Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology: Bridging Spirit and Science provides an accessible and engaging introduction to this complex and evolving field. Adopting a modular approach, the book systematically relates key themes of Transpersonal Psychology to three major areas within psychology: general psychology, experimental psychology, and clinical psychology.

Covering a wide range of topics including transpersonal states of consciousness, biological foundations, research methods, and cognition, the book also features extensive discussion of transpersonal theorists and the impact of their work on our understanding of psychological concepts. The book also introduces contemporary developments in the field and anticipates future advances such as feminist perspectives and cross-cultural approaches alongside practical experiments designed to give transpersonal theories and concepts psychological roots. A critical evaluation of both mainstream and transpersonal theories and research is applied throughout to foster analytical skills and encourage critical and scientific thinking about humanity’s nature as spiritual creatures and ways to educate for personal and social transformation.

Accompanied by an online instructor’s manual, this book will be an essential companion for all students of Transpersonal or Humanistic Psychology, or those interested in applying transpersonal ideas to mainstream psychological research.

chapter |17 pages


chapter Chapter 1|19 pages

Scope and Outline

chapter Chapter 2|17 pages

Variety of Transpersonal Orientations

chapter Chapter 3|19 pages

Contemporary Perspectives

chapter Chapter 4|19 pages

Modern History and Future Challenges

chapter Chapter 5|20 pages

Transpersonal Psychology as a Human Science

chapter Chapter 6|19 pages

Knowing, Speaking, and Creating

chapter Chapter 7|20 pages


States and Traits

chapter Chapter 8|19 pages

Biological Foundations

chapter Chapter 9|19 pages

Motivation and Emotion

chapter Chapter 10|19 pages


chapter Chapter 11|18 pages


chapter Chapter 12|19 pages

Psychological Disorders

chapter Chapter 13|20 pages


chapter Chapter 14|18 pages

The Transpersonal Vision