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Jul 23, 2018

The religious drive and desire for spiritual attainment can be exploited if one doesn't know how to distinguish between the pursuit of Truth and the pursuit of experiencing a high. In this episode, the issue of pledging allegiance to a shaykh and a tariqa is discussed within the context of psychology and Islamic learning.

Articles discussed in this episode:

1996 Davis – Joining a “Cult”: Religious Choice or Psychological Aberration? http://andalusonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/1996-Davis-Joining-a-Cult-Religious-Choice-or-Psychological-Aberration.pdf

2007 Buxant et al – Cognitive and emotional characteristics of new religious movement members http://andalusonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2007-Buxant-et-al-Cognitive-and-emotional-characteristics-of-new-religious-movement-members.pdf

2007 Murken and Namini – Childhood Familial Experiences as Antecedents of Adult Membership in New Religious Movements http://andalusonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2007-Murken-and-Namini-Childhood-Familial-Experiences-as-Antecedents-of-Adult-Membership-in-New-Religious-Movements.pdf

2009 Crowley and Jenkinson – Pathological Spirituality http://andalusonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2009-Crowley-and-Jenkinson-Pathological-Spirituality.pdf

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