Known for her association with the Human Potential Movement of the 1960s, she penned such psychologically and sociologically-themed works as A Mythic Life: Learning to Live our Greater Story and A Feminine Myth of Creation.
After graduating from New York's Barnard College, she earned advanced degrees in psychology and religion from two online universities.
During the 1960s and early 1970s, she taught at Marymount College, Tarrytown.
She met her husband, researcher Robert Masters, while both were involved in a study of the consequences of LSD use.
She refused then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's invitation to work in the White House as a literary consultant on Clinton's book, It Takes a Village.