Volume 6 / Issue 1 SPRING 2020

Editorial 1
Journeying with Psyche and Soul in Spirituality 2
1 Introduction – A Perfect Reason for Congregating 5
2 Key Words from the Lecture’s Title 6
3 The Pilgrimage Journey of Life 7
4 Grace and the Spiritual Dimension 8
5 Living in Error 9
6 Discovering Wisdom 9
7 Growing in Wisdom 10
8 Some Books Worthy of Study 12
9 Does the Human Soul Survive? 13
10 Conclusion 14
Notes 15
References 15
Science and Mysticism: Possibilities and Limitations in Exploring Mysticism 16
1 Introduction 17
2 What is Mysticism 18
3 Traditional Approaches to Mysticism 19
4 Scientific Approaches to Mysticism 20
5 Conclusion 22
Acknowledgements 23
Notes 23
References 23
Meaning in Life and Ethical Education 24
1 Introduction 25
2 Conceptual Framework of the Study 26
3 Current Studies 28
3.1 Method (the 1st study) 28
3.2 Results (the 1st study) 28
3.3 Method (the 2nd study) 29
3.4 Results (the 2nd study) 30
4 Discussion 32
5 Conclusion 32
Acknowledgement 33
Notes 33
References 33
From Acosmism to Dialogue: The Evolution of Buber’s Philosophical View on Mysticism 34
1 Introduction 35
2 Mysticism and Acosmism in Buber’s Pre-Dialogical Thought 36
3 Buber’s Discovery of Ethos in the Mystical Tradition of Hasidism 38
4 Final Remarks 39
Notes 40
Acknowledgement 40
References 41
Lectio Divina and Neuroscience: Preliminary Notes 42
1 Introduction 43
2 The Historical Roots of Lectio Divina 44
3 Neuroplasticity and Reading 45
4 Meditation and Brain Changes 47
5 Positive Effect of Meditation and Contemplative Reading on the Development of Personal Spirituality 48
6 Conclusion 49
Notes 50
References 51
Mind and Body in Budo: Poems of the Way 52
1 Introduction 53
2 Practice as Path, Path as Awakening 55
3 Life and Death 56
Poems 56
Body and Spirit – a Mirage… 62
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