Volume 11 No 4 (2013)
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A Biopsychosocial Approach to Creative Dissociation: Remarks on a Case of Mediumistic Painting
Everton de Oliveira Maraldi and Stanley Krippner
A category of religious experience that still preserves much of the original blurring and fusion between art and religion is mediumistic or spirit painting. Performed by spiritualist mediums in different locations around the world, this form of religious experience is characterized by the supposed ability of an individual to serve as an instrument for deceased artists to continue to perform their works. Little scientific research has been conducted concerning this topic. We present a brief analysis of painting activity performed by Jacques Andrade, a Brazilian medium
dissociation, creativity, religious experience, imaginative involvement, mediumship, mediumistic painting
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