Thompson, J. (2017). An exploration of travel and transpersonal development: A heuristic inquiry into the relationship between travel and spiritual growth [Unpublished Master’s thesis]. Alef Trust & Middlesex University.

This research explores the relationship between travel and transpersonal or spiritual development; and employs Moustakas’ heuristic enquiry (1990) as a qualitative methodology ideally suited to reveal tacit phenomena to study five participants/co-researchers experience of travel and spiritual growth. Analysis of interviews uncovered themes and the results are presented through individual depictions, an exemplary and composite depiction, and a creative-synthesis. The discussion adds insights from transpersonal psychology and concludes that for those that are open to experience travel can implicitly share similarities with therapy and spiritual practices and that these and the liminal aspect of travel can continue on returning to transform life at home.

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