Exploring Mysticism: A Methodological Essay

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Until less than a century ago, the two prevailing views of dreams as well as of souls were that they are inconsequential (the scientific view) or of divine origin (the religious view). In either case it was assumed that they cannot be objects of rational inquiry. Similar views still prevail regarding mystical experiences and mysticism in general. Modern Western opinion, whether friendly or hostile, holds that the mystical falls squarely within the domain of the irrational. Mr. Staal argues that mysticism can be studied ...

Exploring Mysticism: A Methodological Essay 1975, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520027268

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Exploring Mysticism: A Methodological Essay 1975, University of California Press

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