Aims and Scope
IMSTS is a double-blind peer-reviewed open-accessed journal published monthly because of addressing vast variety of research in the defined theoretical framework. Its purpose is to advance the discussions related to various theories and practices within mystic, spiritual and theological beliefs through scholarly publications.
The journal features articles which develop an in-depth understanding of the need, nature, and practical components of mystical faiths, spiritual teachings and theological principles that have a potential to ensure not only the inter-faith harmony and multiculturalism but 3ps (peace, progress and prosperity) in any state and society. In addition to full-length articles, the journal also publishes books reviewers that offer scholarly reflection on issues in the fields of religious harmony, spiritual formation, soul care, and enlightenment with holiness. The major intent of the editors is to place the distinctive contributions of the journal include, but are not confined to:
- The social scientific study of mystic, spiritual and theological beliefs,
- Empirical perspectives on mysticism, spiritualism and religions
- The histories of mysteries, spiritualism(s) and religions
- The theories and practices related to inter-faith harmony and dialogue among faiths, beliefs, religions and sects.
- The philosophy of religious and moral education
- Mystical, spiritual and/or theological reflections on culture, economics, education, lifestyle, politics and society
- Childhood and religion
- Literature and religion
- Myths and religion
- Media and religion
- Civilization(s) and religion
- Relationship between religion and the state
- Role of religion in international relations
- Religious educational policy
- Religious ethnicities
- Religious anthropology
- Migrant faiths and religions
- Peace, progress and prosperity within the religiously divided state and society
- Religious reformist movements
- Distinct concepts of meditation
- Mysterious, mythical and/or religious beliefs on numerology in ancient, medieval and modern societies
- Academic Debates between miracles, wonders, magics, luck, palmistry, etc.
- World Religions: Eastern and Western traditions
- Theories in the Study of Mysticisms, Faiths, Spiritual phenomena and Religions
- Comparative Study of Mysticisms, faiths, Spiritualisms and Religions
As Insights of Mystical, Spiritual and Theological Studies (IMSTS) is published monthly in English and Urdu, it welcomes original contributions from various academic fields reflecting the phenomenon of mystery, spirituality and theology in its multiple forms and from multiple perspectives.
IMSTS covers a wide range of theoretical and practical issues related to mysteries, spirituality and theology, such as processes of spiritual transformation as reported and described in various traditions of holiness (in Darveshism, Tengrism, Shamanism, Yarsanism, etc.), devoutness (in Islam, Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Judaism, etc.) or yoga (in Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, new religious movements, etc.). The journal publishes research studies (both theoretical and empirical), academic articles, essays and books’ reviews.
IMSTS also provides a forum for sharing personal spiritual experiences of spiritual practitioners elaborated in a form of an autobiographical essay or poetry. By combining academic and personal approaches to spirituality, the journal aims at providing an exceptional interdisciplinary platform for constructive dialogue between a variety of viewpoints, approaches, and methodologies in the study of mysticism, spirituality and theology.
The third area of the IMSTS focus is to highlight how and why mysticism, spiritualism and theological beliefs are spreading rapidly in the society, and how they can be utilized for personal, interpersonal and social well-being just for the sake of ensuring inter-faith harmony, multiculturalism, and 3Ps (Peace, Progress and Prosperity) in any society.
IMSTS is published by the RMR Publishers; an exclusive part of the “Rehmat and Maryam Researches” Registered under the Security and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP). It is housed on the website: www.imsts.rmrpublishers.org and www.journals.rmrpublishers.org