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.
Chapter 16: Beyond Religion: Toward a Humanistic Spirituality
Beyond Religion: Toward a Humanistic Spirituality
HUMANISTIC PSYCHOLOGY has no manifesto and, therefore, no official position in regard to spirituality. For more than 40 years, the humanistic movement has provided an open arena for discussions about spirituality, refusing to institutionalize any particular point of view. In my opinion, this open attitude is one of the movement's greatest contributions to the study of spirituality. This chapter, despite its appearance in a humanistic psychology handbook, is not intended to be a statement of humanistic psychology's position on the topic. Rather, it is simply my personal contribution to these ongoing discussions.
Spirituality in the Humanistic Movement
Importance of Spirituality
Spirituality always has been an important topic in the humanistic psychology movement. Humanistic psychology writers have ...