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Varieties of mystical experience

Elmer O"Brien

Varieties of mystical experience

an anthology and interpretation

by Elmer O"Brien

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Published by New American library of Canada in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mysticism -- History,
  • Mysticism -- Collections

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Elmer O"Brien.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBV5082.2 O25
    The Physical Object
    Pagination252 p.
    Number of Pages252
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15416170M

    What happens in the brain to bring about the conditions necessary for a peak or ‘mystical’ experience? Study: 3 Types of Pick-Up Lines Women Can Use on Men. advertisement.   Varieties of mystic experience an anthology and interpretation by O'Brien, Elmer. Publication date Topics Mysticism, Mysticism, Mysticisme, Mysticisme Publisher Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by MerciG on September Pages:

    Mystical experiences—we’ve heard about them, maybe had them, but what are they? These experiences cross religious, cultural and geographic lines, and they tend to have some things in common. According to Ullman and Reichenberg-Ullman in Mystics, Masters, Saints and Sages, typical aspects of mystical or “enlightenment” experiences include: 1. Religious experience is also to be distinguished from mystical experience. Although there is obviously a close connection between the two, and mystical experiences are religious experiences, not all religious experiences qualify as mystical.

      Varieties of Religious Experience by William James - Audiobook (Part 1/3) Varieties of Religious Experience by William James - Audiobook (Part 2/3) - Duration: Mystical experiences can happen at any time. St. Teresa had a mystical experience while cooking eggs for her convent — she reportedly burned the eggs! My second mystical experience occurred during my mid-forties while teaching at the University of Houston: “I was at a football game in the Astrodome, waiting in the concession line.


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The Varieties of Mystical Experience of Urdu Sufi Poets: 13th to 20th Century A.D. by Rajendra Sarup Bhatnagar (Author), Wahi-ul-Haq Ansari, M.

(Foreword)Genres: Humanities, Textbook. The Varieties of Religious Experience () is a lecture series that American philosopher and psychologist William James offered at the University of Edinburgh in In these lectures, James explores the phenomenon of religion from a psychological perspective.4/5().

The Varieties of Religious Experience: James, William: : Books. Buy New. $ Qty: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Qty: /5(15).

William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature, Modern Library ed. (New York: Modern Library, ). (New York: Modern Library, ). Based on his Gifford Lectures. If one were to catalogue the various types of "mystical" experience appearing in the writings of Virginia Woolf, the list would be virtually indistinguishable from the topics of interest to the Theosophists and spiritualists of her day: telepathy, auras, astral travel, synesthesia, reincarnation, the immortality of the soul, and the existence of a Universal Mind.

William James book ' The Varieties of Religious Experience ' () is the most well known treatment of such mystical experiences from the western point-of-view. James' four defining marks of mystical experiences are: Ineffability Noetic Quality Transiency Passivity. 4 The Varieties of Religious Experience My thanks for help in writing these lectures are due to Edwin D.

Starbuck, of Stanford University, who made over to me his large collection of manuscript material; to Henry W. Rankin, of East Northfield, a friend unseen but proved, to whom I owe precious information; to Theodore Flournoy, of Geneva, to Can.

lecture i religion and neurology introduction: the course is not anthropological, but deals with personal documents— questions of fact and questions of value— in point of fact, the religious are often neurotic— criticism of medical materialism, which condemns religion on that account— theory that religion has a sexual origin refuted— all states of.

Lawrence Kushner is the Emanu-El Scholar at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco. He served for 28 years as the rabbi of Congregation Beth El in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles and also a commentator for NPR’s All Things many books include God Was in This Place & I, i Did Not Know, Kabbalah: A Love.

The terms “spiritual experience” and “spiritual awaken-ing” are used many times in this book which, upon careful reading, shows that the personality change sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism has manifested itself among us in many different Size: 38KB.

This book is a scientific investigation of experiences such as synesthesia, lucid dreaming, out-of-body experiences and auditory and visual hallucinations, anomalous healing, past-lives, near-death experiences, mystical experiences, and alien : Many things can be referred to as mystical, but James uses the term "mystical states of consciousness" to encompass a spectrum of experiences, from the non-religious to the most religiously profound.

Beginning with the "simplest" sort of mystical experience, James notes the strong sense of significance and knowledge associated with the. We recommend that, as you read the mystical experience of each individual, you try to keep in mind that there is a distinction between a given mystical experience and the interpretation of that experience.

In his book, The Teachings of the Mystics, W.T. Stace explained the matter of experience vs. interpretation through a metaphor. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by the Harvard psychologist and philosopher William James comprising 20 lectures given at the University of Edinburgh in lectures concerned the nature of religion and the neglect of science, in James' view, in the academic study of religion/5().

Here is my copy of William James's The Varieties of Religious classic book was first published inand has remained in print ever since. The basic issues James discusses here remain of vital concern to people in psychology and religion today. In his book The Varieties of Religious Experience, the American philosopher William James popularized the term “religious experience”, which is synonymous with mystical experience (and “visionary experience”).

James suggested there was a common core to these experiences, regardless of difference in existing belief structure. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature by William James - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. His most famous work on this subject, Mysticism and Philosophy (), was book of schloarship with less emphasis on the mystical experience than one might assume from the title.

Fortunately, in the same year, Stace published a book for general audiences, The Teachings of the Mystics. The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is a book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William James. These lectures concerned the.

William James was a philosopher and psychologist from New York City. His book ‘The Varieties of Religious Experience: a study in human nature’ summarises the author’s ‘Gifford Lectures’ (renowned lectures in natural theology- based on reason and ordinary experience) given in in Edinburgh - It has been argued to be the most important book ever written on the topic of religious /5.

Constructivism versus anticonstructivism is a matter of the nature of mystical experiences themselves while perennialism is a matter of mystical traditions and the doctrines they espouse.

One can reject constructivism about the nature of mystical experiences without claiming that all mystical experiences reveal a cross-cultural "perennial truth".Buy The Varieties of Mystical Experience of Urdu Sufi Poets (13th to 20th Century A.D.) by Bhatnagar, Rajendra Sarup, Ansari, M. Wahi-Ul-Haq (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Rajendra Sarup Bhatnagar.In his work, The Varieties of Religious Experience, he proposes three other defining features: noetic quality, transiency, and passivity.

Even though his opus lies far in the past and argues for a simple division of mystical experiences to religious or insane, this analysis given by the “father of American psychology” still holds much truth.