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The cult of the seer in the ancient Middle East; a contribution to current research on hallucinations drawn from Coptic and other texts.


Berkeley, University of California Press, 1971.
ISBN 9780520019003, 9780520020306, 0520019008, 0520020308

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Subjects Asceticism -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Ascétisme -- Histoire -- ca 30-600 (Église primitive)
Copte (Langue) -- Phraséologie.
Coptic language -- Phraseology.
Hallucinaties.
Hallucinations -- History.
Hallucinations and illusions.
Hallucinations.
Parapsychology -- History.
Seher (Religion)
Visions.
Series Publications of the Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine ; new ser., v. 21.
Description xii, 829 pages 26 cm.
Copyright Date 1971.
Notes Accompanied by "Supplement" (xiii, 233 pages 26 cm.) published: Berkeley, University of California Press, 1971.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 790-800).
Contents I. Withdrawal from the environment of the senses -- 1. Ascetic way of life -- 2. Self-isolation -- 3. Self-mortification -- 4. Food deprivation -- 5. Sleep deprivation -- II. Establishment of a non-material environment -- 1. Mental powers -- 2. Demonic visits -- 3. Discerning spirits : dispelling evil -- III. Representation of a non-material world -- 1. Heavenly visitations -- 2. Heavenly communications -- 3. Death of a Holy Man -- 4. Journey to paradise -- IV. Representation of negative experiences -- Death and judgment -- Amente -- V. Establishment of commemorative ritual -- 1. Martyr cult -- 2. Salvation from death -- 3. Heavenly signs -- Archaism in the twentieth Century.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)267871
(OCoLC)ocm00267871
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WorldCat Identities MacDermot, Violet.
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