This summer I took a class in transpersonal psychology. Transpersonal is word that makes most people's eyes glaze over because they don't know what it means. Think the types of experiences people have on hallucinogenic drugs, like when they become the carpet or a bush, or become aware of the multitude of lives in which they have lived and see their current life as small and insignificant and oh so quick. Or they have an encounter with an other dimensional being. Or they are able to telepathically communicate with their best friend.