The role of science has been controversial within the nascent field of transpersonal psychology. Traditional linear and reductionist models are insufficient to address rare and unreproducible states of mind, fringe rather than normative experiences, and highly personal or culturally specific aspects of awareness. Through a fractal epistemology this paper introduces novel metaphors, models, and methods within a more holistic, organic, and synthetic branch of science. Principles of the epistemology illuminate observer dependence, fuzzy boundaries, recursive patterns, and higher dimensional phenomena that emerge within the infinite expanses between ordinary, finite (Euclidean) dimensions.
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Marks-Tarlow, T. (2020). A fractal epistemology for transpersonal psychology. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 39 (1). http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.24972/ijts.2020.39.1-2.55