The Flying Friar: St. Joseph of CopertinowithMichael Grosso

Books Mentioned In This Interview

michael grosso experiencing the next world now michael grosso frontiers of the soul michael grosso irreducible mind: toward a psychology for the 21st century michael grosso soulmaker: true stories from the far side of the psyche michael grosso soulmaking: uncommon paths to self understanding michael grosso the final choice michael grosso the final choice: death or transcendence? michael grosso the man who could fly: st. joseph of copertino and the mystery of levitation michael grosso the millennium myth: love and death and the end of time michael grosso wings of ecstasy: dominico bernini's vita of st. joseph of copertino

Michael Grosso, PhD, is author of The Man Who Could Fly: St. Joseph of Copertino and the Mystery of Levitation. He also edited and wrote commentary for Wings of Ecstasy: Dominico Bernini’s Vita of St. Joseph of Copertino (1772). His other books include The Millennium Myth: Love and Death and the End of Time, Final Choice: Death or Transcendence?, and Soulmaking: Uncommon Paths to Self Understanding.

Here he reviews the historical record concerning the many varied physical feats associated with Joseph. Levitations, many of them prolonged, were witnessed on numerous occasions in front of multiple church officials. He was also associated with exotic mystical “odors of sanctity”. In addition to these physical phenomena, Joseph was also prone to visions and states of ecstasy. He was carefully scrutinized by the inquisition, and eventually canonized.

(Recorded on December 13, 2018)

Published on December 21, 2018


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