transpersonal psychology


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transpersonal psychology

A general term that encompasses various philosophies about the development of mystical, spiritual and psychic experiences, which are the springboard for maximising the human potential; transpersonal psychological therapies are intended to remove a person’s “mask”, which is believed to prevent a person from achieving his or her maximum personal potential. 

Some forms of transpersonal psychology (e.g., Sufism and Buddhism) are primarily religious philosophies; others (Jungian psychoanalysis, meditation, prayer, psychosynthesis and Zen Buddhism) overlap formal and informal healing philosophies.

transpersonal psychology

Transpersonal counseling Pop psychology Any philosophy on development of mystical, spiritual, and psychic experiences, that is the springboard for maximizing the human potential; TP therapies are intended to remove a person's 'mask,' which may prevent a person from achieving a maximum potential. See Psychosynthesis, Zen therapy. Cf Humanistic psychology, Near-death experience, Past life/lives therapy, Rebirthing therapy.
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