Transpersonal psychology

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Transpersonal psychology is a field of inquiry which offers insights based on research and experience and provides practices for evaluating and confirming (or disconfirming) its findings. It is also a field of practice integrating and evaluating methods for accessing and developing full human potential and realization.
It stands at the interface of psychology and spiritual experience. It is the field of psychology which integrates psychological concepts, theories, and methods with subject matter and practices of the spiritual disciplines. Its interests include spiritual experiences, mystical states of consciousness, mindfulness and meditative practices, shamanic states, ritual, the overlap of spiritual experiences and disturbed states such as psychosis and depression, and the transpersonal dimensions of relationships, service, encounters with the natural world, and many other topics