Dr. Paul Brunton tells us how he came to what he calls “spiritual consciousness”, in his book, THE SECRET PATH – a modern technique of Self Discovery:
“My confidence stands serene that I can make good my thesis against all comers, but only if they are prepared to undertake the same psychological experiments which I undertook. The thoughts I now give out did not come to me after long argument; they came after long experience. Whoever, therefore, would understand them aright, must be willing to invite the same experience, and this will come readily enough if he is to keep on finding truth as he is on his other and more mundane affairs.”
Paul Brunton is the pen name of Raphael Hurst, a British theosophist and spiritualist. He is best known as one of the early popularizers of Neo-Hindu spiritualism in western esotericism, notably via his bestselling A Search in Secret India. Died: July 27, 1981, Vevey, Switzerland”
THE SECRET PATH was published in 1988 as a second printing by Samuel Weiser Inc., Box 612, York Beach, Maine., USA, 03910, but was first published in London, England, in 1935. This was one of 11 of Brunton’s books on the subject.
See www.paulbrunton.org for the Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation.
I know you don’t approve but om my view entheogens are pretty effective!
I believe my experiences were created and delivered through my brain from the outside, without human involvement. This seems to me to be the growing understanding in science today, despite those scientists still caught in the mythomania that humans are the centre and cause of everything.
So I am doubtful your entheogenic experiences, or any one else’s have much to do with the experiences of Reality of the mystics. Entheogens seem to relieve humans of their mind induced stresses temporarily. Reality is not interested in making better humans if my experiences are anything to go by. If human life is still mostly human at death has that life been a waste of time?