A Wikipedia essay on the history of human mystic experience says:
I have a naughty suggestion for those who only take ”the cultural and historical context” into consideration and dismiss the actual (perennial) mystical experience.
They should explain to the world ”by means of observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic … by empirically tested methods” (Google) how a schoolboy in his early 15th year could have Mystical Experiences of Reality (MER) several times a year right into his late 30’s and that he had no known human or biological origin or reference whatsoever to help him understand what was happening to him.
Some scientists today refer to these experiences as ”ineffable” ie: ”too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words”, (Google).
The boy was me. I had no knowledge of the word mystic and had never heard of or had such odd experiences. I kept quiet about them for nearly 60 years or so because I wondered if I had a mental problem.
What I experienced was not about and did not reference anything biological, nothing known to mankind. My experiences were and still are ineffable because there is nothing humanly familiar in them. They were inconcievable, undeniable, indisputable, indelibly certain.
They certainly weren’t the cannibalised hand me downs of spiritually inexperienced scholars however religious they may be …
The experiences weren’t surmise, temporized for present thinking, nor by tradition, cultural taboos or imagination, not even by reading and experiment.
They were not tailored to human mythomanias, religious or political idealogies.
They are infinitely absolute, meant solely for the individual on whom they are bestowed, impervious to evangelization or proselytization.
All Is Well.
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