American Dr. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, scholar, popular, critically acclaimed real science ‘fusion’ novelist, graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College, receiving the Montague Prize for Excellence in Philosophy. She immediately went on to graduate work at Princeton University, receiving her Ph.D. in philosophy. (Photo: humanism.org.uk)
Dr Goldstein is quoted as suggesting, (in Goldstein, 2013, Makeltultra.wordpress.com) that, “The impermanent nature of existence” might be a probable cause for people having something like the mystical experience of Reality (MER).
I would be flattered at the thought that when I started having my experiences of Reality at the age of 15 years I was even aware of the existence of “the impermanent nature of existence” or any human need to deny it.
My experiences never suggested my human self had anything to do with the experiences of Reality I was being given.
On the contrary, my experiences suggest the human condition is an involuntary evolutionary phase on the way to a non human existence.