|Published online: June 11, 2015||$US5.00|
This paper examines two significant problems in the study of spiritual experience—its nature and its relation to normal experience. Is spiritual experience completely distinct, i.e., sui generis, or is it a variation of normal experience, that is then ascribed a spiritual or religious character? The present work uses an information-based approach to shed new light on this issue. As a consequence, it provides a new, objective characterization of the necessary conditions for the occurrence of spiritual experience.
|Keywords:||Religious Experience, Spiritual Experience, Relation to Normal Experience, Information Theory|
The International Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Society, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp.1-15. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 11, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 423.062KB)).
Theoretical Psychologist, DP/DS (sole proprietorship), Keswick, Virginia, USA