Mystical Experience: A Psychological Perspective

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Booksurge Llc, Mar 11, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 186 pages
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In this book concerning mystical experience, Robert G. Sacco offers a contemporary review of the vital psychological role that mystical experiences play in transforming people's lives. Different theoretical standpoints are critically examined, including neurobiological theories, psychodynamic approaches, sociocultural perspectives, and dynamical systems theories. Rigorously researched, the book is written in a style that is clear, readable, and free from the jargon that has undermined much scholarly writing. The book explores questions such as: Is the effect of mystical experience on people as powerful as it intuitively seems to be? What makes mystical experiences so transforming? How do mystical experiences occur? Are some mystical experiences healthier than others? Are there ways to manage and interpret mystical experiences so as to enhance their beneficial influences? A wide audience will find this analysis of mystical experience compelling and insightful. Robert G. Sacco is a psychotherapist, researcher, and author in private practice in Toronto, Ontario. For further information visit www.mysticalexperience.org.

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