Spiritual Baptist Mourning: A Model of Contemplative Meditation

  • Ezra E. H. Griffith
  • George E. Mahy


In recent years, my colleagues and I have persistently examined the ways in which the black church in the U.S.A. and in the Caribbean has been of psychological help to its members.1,2 With regards to the Caribbean, we have been particularly aware that previous workers have concentrated their attention on non-Christian sects.3,4 This has minimized what we think is an important role of the Christian church.


Receptive Mode Sensory Deprivation Black Church Christian Church Experimental Meditation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ezra E. H. Griffith
    • 1
  • George E. Mahy
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale Univ. Dept. of PsychiatryNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of MedicineUniv. of the West IndiesBarbados

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