AAR Mysticism is sponsored by the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and is intended to assist in communication and conversation among people interested in the academic study of mysticism. The Mysticism Group began as a consultation in 1987 within the AAR and achieved formal study group status in 1989. The Mysticism Group focuses its energies on the philosophical, psychological, theological, and theoretical nature of mystical and religious experiences. Its primary focus has been on the transnational and cross-cultural nature of, and patterns in, religious experiences, the relationship between conceptual systems and religious experiences, and the implications of religious experience for epistemology, method, and ethics.
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