Reformulates the notion of the ego and provides a new perspective for understanding ego development and the role of the ego in spiritual life.
A comprehensive, concise, and easy-to-read introduction intended for undergraduates and general readers interested in the study of mysticism.
An in-depth, ethnographic study of the transnational expansion of Santo Daime, a mystical religious tradition organized around sacramental ingestion of the mind-altering ayahuasca beverage.
A groundbreaking and hopeful new look at contemporary spirituality, transpersonal psychology, integral education, and religious diversity and pluralism.
Offers new ways of comparing features of the world’s religions.
Surveying spiritual and philosophical traditions, this volume revives the search for wisdom for modern times.
Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.
Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.
Cuts through traditional debates to argue that religious phenomena are cocreated by human cognition and a generative spiritual power.
Explores shamanic and Tibetan Buddhist attitudes toward dreams.
A contribution to the methodology of religious studies, this work discusses using comparison to provide mutual illumination among religious traditions while avoiding the problem of assimilating one tradition to another.
Revises the traditional free will defense regarding the existence of evil in the world of a loving God.
Presents an account of human development from a depth-psychological, transpersonal perspective.
Explores the roots of modern transpersonal psychology and spirituality through psychobiography.
Practicing psychologists explore the mutual impact of Buddhist teachings and psychology in their lives and practice.
This multidisciplinary volume examines the cultural and social relevance of dream studies, looking at various ways that the field can contribute to the resolution of the modern West's most troubling social ...
This is a psychological and historical exploration of belief in a spirit world, imperceptible to the senses, as a pervasive and deeply-rooted characteristic of religion.
This book maps the course of human development from the earliest stages of ego development to the highest stages of ego transcendence.
In this book, Michael Washburn provides a psychoanalytic foundation for transpersonal psychology. Using psychoanalytic theory, Washburn explains how ego development both prepares for and creates obstacles ...
This book is the only full-length treatment of the relationship between aesthetic truths and psychoanalytic discoveries—of art, artists, and a new concept of sublimation. It provides a radical and unique ...
Explores our answerability and responsibility to the world.