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Frances Vaughan, Ph.D. is an author, educator and retired psychologist in Sonoma County, CA.

Frances is the author of several books and many articles integrating psychology and spiritual growth. She has been a pioneer in the field of transpersonal psychology, and has studied several spiritual traditions.

For more personal biographical information, please go to "Biography."

For more information on books in print please click on "Publications" above.

As a founding faculty member of the Metta Institutes’s End-of-Life Care Training Program, I encourage you to visit to find out more about this unique opportunity for transformative personal and professional development.

As a trustee emeritus of the Fetzer Institute, I encourage you to visit their website at

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