Archive of Author | Larry Culliford

Larry Culliford was a hospital doctor and GP before becoming a psychiatrist. In 1998, he helped found the ‘spirituality and psychiatry’ special interest group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He is a long-term member of both the Scientific and Medical Network and BASS (the British Association for the Study of Spirituality). He is a former Chair of the Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland, also a life member of the Movement for the Abolition of War (MAW). Larry’s books include ‘The Little Book of Happiness’ (as ‘Patrick Whiteside’), ‘Love, Healing & Happiness’, ‘Much Ado about Something, and ‘The Psychology of Spirituality: An Introduction’. He has been blogging regularly on the ‘Psychology Today’ website since 2012.

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Articles with Larry Culliford


On The Psychology of Spirituality

“To avoid killing its essence, rather than as a specimen to pin down and dissect, it is best to think of spirituality as related to experience – often subtle, but also usually powerful and emotionally charged experience. The spiritual dimension is therefore better considered as an adventure playground to explore, full of fun, challenge and excitement, of opportunities to test oneself, to learn and to grow.”

Larry Culliford was a hospital doctor and GP before becoming a psychiatrist. In 1998, he helped found the ‘spirituality and psychiatry’ special interest group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In this exclusive interview he discusses his experience and ideas into understanding the psychology of spirituality.