Definition of transpersonal in US English:



  • Of, denoting, or dealing with states or areas of consciousness beyond the limits of personal identity.

    ‘transpersonal states of consciousness’
    • ‘He studied Jungian and transpersonal psychology and took a special interest in allergic diseases.’
    • ‘The last is a fair statement in particular for those experiments, on which were based Karl Jung's concepts of synchronism and transpersonal consciousness.’
    • ‘This is the transition from the personal to the transpersonal.’
    • ‘Parapsychology needs transpersonal psychology to keep it from foundering in technical sterility.’
    • ‘By way of answering, let me introduce an analogy that I have used for many years: Parapsychology is to transpersonal psychology as physics is to engineering.’