2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

CPSYC 4405 Transpersonal Psychology

This course will explore the basic concepts, approaches and perspectives of transpersonal psychology. Transpersonal experiences may be defined as experiences in which the sense of identity or self extends beyond (trans) the individual or personal to encompass wider aspects of humankind, life, psyche, and cosmos. Transpersonal psychology appreciates the necessity of ordinary states of consciousness for mapping the terrain of the physical universe, but nonordinary states are seen as powerful means of extending our knowledge beyond the four dimensions of the Newtonian/Einsteinian universe. Some of these nonordinary states of consciousness to be explored include dreaming, meditative states, clear listening, intuitive wisdom and mindfulness.




At least one previous 2000 and 3000 level CPSYC course.


Fall semester