With solid scholarship wide scope and accessible style textbook of transpersonal psychiatry and psychology will become the standard work for students researchers clinicians and lay readers interested in extending psychiatry and psychology into sciences that describe the full range of functioning of the human mind thereby building bridges . A comprehensive and very informative survey of the transpersonal psychology movement that emerged in the 1960s it starts out by setting the cultural context which lays the foundations for essays on the work of freud other early psychologists the humanistic movement maslow and then the founders and contributors to transpersonal theory and therapy jung assagioli wilber and others. Taking a fresh multidisciplinary perspective this book summarizes and integrates the emerging fields of transpersonal psychiatry and psychology after surveying the western roots of transpersonal psychiatry and psychology in william james carl jung and christian and jewish mysticism the book reviews the rich contributions of such differing cultures as shamanism hinduism and buddhism . In fact william james was the first to use the term transpersonal in a 1905 lecture according to the textbook of transpersonal psychiatry and psychology and hes referred to as the
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