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.


Autoethnography, Transpersonal Psychology, Memoir, Ethnography


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

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