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The Mysticism Group of the

American Academy of Religion

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For the AAR Annual Meeting

in San Diego, California, USA

November 17-20:

Click below to dowload pdf copies of the papers, as they become available.

*Time and room assignments are subject to change; final time and room assignments are available in the onsite Annual Meeting Program At-A-Glance.*

Mysticism Group
Saturday - 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
, CC 24-A

Laura Weed, College of Saint Rose, Presiding

Theme: Art and Music in Mysticism

Ann M. Caron, St. Joseph College
Devotion to the Face of Christ and the “Veronica”: Image and Word

Thomas Cattoi, Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley
Bodies of Perfection: Byzantine Representations of Theosis and Tibetan Visualization Practices

Arianne Conty, University of California, Santa Barbara
The Medieval Icon: Showing the Invisible

Patricia Margaret Alice Davis, Graduate Theological Union
The Mystcal Gift of Songs in Dreams

Business Meeting:
June McDaniel, College of Charleston, Presiding

Mysticism Group
Sunday - 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, GH-Maggie

June McDaniel, College of Charleston, Presiding
Theme: Women's Asceticism: The Mysticism of Love and Emptiness

Joe Conti, California State University, Fullerton
The Contemplative Psychology of Bernadette Roberts: The Nature of Consciousness
in Mystical Union and in the Marketplace

Kirsten Heacock, Duke University
Penance as Imitatio Christi: The Role of Sin in Discipleship in Angela of Foligno

Charlotte Radler, Loyola Marymount University
Mystical Transgressions: Asceticism, Love, and Knowledge in Catherine of Alexandria

Mysticism Group and Tantric Studies Group
Monday - 4:00 pm-6:30 pm
, CC 31-B

Vesna Wallace, University of California, Santa Barbara, Presiding

Theme: The Divinized Body and Mystical Experience in Hindu and Buddhist Tantra

Frederick M. Smith, University of Iowa
Yoga, Tantra, and Avimukta

David Gray, Santa Clara University
Experiencing the Single Savor: Divinizing the Body and the Senses in Tantric Buddhist Meditation

John Nemec, University of Virginia
Divinity and Perceptual Experience: Somānanda's Şivadŗşţi as an Argument against the Buddhist

Paul E. Muller-Ortega, University of Rochester
Idan Sarvam Aham, "All This I Am!": Aspects of Extroversive Mysticism in the Śaiva Tantric Soteriology of

Ronald M. Davidson, Fairfield University