Journal of Transpersonal Psychology

Journal of Transpersonal Psychology is a magazine focusing on Transpersonal Psychology

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 2, 2006

Aikido and Psychotherapy: A Study of Psychotherapists Who Are Aikido Practitioners
ABSTRACT: Eight psychotherapists who were also highly skilled in Aikido, a non violent Japanese martial art based on the principles of harmony and the peaceful resolution of conflict, participated in this semi-structured interview study investigating...
Craving the Spotlight: Buddhism, Narcissism, and the Desire for Fame
ABSTRACT: The present study investigated the relationship between desire for fame, narcissism, and Buddhist practices. A scale measuring the desire for fame was administered along with a scale measuring level of narcissism. The results suggest that Buddhists...
Editor's Note: In This Issue
William Braud opens this issue, casting a deeply reflective lens on the importance of graduate study in providing leadership to the further development of transpersonally oriented scholars and professionals, and to the transpersonal field at large. Toward...
Educating the "More" in Holistic Transpersonal Higher Education: A 30+ Year Perspective on the Approach of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
ABSTRACT: This article describes a holistic and transpersonal approach to higher education and presents the graduate psychology programs and practices of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP) as an illustrative example of this approach, given...
Healing the Mind: The Philosophy of Spinoza Adapted for a New Age
GROSSMAN, NEAL (2003). Healing the Mind: The Philosophy of Spinoza Adapted for a New Age. Forward by Huston Smith. Cranbury, NJ: Susquehanna University Press. 253 pp. ISBN: 1575910667, hardcover, $44.50. Reviewed by Yosi Amram.When asked if he believed...
Higher Wisdom: Eminent Elders Explore the Continuing Impact of Psychedelics
WALSH, ROGER, & GROB, CHARLES S. (Eds.). (2005). Higher Wisdom: Eminent Elders Explore the Continuing Impact of Psychedelics. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press. xiii + 267 pp. Index. ISBN 0-7914-6518-7, paper, $24.95. Reviewed by David...
Native American Post Colonial Psychology/Buddha in Redface/Healing the Soul Wound: Counseling with American Indians and Other Native Peoples
DURAN, E. & DURAN, B. (1995) Native American Post Colonial Psychology. Albany, NY: State University of New York (SUNY) Press. 227 pp. ISBN: 0-7914-2354-9, paper, $27.95.DURAN, E. (2000) Buddha in Redface. Lincoln, NE: Writer's Club Press, iUniverse....
Psychedelic Horizons
ROBERTS, THOMAS B. (2006). Psychedelic Horizons. Foreword by Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D., Charlottesville, VA: Imprint Academic Philosophy Documentation Center. xx þ 255 pp. ISBN: 1845400410, paper, $34.90. Reviewed by Jordan Gruber.Early on, Tom Roberts...
Quantum Change: When Epiphanies and Sudden Insights Transform Ordinary Lives
MILLER, WILLIAM R. & C'DE BACA, JANET. (2001). Quantum change: When epiphanies and sudden insights transform ordinary lives. NY: Guilford Press. xii + 212 pp. ISBN: 1572305053. Paper, $10.85. Reviewed by Damon Wood.When an electron is energized by...
Relationships between Meditation Depth, Absorption, Meditation Practice, and Mindfulness: A Latent Variable Approach
ABSTRACT: Meditation experiences evolve along a spectrum, ranging from an effortful struggle with the technique to deep transpersonal states where all dualities dissolve. The present study investigated to what extent the depth of meditation is influenced...
Short Term Effects of Meditation versus Relaxation on Cognitive Functioning
ABSTRACT: The aim of this investigation was to examine the immediate effects of meditation on cognitive performance. Twenty-seven experienced meditators and twenty-seven non-meditators were tested and compared for differences in cognitive performance...
The Perennial Quest for a Psychology with a Soul: An Inquiry into the Relevance of Sri Aurobindo's Metaphysical Yoga Psychology in the Context of Ken Wilber's Integral Psychology
VRINTE, JOSEPH, (2002). The Perennial Quest for a Psychology with a Soul: An Inquiry into the Relevance of Sri Aurobindo's Metaphysical Yoga Psychology in the Context of Ken Wilber's Integral Psychology. Delhi, India: Motilal Barnarsidass. xx +568 pp....
Transpersonal Supervision
ABSTRACT: The question of supervision is important for everyone working in the field of transpersonal psychotherapy or counselling, but there is very little information available about it. This paper attempts to compare and contrast transpersonal supervision...