Mariana Caplan, PhD, received degrees in cultural anthropology, counseling psychology, and contemporary spirituality. However, she attributes the majority of her education and inspiration to years of research and practice in the world’s great mystical traditions, and to living in villages in India, Central and South America, and Europe. She is a counselor, professor of yogic and transpersonal psychologies, and the author of six books in the fields of psychology and spirituality, including Halfway Up the Mountain and To Touch Is to Live. Mariana resides in the San Francisco Bay area and teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
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Mariana Caplan has received the following awards for Eyes Wide Open:
- 2010 Gold IPPY - New Age (Mind-Body-Spirit)
- 2010 Gold Living Now Award - Enlightenment/Spirituality
- 2010 Silver Nautilus Award – Spirituality