Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Iranian MetaphysicalsExplorations in Science, Islam, and the Uncanny$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alireza Doostdar

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780691163772

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691163772.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM PRINCETON SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.princeton.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Princeton University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PRSO for personal use.date: 21 May 2022

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

(p.29) 1 Crossing the Line
The Iranian Metaphysicals

Alireza Doostdar

Princeton University Press

This chapter narrates a woman's encounter with the rammal, an occult specialist, that took her into the world of the metaphysical. The woman, Nafiseh, was a twenty-nine-year-old divorcée and an avid enthusiast of metaphysical experimentation. Nafiseh had honed her skills at lucid dreaming and claimed that she could pick up nonverbal communications from other people while asleep. She had encountered jinn on more than one occasion. She read widely on all matters related to the metaphysical and the occult, and attributed the greater part of her dedication to metaphysical inquiry to an unsetling meeting with a rammal. The chapter shows how Nafiseh discovered a new world when she crossed the line, a world filled with novel experiences, friendships, and insight. According to Nafiseh, she had learned to accept certain notions and discard others in the course of her spiritual journeys.

Keywords:   rammal, occult, metaphysical, lucid dreaming, jinn, metaphysical experimentation, metaphysical inquiry

Princeton Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.