In this new edition of The Transpersonal, John Rowan takes account of the growing interest in spirituality, assessing the many new developments in the field and providing an essential overview of the multitude of guides now available on the subject.

By providing a clear and highly readable introduction to the realm of the transpersonal, this book eliminates many of the misunderstandings that plague this area. It relates the transpersonal to everyday life as well as to professional concerns and the various schools of therapy. Divided into three parts, Being, Doing and Knowing, it encourages the reader to explore the levels of consciousness, the techniques involved in transpersonal work and the underlying theory. The unique relationship between the therapist and client is examined in detail, as are the imagined and imaginal world, personal mythology and transcultural work. An entirely new section is included on the ways in which the transpersonal therapist can use the concept of subpersonalities.

This fully updated and revised version of John Rowan's original pioneering text provides a highly practical guide which will be useful to anyone working with the growing number of people with spiritual concerns.

chapter |26 pages


chapter 1|26 pages

Some pioneers

part |2 pages

PART I Being

chapter 2|34 pages

The basic map

chapter 3|16 pages

Wilber and therapies

chapter 4|18 pages

Being in transpersonal psychotherapy

part |2 pages


chapter 5|37 pages

Imagination and the imaginal world

chapter 6|33 pages

Linking and alchemy

chapter 8|8 pages

Other cultures

chapter 9|26 pages

Meditation, the Causal and the Nondual

chapter 10|9 pages

Subpersonalities and the transpersonal

part |2 pages

PART III Knowing

chapter 11|28 pages

Issues in transpersonal theory

chapter 12|13 pages

The future of the transpersonal