence. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Cooper, D. E. (1971). The death of the family. Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK: Pelican Books.

Cortright, B. (1997). Psychotherapy and spirit: Theory and practice in transpersonal psychotherapy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Daniels, M. (2005). Shadow, self, spirit: Essays in transpersonal psychology. Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic.

Dass, R. (1974). The only dance there is. New York: Anchor.

Ferrer, J. N. (2001). Revisioning transpersonal theory: A participatory vision of human spirituality.Albany: State University of New York Press.

Firman, J., & Gila, A. (1997). The primal wound: A transpersonal view of trauma, addiction, and growth. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Forman, R. K. C.  (Ed.), (1990). The problem of pure consciousness. New York: Oxford   University Press.

Friedman, H. (2002). Transpersonal psychology as a scientific field. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 21, 175-187.

Friedman, H. (2005). Problems of romanticism in transpersonal psychology: A case study of Aikido. The Humanistic Psychologist, 33, 3-24.

Goleman, D. (1988). The meditative mind: The varieties of meditative experience. Los Angeles: Tarcher.

Grof, S. (1985). Beyond the brain: Birth, death, and transcendence in psychotherapy. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Grof, S. (2008). Brief history of transpersonal psychology. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 17, 46-54.

Hart, H. T., Nelson, P. L., & Puhakka, K. (Eds.), Transpersonal knowing: Exploring the horizon of consciousness (pp. 253-270). Albany: State University of New York Press.

Hartelius, G., Caplan, M & Rardin, M. A. (2007). Transpersonal psychology: Defining the past, divining the future. The Humanistic Psychologist35(2), 135-160.

Husain, A. (2011). Spirituality and holistic health: A psychological perspective. New Delhi: Prasad Psycho Corporation.

Husain, A. (Ed.), (2010). Explorations in human spirituality. New Delhi: Global Vision Publishing House.

James, W. (1902). The varieties of religious experience: A study in human nature. New York, NY: Longmans, Green and Co.

Johnson, D. H. (Ed.) (1995). Bone, breath, and gesture. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.

Jung. C. G. (1972). The collected works of C. G. Jung (2nd ed.) (H. Read, M. Fordham, & G. Adler, Eds., R. F. Hull, Trans.). Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Kripal, J. J. (2008). Esalen: America and the religion of no religion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Krippner, S., & Friedman, H. (Eds.) (2009) Mysterious minds: The psychobiology of psychics, mediums, and other extraordinary people. New York: Praeger.

Laing, R. D. (1967). The politics of experience and the bird of paradise. London: Penguin Books.

Lancaster, B. L. (2004). Approaches to consciousness: The marriage of science and mysticism.Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Laszlo, E. (2004). Science and the Akashic field: An integral theory of everything. Rochester, NY: Inner Traditions.

MacDonald, D. A. (2000). Spirituality: Description, measurement and relation to the Five Factor Model of personality. Journal of Personality, 68(1), 153-197.

MacDonald, D. A. (2009). Identity and spirituality: Conventional and transpersonal perspectives.International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 28, 86-106.

Maslow, A. H. (1968). Toward a psychology of being (2nd ed.). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Maslow, A. H. (1971). The farther reaches of human nature. New York: Viking.

Mellick, J. (1996). The natural artistry of dreams: Creative ways to bring the wisdom of dreams to waking life. Berkeley, CA: Conari Press.

Menon, S. (2008). Transpersonal Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita: Consciousness, Meditation, Work and Love. In K. R. Rao, A. Paranjpe, & A. Dalal (Eds.), Handbook of Indian Psychology (pp. 186-216). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Menon, S. (2007). Basics of ‘Spiritual Altruism. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 39:2, 137-152

Moss, D. (Ed.). (1999). Humanistic and transpersonal psychology: A historical and biographical sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press/Greenwood Publishing Group.

Pekala, R. J. (1991). Quantifying consciousness: An empirical approach. New York: Plenum Press.

Perry, J. W. (1974). The Far Side of Madness. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Polanyi, M. (1969) Knowing and being. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Ring, K. (1980). Life at death: Scientific investigation of the near-death experience. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan.

Rock, A. J., & Krippner, S. (in press). Demystifying shamans and their world: A multi-disciplinary study. Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic.

Romanyshyn, R. D. (2007). The wounded researcher: Research with soul in mind. New Orleans, LA: Spring Journal Books.

Rothberg, D. (2006). An engaged spiritual life: A Buddhist approach to transforming ourselves and the world. Boston: Beacon Press.

Rothberg, D. Rothberg, D. J., & Kelly, S. M. (Eds.). (1998). Ken Wilber in dialogue: Conversations with leading transpersonal thinkers. Wheaton, IL: Quest Books/The Theosophical Publishing House.

Ruumet, H. (2006). Pathways of the soul: Exploring the human journey. Bloomington, IN: Trafford Publishing.

Satprem. (1981). The mind of the cells (F. Mahak & L. Vernet, Trans.). New York: Institute for Evolutionary Research.

Sheets-Johnstone, M. (2009). The corporeal turn: An interdisciplinary reader. Exeter, UK: Imprint Academic.

Storm, L., & Rock, A. J. (2011). Shamanism and psi. Adelaide, SA: Hyde Park Press.

Sugamura, G., & Warren, E. S. (2006). Conjoining paradigms: A dissolution-oriented approach to psychotherapy. In M. G. T. Kwee, K. J. Gergen, & F. Koshikawa (Eds.), Horizons in Buddhist psychology: Practice, research & theory (pp. 379-397). Chagrin Falls, OH: Taos Institute.

Sugamura, G., Haruki, Y., & Koshikawa, F. (2007). Building more solid bridges between Buddhism and Western psychology. American Psychologist, 62(9), 1080-1081.

Sutich, A. J. (1969). Some considerations regarding transpersonal psychology. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 1(1), 11-20.

Sutich, A. J. (1976b). The founding of humanistic and transpersonal psychology: A personal account. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Humanistic Psychology Institute (now Saybrook Institute), San Francisco.

Tart, C. T. (1975). States of consciousness. New York, Dutton.

Tart, C. T. (Ed.) (1990). Altered states of consciousness. Harper.

Taylor, E. (2011).William James on consciousness beyond the margin. NJ: Princeton University Press.

Taylor, S. (2005). The fallThe evidence for a golden age6,000 years of insanityand the dawning of a new era. New York: O Books (The Bothy, John Hunt Publishing Ltd.).

Valle, R. (Ed.). (1998). Phenomenological inquiry in psychology: Existential and transpersonal dimensions. New York, NY: Plenum Press.

Vaughan, F. (1979). Awakening intuition. New York: Anchor Books.

Wade, J. (1996). Changes of mind: A holonomic theory of the evolution of consciousness.Albany: State University of New York Press.

Walsh, R. (2007). The world of shamanism: New views on an ancient tradition. St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn Pubs.

Walsh, R., & Vaughan, F. (1993). On transpersonal definitions. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 25, 199-207.

Walsh, R., & Vaughan, F. (Eds.). (1980). Beyond ego: Transpersonal dimensions in psychology. Los Angeles, CA: Tarcher.

Washburn, M. (2003). Embodied spirituality in a sacred world. Albany, NY, US: State University of New York Press.

Washburn, Michael. (1995). The ego and the dynamic ground: A transpersonal theory of human development (2nd ed.). Albany: State University of New York Press.

Wilber, K. (1990). Eye to eye: The quest for the new paradigm. Boston: Shambhala.

Wilber, K. (2000). Integral psychology: Consciousness, spirit, psychology, therapy. Boston: Shambhala.


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