| Published: June 25, 2020
Mystical journey of self: a case study of Lal Ded
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.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2020, S Tickoo
Received: May 25, 2020; Revision Received: June 18, 2020; Accepted: June 25, 2020
Published in Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020