Synaesthesia in Mystical Traditions: The Key to Understanding Language, Metaphor and Abstract Thought

3/20/2008; 59 minutes

Experiences in which the senses are intermingled in usual ways are a common motif in the descriptions that mystics provide of their unordinary sensory experiences. This workshop examines the phenomenon of synaesthesia from a multi-disciplinary perspective in order to advance our understanding of the relationship between synaesthesia, metaphor, creativity, and religious and artistic practices. (#13191)

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