Etsiä, hoivata, leikkiä: Maagisen ajattelun rikastuminen; intuitiivinen ajattelu ja emootiot parantamiseen liittyvässä etnografisessa aineistossa

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The crossdisciplinary study examines expressions of intuitive and magical thinking, emotions and enrichment of magical thoughts and behavior in magico-religious contexts concerning healing. The theoretical framework of the study is based on recent research on intuitive thinking and dual process theories. Furthermore, the dissertation combines the latest study on emotions, affective systems, flow research and theoretical and methodological study from the field of Cognitive Science of Religion.

The data has been collected using ethnographic methods among Charismatic Christians and Reiki-healers. The objective is to recognize intuitive thinking in speech and behavior of the participants. Analyzing nonconscious intuitive thinking in ethnographic data is challenging, but possible through the observation of nonverbal and verbal expressions of emotions. Emotions and neurobiological affective systems are activated when healing takes place.

In the contexts which support intuitive thinking magico-religious thinking enriches. By the concept of ´enrichment of magical thinking´ I refer to increasingly frequent expressions of intuitive and magical thinking in gestures and in speech, which are observable in ethnographic field.
The enrichment of magical thinking is both implicit and explicit learning process. I analyzed this process with a three stage model. The first stage observes nonverbal expressions and emotional experience in the field, the second focuses on traditions´ doctrines where intuitive presuppositions are explicated and interpreted. In the final stage magical thinking enriches. Critical thinking is overridden as “ feeling of rightness” directs thinking and magical thoughts become part of everyday life. Experiences of communication with “supernatural becomes natural”.
The study answers the questions: 1) What are the features of intuitive thinking relevant in the process of enrichment of magical thinking in healing context, 2) What are the contextual elements which support intuitive tendencies and strengthen emotions and neurobiological processes to the benefit of wellbeing, 3) How to observe nonconscious, intuitive thinking in the field, and 4) What is the impetus that makes enrichment dynamic?

In addition to the analytical three stage model and theoretical Model of Enrichment of Magical Thinking, I suggest that the dynamic flow of enrichment is enabled by an act of surrendering. Furthermore, the findings of affective neuroscience support observations about the importance of seeking, caring and playing in contexts where healing takes place.
Originalspråkfinska
Tilldelande institution
  • Helsingfors universitet
Tilldelningsdatum18 jan 2019
UtgivningsortHelsinki
Förlag
Tryckta ISBN978-951-51-4812-4
Elektroniska ISBN978-951-51-4811-7
StatusPublicerad - 2019
MoE-publikationstypG4 Doktorsavhandling (monografi)

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 6160 Övriga humanistiska vetenskaper

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