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Dr. John Welwood

John Welwood, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in San Francisco and associate editor of Transpersonal Psychology. A leading figure in transpersonal psychology and in the field of integrating Western psychology and Eastern wisdom, Welwood is the author of numerous books, including Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart; Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation; Journey of the Heart: The Path of Conscious Love; Love and Awakening: Discovering the Sacred Path of Intimate Relationship; and Ordinary Magic: Everyday Life as Spiritual Path.

Welwood's innovative work in transpersonal psychology also emphasizes integrating psychological and spiritual work, focusing on intimate relationship as a spiritual path. His most recent book, Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships, is the 2007 winner of the prestigious Books for a Better Life Award, which since its inception has honored more than 300 titles and their authors, including Jimmy Carter, Deepak Chopra, the Dalai Lama, Stephen Levine, and Thomas Moore.