Frances Vaughan

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She died in 2017. "Frances Vaughan, Ph.D. is a psychologist, educator and author of books, chapters and articles on psychology and spirituality. Her books include Awakening Intuition, The Inward Arc: Healing in Psychotherapy and Spirituality, and Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions. With her husband, Roger Walsh, she is co-editor of Paths Beyond Ego: The Transpersonal Vision, and Gifts from A Course in Miracles, which includes Accept this Gift, A Gift of Peace and A Gift of Healing. Her books have been translated into eight languages.

"As a pioneer in transpersonal psychology, Dr. Vaughan was a founding faculty member of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Later she joined the clinical faculty at the University of California Medical School at Irvine. At present she is a founding faculty member of the Metta Institute.

"Dr. Vaughan has served as President of both the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and she is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She is currently a trustee of the Fetzer Institute. The mission of the Fetzer Institute is to foster the awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community."[1]

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  1. Bio, Frances Vaughan, accessed November 13, 2011.
  2. Center for World Spirituality World Spirituality Wisdom Council, organizational web page, accessed April 22, 2013.
  3. Institute of Noetic Sciences Distinguished Advisors, organizational web page, accessed July 14, 2013.