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The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology is a landmark in the resurgent field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Their range of topics is far-reaching--from the historical, theoretical, and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic, and multicultural. Students and professionals are looking for the fuller, deeper, and more personal psychological orientation that this Handbook promotes.

A Reply to Roger Walsh
A reply to roger walsh

IAPPLAUD Roger Walsh's chapter exploring the commonalities between transpersonal and existential perspectives in psychology. It is a welcome presentation, comparatively balanced, and mutually beneficial to the respective positions. However, this case strikes me as an exception in Walsh's, as well as others', writings on these matters, and what follows is my attempt to redress this situation.

Contemporary transpersonal writers stress one major point when comparing their perspective to that of existentialists: that transpersonal contexts eclipse or encompass the existential (Walsh & Vaughan, 1994; Washburn, 1995; Wilber, 1986). As balanced as Walsh's chapter is, even he implies this position when referring to Wilber's developmental stages. In what follows, I attempt to dispel, or at the very least cast ...

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