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| Published: June 25, 2020

Mystical journey of self: a case study of Lal Ded

Swati Tickoo

Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.109/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.109


Mystical experience is a fundamental category of human experience which psychologically speaking manifests itself whenever consciousness is not yet or no longer effectively centered around the ego. This involves disintegration and a remolding of a fragmented self, which is an inherently difficult yet eventually enriching process that molds the personality and life into a whole. In the present paper, the sayings and hagiographic accounts of Lal Ded, a fourteenth century mystic-poetess from Kashmir have been analyzed using the method of archetypal amplification to develop an understanding of her journey as a case study of how one can move through psychological turmoil and transform into an individual leading a more meaningful and spiritual life.

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020