Frances Vaughan

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THE INWARD ARC: Healing in psychotherapy and spirituality.


Foreword by Charles Tart


Introduction /​ 3

1. Healing the Whole Person: A Psychological Perspective /​ 9

2. Evolution of Self-Concept /​ 25

3. The Transpersonal Self /​ 39

4. Healing Awareness /​ 59

5. In Pursuit of Happiness /​ 75

6. Mapping the Spiritual Path /​ 93
Christian Metaphors
Chakra Symbolism
The Ox-Herding Pictures

7. Guidance on the Path /​ 127

8. The Possible Dream: Creativity and Dreaming /​ 155

9. Healing Relationships /​ 179

10. Transpersonal Vision /​203

Notes /​ 203

Bibliography /​ 229

Index /​ 235

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.