International Transpersonal Association

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The International Transpersonal Association (ITA) is membership organization in the field of Transpersonal studies.


The organization was founded in 1978 by Stanislav Grof, Michael Murphy and Richard Price[1][2] In 1980 the association was incorporated, in California, as an organization promoting transpersonal education and scientific research.[2] By 1985 the association was based in San Diego and had, by then, hosted a number of international transpersonal conferences.[3][4][2]

In 2004 the organization was dissolved, but later re-incorporated. The new ITA was corporated in may 2008.[2]

Representatives of the organization was among the contributors to the The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology (2nd Edition.)[5]


The association publishes the International Journal of Transpersonal Studies. The journal is sponsored by the California Institute of Integral Studies.

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  1. ^ Book review: Holotropic breathwork; a new approach to self-exploration and therapy. Reference and Research Book News; Portland Vol. 26, Iss. 1, (Feb 2011).
  2. ^ a b c d Grof, S., Friedman, H., Lukoff, D., & Hartelius, G. (2008). The past and future of the International Transpersonal Association. International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 27(1), 55–62.
  3. ^ Valle, Ronald S. & Harari, Carmi. Current developments in...Transpersonal Psychology. The Humanistic Psychologist 11, Vol. 13, NO. 1, Winter 1985
  4. ^ Tarnas, Richard. A New Birth In Freedom. A Review of Jorge Ferrer's Revisioning Transpersonal Theory: A Participatory Vision of Human Spirituality. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 2001, Vol. 33, No. I
  5. ^ Book review: The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Transpersonal Psychology, 2nd Edition. ProtoView; Beaverton, Vol. 3, Iss. 1, Beaverton: Ringgold Inc. (Jan 5, 2016)

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