Video: ❶ Stigma And Stigma
Stigmata is a phenomenon known since ancient times. For the first time, stigmatization was mentioned in the life of Francis of Assisi in 1224, when wounds similar to those of the crucified Christ appeared on his body. Information that has come down to us from the Middle Ages to our time has preserved a large number of references to such phenomena, which appeared especially often during Holy Week. Location: Location:
Stigma is a psychosomatic phenomenon, the nature of which is not fully understood. The appearance of stigmata is most often observed in persons exhausted by ascetic exercises and prone to hemorrhages, as well as in hysterical women. From a religious point of view, especially the Catholic Church, stigmatization is perceived and presented as a miracle.
Stigmata can manifest themselves in different ways, the most common are bleeding wounds on the arms and legs, similar to the wounds from nails on the body of Jesus, wounds on the forehead, like a crown of thorns, a wound on the side, under the ribs, similar to that left on the body of Christ by the spear of a guard. Much less common are scourging marks and marks on the shoulder from carrying the cross.
It turned out that a number of stigmatized saints, whose Crucifixes or their images have survived to our times, wore wounds on their bodies, not reflecting their true location on the body of Christ, but equal to the wounds depicted on their Crucifixes, moreover in an inverted form. That is, those wounds that are depicted on the Crucifixion on the left, in the wearer of the stigmata, appeared on the right. Which meant that all faith, all desire to share the sufferings of Jesus were directed to the believers not on the objective Cross, on which the Savior was crucified, but on the completely material Crucifix hanging in front of him.
Religious ecstasy is called the cause of stigmata. quite rare in our time, the complete identification of man himself with Jesus, undergoing the torment of the cross. From the point of view of science, this process is very interesting, since it proves the presence of a deep connection between somatic and mental processes in the human body, the ability of consciousness to directly influence the functioning of the body and cause deep physical changes.
In addition to the stigmata that arise on emotional grounds, there are also fake wounds that people inflict on purpose in order to attract attention to themselves. One can also find the identification of stigmatization with astral wounds allegedly inflicted on astral bodies and manifested in reality.