It’s a new BLOG for those who have experienced Reality and are coming to terms with it, as well as for scholars and scientists and those others who are studying the phenomenon.

I am a mystic, a contemplative and a quietist. I had spontaneous experiences of an “Ultimate Reality” beyond all human consciousness, every year, from the age of about 15 to 35.  Details of these experiences appear throughout this web page.

I have been absorbing the subject by osmosis ever since, as well as by prodigious reading on as many known aspects of the subject as I have been able to find.

Before that I was a hapless members of the Church of England. Afterwards, I was a deliberate Quaker for many years, then passing a year’s observances, was initiated into a Sufi Knowledge School.

Consequently, though I am of no religion I was accepted and dubbed a “Contemplative” after a tailored personal version of the long and rigorous Jesuit course on “The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola” under a strict Father Director. Ever since, I have lived a life of conflict between this Calling and the duties and responsibilities of earning a living, marrying, and being a father in a demanding human environment, despite being alienated from humanity to some extent.

So what this Blog is about is reaching out to those who have also been taken through these obscuring veils of normal human experience into the Reality of Existence, also to scholars, and those who are studying the phenomenon seriously.

I also hope this will reassure those who are keeping their heads down as suggested in Dr Marsha Sinetar’s book, Ordinary People as Mystics and Monks, that they are not alone, not psychotic, and might be precursors of what the human race is going to be.

So join in with your comments. Don’t use your real name if you’re diffident about coming out. Those who share the Experience will recognize your authenticity.

~ Keith Hancock

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Keith Hancock had what he later discovered were known as bodily and spiritually transcendental experiences every year from the age of about 15 to 35. He was a Fleet Street journalist and news magazine editor then a senior consultant at J. Walter Thompson.

He travelled the world when he became chairman of his own advocacy public relations consultancy in London, then Canada.

In the meantime he examined Anglicanism, Quakerism, Catholicism, Sufism and related religions and experience. He was initiated into a school of spiritual studies after a year of preparation. Keith is a Mystic, Contemplative and Quietist.

He is now Publisher of mysticexperiences.net, a website devoted to MER (Mystical Experiences of Reality).


Few here of their kind,
Orphaned souls
No parents find
Entombed in man’s mortality
And man’s defaulting mind,
Neither human, nor sublime:
Lost, yet Divine.

Nanaimo, 2011.