The Study of Relationship among Mystical Experiences, Religious Experiences and Positive Personality of Chinese People

[Speaker] Xu, Tianyi:1
[Co-author] Feng, Jing:1
1:University of Jinan (China (People's Republic of China))

Religious experiences are common in China. Such experiences included , listed by Wu in 2009, believing in ancestors' super ability and meeting animals like dragon, phoenix, snake or fish, etc. indicating good luck or bad luck in dream. This study attempted to examine religious experiences' influences on positive personality, based on an analysis of relation between mystical experiences and religious beliefs. For this purpose, we investigated 226 college students with questionnaires. And the result showed: worshiping ancestors was one of the major ways to contact and understand religion; the spiritual journey showed greater power than the journey of body referring to a person's religious belief; experiences of god worship played an important part for promoting positive personality.
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