Several substantial critiques remain a source of fractionalizing debate within transpersonal
psychology, including the weakness of its definition, whether it is redundant with Wilber’s
integral psychology, whether it is a scientific field, whether it is too metaphysical, whether it
neglects the problem of evil, and what contribution can it make to mainstream psychology.
This article explicates these and related areas of critique and provides a response that identifies
the essential challenges and future prospects of transpersonal psychology. The article also
emphasizes the field’s unique role as a potential bridge connecting psychological science with
the transpersonal psyche in a way that can more fully recognize the importance of the latter.
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