Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Art

First Advisor

Wendell Rivers

Second Advisor

Susan Myers

Third Advisor

Charles Orme-Rogers


This research investigates the relationship between personality as measured by the Singer-Loomis Inventory of Personality and the quantity of mystical experiences as measured by the Mysticism Scale. A review of the literature shows that introverts have more awareness of the archetypes and the archetypes often appear in mystical experiences. Awareness of mystical experiences is precisely what the Mysticism Scale measures.

The results were largely insignificant . However, there was a definite skew toward introversion in samples for both the pilot project and the research project . It is felt that this skew is a function of the choice of populations from which the subjects were drawn . In addition, 95% of the subjects commented that the Mysticism Scale was confusing .