Association for Transpersonal Psychology | P.O. Box 50187, Palo Alto, CA 94303 | Tel 650.424.8764 | Fax 650.618.1851 | Email Us

THE JOURNAL: About the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology (JTP)

The Journal for Transpersonal Psychology has been slightly delayed in publication. The last issue published is Volume 36, # 2 for 2004. The next issue to be published will be Volume 37, # 1 and # 2 for 2005. These will be published together and are due out no later than April, 2006 and will be available in PDF shortly thereafter. Both 2005 Journals are alreay available to ATP members in PDF (click here). The first issue for 2006, Volume 37, # 1 is due to be published by December, 2006. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.



You are invited to subscribe to The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. For the general readers, professionals, educators and students.


The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology: An Orientation

As a major orientation in psychology, a transpersonal perspective connects contemporary educational, scientific, and clinical methods with personal, social, and spiritual understanding. It is concerned with full human awareness, the integration of psychological and spiritual experience, and the transcendence of self.

Since its founding the Journal has published sixty issues, including over three hundred articles by more than three hundred fifty authors.

Back to Top

Historical Note

Transpersonal psychology was first announced and defined with the publication of The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, in 1969. Guided by the work of psychologists Abraham Maslow, Anthony Sutich and colleagues, this new field was founded on a commitment to open-ended inquiry, experiential and empirical validation, and a values-oriented approach to human experience.

In 1972 the Association for Transpersonal Psychology was established to encourage individual and group learning, cooperation among disciplines, research in theory and application, and the dissemination of information about the field.

Today, the Journal and the Association bring these approaches and purposes to thousands of interested individuals. As established non-profit services, both JTP and ATP continue to extend the transpersonal perspective world-wide.

Back to Top

Editors of the Journal

Marcie Boucouvalas

Associate Editors:
Irene Lazarus, Douglas A. MacDonald

Book Review Editor
Arthur Hastings

Board of Editors:
J.F. Bugental, Paul Clemens, Jack Engler, James Fadiman, Jorge Ferrer, Daniel Goleman, Elmer Green, Stanislav Grof, Herbert Guenther, Tobin Hart, Michael Hutton, Stanley Krippner, Lawrence LeShan, John Levy, David Loy, Francis G. Lu, David Lukoff, Michael Mahoney, Michael Murphy, Peter L. Nelson, Kaisa Puhakka, Huston Smith, Tonu Soidla, Charles T. Tart, Frances E. Vaughan, Miles Vich, Jenny Wade, Michael Washburn, John Welwood

Back to Top

the Buddha

Click here to access our password-protected JTP archive page which includes the printable PDFs of Journal of Transpersonal Psychology and Audio Files of past ATP Conferences.

A Journal Designed For

  • Readers with either a personal, professional, or academic interest in transpersonal topics.
  • Individuals in human services, health, medical professions, including counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, educators, social workers, physicians, nurses, pastors, managers, researchers, and students.
  • Institutions, organizations, and groups concerned with transpersonal activities.

The Journal is abstracted or indexed in Psychological Abstracts, Chicorel Health Science Indexes, International Bibliography of Periodical Literature, International Bibliography of Book Reviews, Psychological Reader's Guide, Current Contents/Social & Behavioral Sciences and Social Sciences Citation Index.

Back to Top

In Each Journal Issue

  • Original articles appear in each issue, written by well-informed authors representing a variety of viewpoints. They address a broad range of transpersonal experiences, problems, activities, and research areas.
  • Book reviews cover significant recent titles in the field.
  • Books our editors are reading is a regular feature listing titles of special current interest to individual editors.
  • About the authors section summarizes biographical information provided by JTP authors.
  • Abstracts are provided for articles published in the Journal.

JTP's contribution to the permanent psychological literature continues today: it is widely recognized as the most substantial and authoritative periodical in the transpersonal field.

Back to Top

Sampling of Journal Authors

Robert Assagioli, Bohm, Seymour Boorstein, Fritjof Capra, Allan B. Chinen, Daniel P. Brown, Jack Engler, Mark D. Epstein, James Fadiman, Daniel Goleman, Elmer & Alyce Green, Stanislav Grof, Jiyu Kennett, Jack Kornfield, Stanley Krippner, Lawrence LeShan, Francis G. Lu, David Lukoff, Abraham H. Maslow, Ralph Metzner, Michael Murphy, Ram Dass, Kenneth Ring, Deane H. Shapiro, June Singer, Huston Smith, Kathleen R. Speeth, Anthony J. Sutich, Charles T. Tart, Chogyam Trungpa, Frances Vaughan, Roger N. Walsh, Alan Watts, John Welwood, Ken Wilber

Back to Top

Author Information/Submission Guidelines for the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology

All manuscripts and an abstract of not more than 150 words, should be submitted in triplicate, double-spaced to the Editor, with a postage-paid return envelope. Manuscript length is limited to 10,000 words or less. Upon submission, manuscript should be complete with references and tables (if any), following APA style as closely as possible. Please submit hard copies and diskette (Microsoft Word) to:

Marcie Boucouvalas, Ph.D.
Dept. of Human Development
VA Tech / Northern VA Center
7054 Haycock Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22043-2311

Please send Submissions of Books for Review to:

Arthur Hastings, Ph.D.
Institute for Transpersonal Psychology
1069 E. Meadow Cir.
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Back to Top

Home | Woodfish Institute | Resources | Events | About ATP | The Journal | To Join | Members Only

© ATP 2005

Site design by Eleaders, Inc. If you have problems with this site, email us