Ecstatic Transformation: Transpersonal Psychology in the Work of Mechthild of Magdeburg

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For the medieval mystic Mechthild of Magdeburg, ecstatic and visionary states expressed not only an intimate relationship with the Divine, but they also served a significant therapeutic function within her religious community. It was through these states that Mechthild articulated a new understanding of Christian spirituality, a remarkably confident view of female teaching authority, and compassion for others. Ulrike Wiethaus compares Mechthild's mystical teachings with modern concepts of humanistic models of spiritual and ...

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Ecstatic Transformation: Transpersonal Psychology in the Work of Mechthild of Magdeburg
1996, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse

ISBN-13: 9780815603696

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