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"Jag lever i tre världar" - Margit Sandemos visioner i ljuset av religionspsykologisk mystikteori

Jansheden, Andreas LU (2016) RHBK10 20152
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The topic of this essay is visions and how they can be viewed in the scientific study of mysticism. A case study of the life and mystical visions of Swedish-Norwegian author Margit Sandemo is conducted. The method used is interview as well as textual studies. The material thus consists of both several autobiographies and the transcribed interview with Sandemo. Through comparisons and rereading of the different texts a short biography is constructed focusing on important events and experiences, particularly visions, in the life of Sandemo. Based mainly on the theories and concepts of Antoon Geels and Mark Freeman the visions of Margit Sandemo are analyzed and discussed. The purpose is to try to understand the visions and decide which of... (More)
The topic of this essay is visions and how they can be viewed in the scientific study of mysticism. A case study of the life and mystical visions of Swedish-Norwegian author Margit Sandemo is conducted. The method used is interview as well as textual studies. The material thus consists of both several autobiographies and the transcribed interview with Sandemo. Through comparisons and rereading of the different texts a short biography is constructed focusing on important events and experiences, particularly visions, in the life of Sandemo. Based mainly on the theories and concepts of Antoon Geels and Mark Freeman the visions of Margit Sandemo are analyzed and discussed. The purpose is to try to understand the visions and decide which of them are to be regarded as mystical experiences. Applied to the material the theories often seem to be in accord, but they provide different levels of understanding. Depending on the theory used different visions may or may not appear as mystical experiences. The viewpoint, particularly of W.T. Stace, that visions are not to be regarded as mystical experiences is also discussed. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Uppsatsens ämne är visioner och hur de kan betraktas inom ett vetenskapligt mystikstudium. Empirin utgörs av författaren Margit Sandemos liv och upplevelser, vilka tecknas utifrån en genomförd intervju och olika självbiografiska böcker. Materialet utvinns alltså genom intervjumetod och textläsning. Genom jämförelser och omläsning av texter och intervjumaterial växer en kort biografi fram med särskild fokus på viktiga händelser och upplevelser, däribland visioner, i Sandemos liv. Med utgångspunkt i teorier och begrepp hämtade främst från Antoon Geels och Mark Freeman analyseras och diskuteras Sandemos visioner och deras mystika status. Syftet är att försöka förstå visionerna och bestämma vilka av dem som kan betraktas som mystika... (More)
Uppsatsens ämne är visioner och hur de kan betraktas inom ett vetenskapligt mystikstudium. Empirin utgörs av författaren Margit Sandemos liv och upplevelser, vilka tecknas utifrån en genomförd intervju och olika självbiografiska böcker. Materialet utvinns alltså genom intervjumetod och textläsning. Genom jämförelser och omläsning av texter och intervjumaterial växer en kort biografi fram med särskild fokus på viktiga händelser och upplevelser, däribland visioner, i Sandemos liv. Med utgångspunkt i teorier och begrepp hämtade främst från Antoon Geels och Mark Freeman analyseras och diskuteras Sandemos visioner och deras mystika status. Syftet är att försöka förstå visionerna och bestämma vilka av dem som kan betraktas som mystika upplevelser. Teorierna är delvis i harmoni, men bjuder olika möjligheter till förståelse, och divergerar även något vid bestämmandet av mystika aspekter hos visionerna. Även synsättet att visioner ej utgör mystika upplevelser berörs, huvudsakligen i anslutning till W.T. Staces uppfattning om mystik. (Less)
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Jansheden, Andreas LU
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RHBK10 20152
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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mysticism, visions, Antoon Geels, Mark Freeman, Margit Sandemo
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Swedish
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8768469
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  author       = {Jansheden, Andreas},
  keyword      = {mysticism,visions,Antoon Geels,Mark Freeman,Margit Sandemo},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Jag lever i tre världar" - Margit Sandemos visioner i ljuset av religionspsykologisk mystikteori},
  year         = {2016},
}