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Title: Mystical Orientation and Psychological Type
Subtitle: An Empirical Study among Guests staying at a Benedictine Abbey
Author(s): FRANCIS, Leslie J. , VILLAGE, Andrew , ROBBINS, Mandy , INESON, Keith
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 17 Date: 2007
A sample of 318 individuals who have stayed at the Grange retreat house associated with Ampleforth Abbey completed the Francis-Louden Mystical Orientation Scale together with a measure of psychological type in order to examine the relationship between psychological type and mystical orientation. The data demonstrated a significant relationship between mystical orientation and the perceiving process (sensing or intuition), but no relationship between mystical orientation and psychological orientation (introversion or extraversion), the judging process (feeling or thinking) and attitudes toward the outer world (judging or perceiving). These findings are discussed in the light of psychological type theory.