Frances Vaughan

Frances Vaughan

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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 Institutesís 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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Selected Books and Articles

Fetzer Institute Newsletter, Spring 2007
Forgiveness as a means to awakening love.
Discusses the unique qualities of spiritual intelligence and spiritual maturity.
BOOKS: Psychology/Spirituality
Explores many dimensions of the spiritual path.
Practical wisdom for healthy human development from a transpersonal perspective.
Psychology/Personal growth
Guidelines for training and developing trustworthy intuition.
A comprehensive, edited volume of the best authors in transpersonal psychology.
Journal articles
In our society today, spiritual choices confront the seeker more than ever before. Traditional and non-traditional teachers abound, and having some criteria for evaluation can be helpful.
A goldmine of psychological and spiritual insights.
Nuggets of truth that will change your life.