Can you help?
Every day Academia.edu send me notification of up to seven mentions a day of my name being cited in academic papers by universities around the world since ‘Mystic Experiences of Reality’ was published in December.
Academia.net is a website claiming membership of over 15,000 universities, including Oxford, Berkeley, New York University, MIT.
They claim over 15,000 scholarly papers and books are submitted to their site every day and urge me to “Track your growing reputation,
see what academics are saying about you.”
They also claim over 70 million followers.
But when I enquire about details of the citations using my name the only reply I get is a standardised automatic reply that I can find the answer by paying a membership fee of over $112 a year. I see some scholars have criticised this marketing device. Apparently Academia.net used to sell reviews of scholarly works too.
In the meantime I am also getting almost daily notifications from them of recently published scholarly papers and books on my interest – mysticism, philosophy, metaphysics, psychology, (but so far none on physics’ dynamic contribution to the subject). I have downloaded some of these papers but on reading have deleted them as being the usual academic/scholarly cannibalisation of ancient and modern skirmishes on the mystery of the mystic phenomenon, nothing that takes the subject forward significantly. None of the scholars seem to have had the experience of MER.
My blog, on the other hand, mysticexperiences.net, seems to be uniquely outstanding for giving a significantly new mystic message that has nothing to do with the collective human condition. Is this a new development in the historic phenomenon of the mystic experience?
So what I’m asking you is if you know anything about the legitimacy of Academia.edu? Is it worth engaging? Thank you.