About the Book
Spirituality is no longer the exclusive domain of Sages, Saints, Prophets, Rishi and Munis, and Sufis. Spirituality is an important aspect of humanity. In this edition my mission is presenting multiple theoretical orientations, researches and information on the spiritual practices and rituals to encourage behavioural scientists to do research and practice and try to formulate their own views. Acknowledging that spirituality is a part of change at large in society, we invite people to explore and experience creatively and practically about the issues and challenges raised in the chapters of this edition. The chapters are oriented to the needs of people in general, researchers and practitioners in particular. The contributors have attempted to provide you with the most current information based on the research findings. Exploring the different aspect of human spirituality is the shared responsibility of teachers, parents, therapists, psychologists, and other health caregivers. It is my hope that this edition can contribute in some small way to making spirituality a vision of reality in the 21st century.
About the Editor
Akbar Husain obtained his B.A. (Hons.), M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D degrees in psychology from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He has been member of the Department of Psychology at the Aligarh Muslim University since 1980. He has had opportunities to teach and lecture abroad, most recently in 2005 when he served as Professor of Psychology at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His current research interests focus in the field of Spiritual Psychology. His research has been published in many fields of Applied Psychology in leading journals of Psychology and Education, edited books and conference proceedings. He has authored, co-authored and edited 19 books.