By Kenneth S. Avery
Avery explores the psychology of altered states one of the early Sufis. It examines samâ` - hearing ritual recitation, track and sure different aural phenomena - and its impact in inducing strange states of realization and behaviours. the point of interest is at the earliest personalities of the Islamic mystical culture, as mediated via texts from the tenth to the twelfth centuries C.E. those strange states are interpreted within the gentle of present learn in Western psychology, and likewise when it comes to their integration into old Islamic culture.
A Psychology of Early Sufi Samâ` provides new insights into the paintings of 5 Sufi authors, and a clean method of the relation among old debts of altered states and present mental thinking.
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