Robert Frager is a Harvard-trained psychologist. He is the past president of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and the founder of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, where he is currently Director of the low residency Master of Arts in Spiritual Guidance program and professor of Psychology.
Frager is renowned for his pioneering work in the field of transpersonal psychology and for his role in establishing the country's first educational institution dedicated to this emerging field of research and practice. He also teaches courses in Spiritual Psychology and The Wisdom of Islam at the online University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles and also in the online MA program of the Holmes Institute.
He is also a Sufi teacher, or sheikh, in the Halveti-Jerrahi Order, in which he was initiated by Muzaffer Ozak. He currently leads a dergah (Sufi community) in Redwood City, California as Sheikh Ragip al-Jerrahi.
- Reed College, Portland, Oregon, United States, 1957-1961, B.A., Psychology
- Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 1961-1967, Ph.D., Social Psychology
- East-West Center, Honolulu, 1963-1965, Fellow
- Keio University, Tokyo, 1967-1968, Research Fellow
- Motivation and Personality (1986, supervising editor)
- Love Is the Wine: Talks of a Sufi Master in America (1987, editor)
- Personality and Personal Growth (1993 onwards)
- Who Am I?: Personality Types for Self-Discovery (1994)
- Essential Sufism, an anthology of Sufi teaching materials (1997)
- Heart, Self and Soul: The Sufi Psychology of Growth, Balance, and Harmony (1999)
- The Wisdom of Islam: A Practical Guide to the Wisdom of Islamic Belief (2002)
- CV at Institute of Transpersonal Psychology
- University of Philosophical Research includes descriptions of Frager's courses
- The Intuition Network interview by Jeffrey Mishlove with Robert Frager
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