Preliminary study of religious, spiritual and mystical experiences. Thematic analysis of Poles adult’s narratives

Marta Boczkowska , Mariusz Zięba


The aim of this study was to examine narratives of the personal religious, spiritual and mystical experiences of adult Poles (N = 74) and their impact on narrative identity. The method for collecting qualitative data about individual understandings and spiritual, religious and mystical experiences was the narrative interview, developed on the basis of the Life Story Interview. During the analysis, the following key topics were identified: awareness of the presence/protection of God, a peak experience, the awareness of oneness with nature and the world, and a sense of closeness/contact with a person who has died. This study provides specific information on the spiritual, religious and mystical experiences of the investigated group of Poles.
Author Marta Boczkowska (Wydział Psychologii)
Marta Boczkowska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Mariusz Zięba (Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu)
Mariusz Zięba,,
- Wydział Zamiejscowy w Poznaniu
Journal seriesCurrent Issues in Personality Psychology, ISSN 2353-4192, e-ISSN 2353-561X, (B 12 pkt)
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishpersonal religious; spiritual and mystical experience; narratives
Languageen angielski
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