At present there is no book that deals with the whole range of approaches to the transpersonal in counselling and psychotherapy. The transpersonal approach has become of much more interest recently because of the impact of Ken Wilber's work. His map of psychospiritual development has been very influential. Psychology and spirituality are now linked in a very convincing way, where one grows out of the other, distinct but connected. John Rowan has maintained an interest in the transpersonal for the past twenty years, and his many successful books reveal a transpersonal concern. This is the first time, however, he has devoted an entire book to the subject. The book is unique in providing the first comprehensive account of the transpersonal as it applies to psychotherapy and counselling. Rowan shows where the idea comes from, how it has developed, how it can be used. The book is intensely practical and refers back constantly to what the psychotherapist or counsellor actually does in the area of the transperson. At the same time it is theoretically rich and deals with some of the most contentious issues with which the transpersonal practitioner has to contend.