Arthur J. Deikman, M.D. is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology.Currently, he is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and divides his time between research, teaching, and the practice of psychotherapy.Dr. Deikman is a pioneer in the scientific investigation of meditation, the mystical experience, and consciousness. He has published numerous articles and three books on the subjects of mysticism, its relation to psychotherapy, and the problem posed by cult behavior.
- I'd like to thank Professor Deikman for responding to my email request, and granting me permission to publish his following outstanding analysis on Sufism and Psychiatry -