Dr. A.M. - A Case of a Modern Mystic? Implications for Psychology and Medicine

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Enrico Facco

University of Padova

Daniela Lucangeli

University of Padova

Patrizio E. Tressoldi

Università di Padova

Date Written: March 28, 2018

Abstract

In this article we report some excerpts from the writings of Dr A.M., a healthy adult female, in relation to the knowledge she acquired during the regular mystical experiences she has been having since April 2014.

This case is exceptional for multiple reasons. First, she experienced this particular state of consciousness without any associated medical or neurological illnesses. Second, these experiences did not harm her professional or personal life; rather, they had a positive impact on her life. Third, the knowledge she has been acquiring encompasses philosophical, religious and historical relevant aspects, the content of which extend far beyond her personal cultural and scientific knowledge.

This rare case of a modern mystic challenges our traditional cultural and scientific ideas about the relationship between ordinary human mind activity and spirituality, and between our inner and outer worlds.

Keywords: consciousness, mysticism, philosophy, psychology, religion, science, spirituality, human mind.

Suggested Citation

Facco, Enrico and Lucangeli, Daniela and Tressoldi, Patrizio E., Dr. A.M. - A Case of a Modern Mystic? Implications for Psychology and Medicine (March 28, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2739330 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2739330

Enrico Facco (Contact Author)

University of Padova ( email )

Via 8 Febbraio
Padova, 2-35122
Italy

Daniela Lucangeli

University of Padova ( email )

Via 8 Febbraio
Padova, 2-35122
Italy

Patrizio E. Tressoldi

Università di Padova ( email )

via Venezia 8
Padova, 35131
Italy

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