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Studying Jewish Meditative Techniques: A Phenomenological Typology and an Interdisciplinary View

The Shalom Hartman Institute, 11 Gedalyahu Alon Street, P.O. Box 8029, Jerusalem 9108001, Israel
Academic Editor: Mira Niculescu
Religions 2022, 13(7), 648; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13070648
Received: 10 May 2022 / Revised: 6 July 2022 / Accepted: 11 July 2022 / Published: 13 July 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Exploring Jewish Meditation)
The field of mystical and meditative research lacks a basic typology delineating the varied genres and characteristics of the mystical experience and of the meditative practices that may be correlated to those. Such a state hinders the comparative study of mysticism and meditation through different philosophical, religious and spiritual traditions, or along the chronological development in a single tradition. In this article, I introduce phenomenological typological tools developed in a previous monograph dealing with the Jewish meditative tradition and illustrate how these can be used to analyze the adjustments and the variations between previous and contemporary Jewish mystics, through examining the four different types of mystical experience and five different characteristics of meditative techniques. View Full-Text
Keywords: Judaism; meditation; mysticism; Hasidism; Neo-Hasidism; contemporary spirituality; Bratslav Hasidism; New Age Judaism; meditation; mysticism; Hasidism; Neo-Hasidism; contemporary spirituality; Bratslav Hasidism; New Age
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Persico, T. Studying Jewish Meditative Techniques: A Phenomenological Typology and an Interdisciplinary View. Religions 2022, 13, 648. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13070648

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Persico T. Studying Jewish Meditative Techniques: A Phenomenological Typology and an Interdisciplinary View. Religions. 2022; 13(7):648. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13070648

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Persico, Tomer. 2022. "Studying Jewish Meditative Techniques: A Phenomenological Typology and an Interdisciplinary View" Religions 13, no. 7: 648. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13070648

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