Mystic Mind Paperback

The Psychology Of Medieval Mystics And Ascetics

by Jerome Kroll;

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Mystic Mind

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A fascinating collaboration between a medieval historian and a professor of psychiatry, this enthralling book applies modern biological and psychological research findings to the lives of medieval mystics and ascetics. Drawing upon a database of over 1,400 medieval holy persons and in-depth studies of individual saints, this illuminating study examines the relationship between medieval mystical experiences, the religious practices of mortification; laceration of the flesh, sleep deprivation and extreme starvation, and how these actions produced altered states of consciousness and brain function in the heroic ascetics. Examining and disputing much contemporary writing about the political and gender motivations in the medieval quest for a closeness with God, this is essential reading for anyone with an interest in medieval religion or the effects of self-injurious behaviour on the mind.

Mystic Mind by Jerome Kroll was published by Edge in April 2005 and is our 45156th best seller. The ISBN for Mystic Mind is 9780415340519.

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Details for Mystic Mind

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEdge (April 2005)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages288
Thickness18 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1117191
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