Exploring Mysticism: A Methodological Essay

By: Frits Staal

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As the title indicates, this essay deals primarily with the exploration of mysticism, not with mysticism itself. It reviews the methods by which mysticism is generally studied and explores those by which it can be studied more fruitfully. In doing so, it is also concerned with mysticism itself. The author has attempted to be more systematic and comprehensive, so that future explorations may have a firmer foundation. In the study of mysticism, a common drawback is lack of experience. However, prejudices prove to be the most persistent obstacles, especially to professional students of religion, but also to those who approach it from other angles. The author has tried to present a case for a rational point of departure, and has indicated in which directions one might go from there. This has taken him into mystic domains which are widely regarded as beyond the pale of critical investigation.Printed Pages: 255.

Title: Exploring Mysticism: A Methodological Essay

Author Name: Frits Staal

Categories: India, Tantra,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2013

ISBN: 8120835565

ISBN 13: 9788120835566

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 102314

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