By Kenneth S. Avery
Avery explores the psychology of altered states one of the early Sufis. It examines samâ` - hearing ritual recitation, song and sure different aural phenomena - and its influence in inducing strange states of awareness and behaviours. the point of interest is at the earliest personalities of the Islamic mystical culture, as mediated through texts from the tenth to the twelfth centuries C.E. those strange states are interpreted within the gentle of present study in Western psychology, and likewise when it comes to their integration into historic 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 money owed of altered states and present mental thinking.
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