Suggested Reading List

Introduction to Transpersonal Psychology & Psychotherapy

  • Bennett-Goleman, T. (2001). Emotional Alchemy. New York: Three Rivers.

  • Boorstein, S. (1996). Transpersonal Psychotherapy. New York: State University of New York Press.

  • Cortwright, B. (1997). Psychotherapy and Spirit: Theory and practice in transpersonal psychotherapy. Albany: State University of New York Press.

  • Epstein, M. (1995). Thoughts without a Thinker: Psychotherapy from a Buddhist perspective. New York: BasicBooks.

  • Germer, C., Siegel, R., and Fulton, P. (Eds.). (2005). Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. New York: Guilford Press.

  • Nelson, J. (1994). Healing the Split: Integrating spirit into our understanding of the mentally ill. New York: State University of New York Press.

  • Scotton, B., Chinen, A., and Battista, J.(Eds.). (1996). Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology. New York: Basic Books.

  • Walsh, R. (1999). Essential Spirituality: The 7 central practices to awaken heart and mind. New York: Wiley & Sons.

  • Walsh, R. and Vaughan, R. (1993). Paths beyond Ego: The transpersonal vision. San Francisco: Tarcher.


  • Goleman, D. (2003). Destructive Emotions: A scientific dialogue with the Dalai Lama. New York: Bantam.

  • Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ. New York: Bantam.

  • Muller, W. (1992). Legacy of the Heart: The spiritual advantage of a painful childhood. New York: Fireside.

  • Naranjo, C. (1993). Gestalt Therapy: The attitude and practice of an atheoretical experientialism. Nevada City, CA Gateways.

  • Ram Dass and Gordon, P. (1985). How can I Help? New York: Knopf.

  • Satir, V. (1972). Peoplemaking. Palo Alto: Science and Behavior Books.

  • Vaughan, R. (1995). The Inward Arc: Healing in psychotherapy and spirituality. Nevada City, CA: Blue Dolphin Press.

  • Wegela, K. (1996). How to be a Help Instead of a Nuisance. Boston: Shambhala


  • Beck, C.J. (1989). Everyday Zen: Love and work. San Francisco : Harper & Row

  • Boorstein, S. (1996). Don’t Just do Something, Sit There: A mindfulness retreat. New York: HarperCollins.

  • Brach, T. (2003). Radical Acceptance. New York: Bantam.

  • Chodron, P. (1994). Start Where You Are: A guide to compassionate living. Boston: Shambhala.

  • Chodron, P. (1991). The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving Kindness. Boston: Shambhala.

  • Chodron, P. (1997). When Things Fall Apart: Heart advice for difficult times. Boston: Shambhala.

  • Epstein, M. (1998). Going to Pieces without Falling Apart. New York: Broadway.

  • Friedman, L. (1987). Meetings with Remarkable Women: Buddhist teachers in America. Boston: Shambhala.

  • Germer, C., Siegel, R., and Fulton, P. (Eds.). (2005). Mindfulness and Psychotherapy. New York: Guilford Press.

  • Goldstein, J. (1983). The Experience of Insight. Boston: Shambhala.

  • Goleman, D. (1988). The Meditative Mind. New York: Tarcher/Putnam.

  • Kornfield, J. (1993). A Path with Heart. New York: Bantam.

  • Salzberg, S. (1995). Lovingkindness: The revolutionary art of happiness. Boston: Shambhala.

  • Shapiro, D. and Walsh, R. (Eds.). (1984). Meditation: Classic and contemporary perspectives. New York: Aldine.

  • Suzuki, S. (1970). Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. New York: Weatherhill.

  • Welwood, J. (1983). Awakening the Heart. Boston: Shambhala.

  • Welwood, J. (1990). Journey of the Heart: Path of conscious love. New York: HarperCollins.

Contemporary and Historical Transpersonal Perspectives

  • Assagioli, R. (1965). Psychosynthesis: A manual of principles and techniques. New York: Hobbs, Dorman.

  • Grof, C. and Grof, S. (1990). The Stormy Search for the Self. San Francisco: Tarcher.

  • Grof, C. and Grof, S., eds. (1989). Spiritual eEmergency. San Francisco: Tarcher.

  • Grof, S. (1985). Beyond the Brain. New York: SUNY.

  • Jung, C. (1961). Memories, Dreams, Reflections. New York: Vintage Books.

  • Singer, J. (1972). Boundaries of the Soul. Garden City, NY: Doubleday.

  • Whitmont, E. (1969). The Symbolic Quest. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

  • Washburn, M. (1988). The Ego and the Dynamic Ground: A transpersonal theory of human development. Albany: State University of New York Press.

  • Wilber, K. (1981). No Boundary. Boston: Shambhala.

  • Wilber, K. (1996). A Brief History of Everything. Boston: Shambhala.

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

Spiritual Traditions

  • Glazer, S. (1999). The heart of Learning: Spirituality in education. New York: J.P. Tarcher/Putnam.

  • Hixon, L. (1989). Coming Home: The experience of enlightenment in sacred traditions. Los Angeles: Tarcher.

  • Huxley, A. (1970). The Perennial Philosophy. New York: Harper/Colophon.

  • Muller, W. (1999). Sabbath: Finding rest, renewal, and delight in our busy lives. New York: Bantam.

  • Ram Dass. (1978). Journey of Awakening: A meditator’s guidebook. New York: Bantam.

  • Ram Dass. (2000). Still Here. New York: Riverhead.

  • Smith, H. (1994).The Illustrated World’s Religions: A guide to our wisdom traditions. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco.

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