Mysticism and the Mystical Experience: East and West

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Donald H. Bishop
Susquehanna University Press, 1995 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 350 pages
Mysticism and the Mystical Experience examines both the variety and universality of mysticism, both currently and historically. It considers how various authors have defined mysticism and raises questions about acceptable definitions. It also considers the nature of the mystical experience, its prerequisites and results, and takes up the arguments of proponents for and against the claim of a single universal mysticism in contrast to a multiplicity of mysticisms.

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