Ok, so I'm still in student mode (something I never hope to change!)....
I am getting my shit together to be to move to California next Summer and attend The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Explaining the transpersonal approach to people is difficult to say the least!
I received an email with a couple of articles attached from the college last week and am finally reading them. The more I read, the more sure I am that this is where I belong. Not getting a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology per se because the only thing that would allow me to do is research - tie me up in a loony bin! But a PhD in Clinical Psychology with a transpersonal approach.
There are at least 40 different definitions of transpersonal psychology:
Experiential humanistic psychology, psychology of consciousness; psychology of peak experiences; spiritual psychology; holistic development of the self... but this one describes it best:
"Transpersonal psychology is concerned with the study of humanity's highest potential and with the recognition, understanding, and realization of unitive, spiritual, and transcendent experiences."