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Книга A Mathematician Explains A Mathematician Explains Книги Математика Автор: Mayme I. Logsdon Год издания: 1937 Формат: djvu Издат.:University Of Chicago Press Страниц: two hundred Размер: 1,9 ISBN: B000O01DLG Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:A Mathematician Explains

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Similarly, Hof (1982) suggested that the common three features of ecstasy – expansion of consciousness, increased intensity, and the experience of pleasure – also are found in some types of mysticism. Other descriptions of mysticism stress experiences of emptiness, sheer awareness, or contentless consciousness (Forman, 1999; Franklin, 1998). L. Franklin (1998), for example, posits that pure consciousness events (PCEs), central to understanding mysticism, consist of “wakeful contentless consciousness” (p.

They served to “jumpstart” my writing, especially the titles. Previous to this experiment I was not accustomed to keeping a journal, so making drawings on specified days established a routine. I also observed that I began to look forward to drawing. I liked expressing myself aesthetically. Quite interestingly, Susan’s case is apt in examining my own drawings. As mentioned, Milner diagnosed Susan’s pathology in terms of an “extreme and excessive concentration on logic and outer things at the expense of both reverie and fantasy” (Milner, 1969, p.

P. 105) Csikszentmihalyi (1990) believes that this opposition, however, may be merely superficial – the yogin cannot surrender the self unless he/she is in complete control of it. In fact, the yogin must maintain complete control over consciousness until the final stage of liberation. Our discussion thus far raises a number of questions. What stage or type of mysticism best qualifies as a component of creativity? Of the views presented here, Underhill’s (1931) and Merkur’s (1999) illumination stage may offer an appropriate locus.

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