Processual Thinking as a Gate to Spiritual Enquiry: Calling for a Meditative Approach
Spirituality is rarely researched within an academic setting; where it is, it is typically understood as a dependent variable that is measured or assessed via questionnaires or behavioural forms of observation (e.g. spirituality as a mediator of life-satisfaction). In the current article, by contrast, I introduce the concept of processual (or meditative) thinking as an instrument to explore spiritual activity as a mode of research rather than a dependent variable. An empirical access route to this manner of processual thinking will be described and I will illustrate how such processual thinking can complement the standard repertoire of scientific enquiry.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Psychology and Psychotherapy, and Integrated Curriculum Anthroposophic Psychology, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany., Email: [email protected]
Publication date: January 1, 2019