Edwards, A. and Lowis, M. J. (2008) Construction and validation of a scale to assess attitudes to mysticism: the need for a new scale for research in the psychology of religion. Spirituality and Health International.9(1), pp. 16-31. 1743-1867.
This paper argues that two concepts, attitudes to mysticism and mystical experience, need to be distinguished carefully. This implies that a new questionnaire is needed toassess the former, and the paper reports on construction of a new scale to assessAttitudes to Mysticism. This scale was found to have good internal consistency, criterion-related validity and construct validity, and evidence is also given that this concept is related to but conceptually distinct from mystical experience