An easily-accessible introduction to transpersonal psychology is the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, available free online. Although it is a peer-reviewed academic journal, many of the articles are accessible for a general audience. The journal focuses on psychology, psychotherapy, ecopsychology, spirituality, sociology, anthropology, medicine, and meditation considered from the perspective of whole-person transformation. It also considers intersections with fields such as feminist thought and cultural studies. It has a particular interest in advancing empirical work in these fields. Access the journal here.
The most established journal in the field is the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology (JTP), published by the Association for Transpersonal Psychology (ATP) since 1969. Membership in ATP includes subscription to JTP and access to all back issues – a must for the serious student of transpersonal psychology.
Other journals that publish transpersonally-oriented scholarly articles include the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, the Humanist Psychologist, ReVision, A Journal of Consciousness and Transformation, the Transpersonal Psychology Review, the Journal of Transpersonal Research, and the Integral Transpersonal Journal. Well known transpersonal authors who offer transpersonally focused articles online include Charles Tart, Stanislav Grof, Michael Daniels, Roger Walsh, David Lukoff, Allan Combs, Brant Cortright, Rosemarie Anderson, and Glenn Hartelius.
The recently published Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology, by Harris Friedman and Glenn Hartelius, provides an updated overview of the field. A review of the book by Ralph W. Hood Jr., University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, printed on the back cover, says, “Finally, the vast literature on transpersonal psychology has been collected in what is clearly the essential handbook for psychologists and others who have either too apologetically endorsed or too critically rejected what undoubtedly will define psychology in the future. If you are not a transpersonal psychologist now, you will be after exploring this handbook. No longer can one dismiss the range of topics confronted by transpersonal psychologists nor demand methodological restraints that refuse to confront the realities transpersonal psychologists explore. This is a marvelous handbook – critical, expansive, and like much of what transpersonal psychologists study, sublime.”
Glenn Hartelius, PhD