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The Natural Breath: Toward Further Dialogue Between Western Somatic and Eastern Spiritual Approaches to the Body Awareness of Breathing (1997)

A paper presented in the Mysticism Group at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, November 22-25, 1997. Published in Religious Studies and Theology, Volume 16, Number 2, December 1997. pp. 64-79. Sasakatoon: University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Midrash and Postmodern Inquiry:
Suggestions Toward a Hermeneutics of Indeterminacy (1998)

A paper presented in the History of Interpretation Group at the 16th International Meeting of the Socity of Biblical Literature, 18-22 July, 1998, Krakow University, Poland. Published in Currents in Research: Biblical Studies, Volume 7, 1999. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.

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Methodical Madness: The “Psychotic” and the “Spiritual” in the Development of Western Religious Hermeneutics (2000)

A paper presented in the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, USA, November 18-21, 2000.

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Genesis Now: Midrashic Views of Bereshit Mysticism in Thomas and John (2000)

A paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in the Thomas Traditions Section, Nashville, TN, November 21, 2000.
Copyright Neil Douglas-Klotz 2000.

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Missing Stories: Psychosis, Spirituality and the Development of Western Religious Hermeneutics (2001)

(Published in Isabel Clarke, Ed., Psychosis and Spirituality: Exploring the New Frontier. London: Whurr Publishers. 2001).

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Maqam and Hal : The Mysticism of Ordinary and Extraordinary Life in Sufism (2001)

A paper presented in the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Relgion Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA, November 19, 2001 on the theme of “Mysticism and Everyday Life.”

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Re-hearing Quran in Open Translation:
Ta’wil, Postmodern Inquiry and a Hermeneutics of Indeterminacy (2002)

A paper presented in the Arts, Literature and Religion Section of the American Academy of Relgion Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 23, 2002 on the theme of Hermeneutics.

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Reading John in Bereshit Time: Semitic Constructions of Creation Mysticism in the Early Syriac Versions (2003)

A paper presented in a joint session of the Christian Apocrypha and Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism Sections of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on November 24, 2003.

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Reading Wisdom with Reich: Proverbs 8-9 as Interpreted through the Psychotherapy of Wilhelm Reich (2003)

A paper presented in a session of the Psychology and Biblical Studies Section of the of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA on November 25, 2003.

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Languages of Experience: The Theory and Practice of a General Semantics Sufi (2004)

A paper presented in a joint session of the Mysticism Group and the Islamic Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion on the theme “In Theory and in Practice: Sufi Thinkers on the Integration of Ontology and Ethics” at the Annual Meeting, November 22, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

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From Breath to Dance: Music as a Language of Experience in an American Sufi (2011)

A paper presented in a joint session of the Mysticism Group and the Music and Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion on the theme “Music, Mysticism and Relgion” at the Annual Meeting, November 21, 2011 in San Francisco, California, USA.

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