Panelists wanted: Jewish Mysticism and the Psy-Disciplines, World Congress of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem 2017)

Beit Alpha Synagogue floor

Call for panelists for the World Congress of Jewish Studies (Jerusalem, August 6-10, 2017) 
Proposed panel: Jewish Mysticism and the Psy-Disciplines We are putting together a proposal for one session at the World Congress of Jewish Studies focused on  jewish mysticism and the psy-disciplines. We are looking for participants for a session on the relation between jewish mysticism and the psy-disciplines. We are looking for contributions discussing the influence of Jewish mystical thought on different psy-disciplines – psychology, psychiatry, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy – in past and present, and for contributions that use perspectives of these disciplines to approach different aspects of Jewish mysticism, including mystical experiences, movements, and individuals. 
Please contact us for further information and/or send the title and an abstract of your paper by November 30th to: farina.marx@hhu.de or  david.freis@uni-muenster.de 
Farina Marx, M.A. Heinrich-Heine-Universität Institut für Jüdische Studien Universitätsstr. 1 40225 Düsseldorf (Germany) 
Dr. David Freis, M.A. Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster Institut für Ethik, Geschichte und Theorie der Medizin Von-Esmarch-Strasse 62 48149 Münster (Germany) 
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