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Bibil Identifier bibil:212642
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Nose and Altered States of Consciousness: Tascodrugites and Ezekiel
Author Pilch, John J.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Copyright) 2002
Year (Reference) 2002
Language English
Pages 708-720 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Church Father Epiphanius' description of the Tascodrugite practice of placing the forefinger on the nostril during prayer call be plausibly interpreted as a strategy for inducing an altered state of consciousness (ASC). Anthropological and neurophysiological research on how this human gesture achieves such an effect which is a pan-human potential suggests a similar plausible interpretation for Ezekiel 8:17 and the experience of Jesus in the Garden on the night of his arrest (Luke 22:43-44).
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Anthropology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Prayer
Pericopes Ezekiel 8,17
Luke 22,43-22,44
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