Originally Posted by southamerica
Stigmata-whether a gift from God or another spirit/being-is a little less easy to write off (unless it's self-inflicted). Wondergirl, that must have been an extremely interesting paper...do you still have a copy? I would love to read it!
I wrote it about 350 years ago. If I still have it, it's buried in a box somewhere in my basement. I remember my conclusion had been that the stigmata were usually of emotional origins. I had no explanation for the lone non-religious stigmatic.