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Abstract

My life as nonfiction writer has led to my interest in doing an autoethnographical study and this paper will discuss how autoethnography can be performed using transpersonal psychology as a model. Autoethnography is a personal narrative akin to biography and memoir, and has become a more prevalent research method because of its accessibility an d the ease with which the reader can connect with the researcher ’ s and participant's lived experiences and/or epiphanies. The best narratives consist of embodied, vulnerable, and evocative writing, which help to explore, transform, and heal through various life journeys. This self - awareness and self - discovery are some of the main goals of transpersonal psychology. This paper will address the link between performing an autoethnographical study and the transpersonal psychology model.

Keywords

Autoe thnography, T ranspersonal P sychology, M emoir, E thnography

Acknowledgements

The author would like to express her heartfelt thanks to Mark McCaslin, Ph.D. for his support and encouragement of her research.

Publication Date

5-27-2013

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