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Author Avery, Kenneth S., 1955-
Title Psychology of early Sufi samāʻ : listening and altered states / Kenneth S. Avery
Imprint London ; New York, N.Y. : RoutledgeCurzon, 2004
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  BP189.65.M87 A94 2004    AVAILABLE    30520020631629
Descript viii, 241 p. ; 23 cm
Series RoutledgeCurzon Sūfī series
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-236) and index
Introduction -- Samāʻ in early Sufi literature: an overview -- The language of samāʻ and other key concepts -- The psychology of samāʻ part 1 -- The psychology of samāʻ part 2 -- The psychology of samāʻ according to the Sufi writers -- The Sufis' explanations of their altered state experiences -- The ritual behaviour and etiquette of samāʻ -- The paradigmatic experience of two 'ecstatics', Nūrī and Shiblī -- Conclusions
Subject Music -- Religious aspects -- Sufism
Sufi music
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