“Traditionalists say that there can be no mystics in modern times. Our lives are too complex for anyone to seek mystical awareness, let alone to realize divine union.
“In fact, there are probably more mystics today than at any time in history.
“The percentages may be less, but world population is considerably greater. Some of them have not been acknowledged yet.
“There is no census on mystics.”
From The Greatest Achievement in Life by Ron. D. Krompos, free pdf ebook, suprarational.org.
World population grew from 3 billion in 1960 to 7 billion in 2011, more than doubling in just 50 years.