By Kenneth S. Avery
Avery explores the psychology of altered states one of the early Sufis. It examines samâ` - hearing ritual recitation, tune and sure different aural phenomena - and its impression in inducing strange states of cognizance 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 mild of present learn in Western psychology, and in addition 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 historic bills of altered states and present mental thinking.
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A Psychology of Early Sufi Samâ`: Listening and Altered States (Routledge Sufi Series) by Kenneth S. Avery