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An evaluation of the role of mystical experiences in transpersonal ecopsychology

An evaluation of the role of mystical experiences in transpersonal ecopsychology

Harrild, Freya and Luke, David ORCID: 0000-0003-2141-2453 (2020) An evaluation of the role of mystical experiences in transpersonal ecopsychology. Transpersonal Psychology Review, 22 (1). ISSN 1366-6991 (Print), 2396-9636 (Online)

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Abstract

This paper explores both transpersonal psychology and ecopsychology individually and in conjunction, followed by an inspection of their relationship with mystical experiences and the impact of these within a transpersonal ecopsychological context. Specifically, nature as a trigger for such experiences is examined, alongside an analysis of the effect of these nature mystical experiences on an individuals' ego-boundaries and their psychological well-being. A special case is made for the re-emerging study of psychedelics - as positive agents of mental health, wellbeing, spiritual and creative growth, and social change - as inherently belonging to a transpersonal ecopsychology. The final thoughts will be based upon a more critical evaluation of these key concepts and their implications in modern psychology.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mystical experience, transpersonal, ecopsychology, psychedelic, nature-relatedness
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Mental Health
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Last Modified: 03 Aug 2020 09:04
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/28219

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