ARTIFICAL MERs v. REAL MERs!

I think the differences between the genuine mystical experience of Reality, (MER), and other induced or merely posited experiences claiming to be the real thing are twofold.

First, in my experience, you can’t induce the genuine mystical experience, (MER) by any means known to mankind. Such human experiences are the mere product of artificial interference with the brain’s real, created functions. These results are limited by the human condition to the human condition.

Secondly, genuine mystical experiences are not concerned with the human condition. For some unfathomable reason they prepare some human recipients for something else, something unknown, something ineffable and humanly indescribable, something the human brain simply isn’t ‘wired’ to know, create or communicate on it’s own.

(I’ve often speculated the brain is only spiritually engaged by MER as an inert conduit at best).

All Is Well. Reality Rules.

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Spiritual Essays #32

I thought you might enjoy this essay. It speaks to my mystical experiences!

Keith.

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Why Renunciation is Prescribed for Seekers of Truth?

Renunciation

by Jayaram V

Summary: This essay explores the importance of being yourself and seeing things clearly as they are


Try to speak truth for a whole day and see what happens. You will be considered a troll and shut down by many from their communication channels. You will be regarded as a trouble maker, or a dangerous person. People are comfortable with their illusions. If you try to rupture them, you will invite trouble. Therefore, for most of us truth is what is socially acceptable and justifiable rather than what is true.

Being yourself is the first step to be true to yourself. It is an important step in your self-transformation and inner purity. Not many people can practice it, for the same reason as stated before. They cannot alienate people by speaking truth or being truthful. Even the most powerful…

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REALITY MANIPULATIBLE?

“The subconscious mind motivates almost all actions, behaviors, thoughts, emotions, and the choices that you think you are making in your lives — it is the key to transformation.” Richard Haight, richardhaight.net

Is Richard suggesting it’s the subconscious mind that produces what I call the mystical experience of Reality (MER), that people can transform themselves into being better human beings?

The existence of an independent ‘sub conscious’ mind is an unproven human suggestion.

All we can be sure of is that the brain works on an as yet not fully understood practical complex of hydraulic, hydrodynamic, electric, synaptic and chemical levels. But little else can be assumed with any certainty. All we understand about the brain is that it services and maintains the body’s functions. So far as we know, that’s it; nothing spiritual available for human manipulation that has yet been discerned about the brain.

I certainly never got the impression I had anything I could do about my MERs. I was helpless and incredibly joyous about them; humbly so. They were completely spontanious and inexplicable. So much so I have a strong instinct the stewardship of existence has deliberately excluded any interference by our comparatively new human race. MER is caught, not taught. Reality Rules.

As my multiple experiences of MER attested, these experiences are not meant to ‘improve’ humans but to aid the process of advancing us beyond mere human existence.

All Is Well.

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WHY DO YOU CALL YOURSELF A MYSTIC?

Question: You say openly you are a mystic but mystics have a reputation for being reluctant to identify themselves publicly.

Answer: Yes I do, and I have two main reasons for this.

First of all I wasn’t going to use my name when I published this blog, even when I eventually published my book. That is because I still believe the message is more important than the messenger. But I was advised my mystic experiences wouldn’t be taken seriously if I didn’t identify myself as a real person. So I gave in.

Q: How important are your mystical experiences?

A: I have no idea. For over half a century of my life, since my experiences started, the idea of promoting them never occurred to me. I also thought people would think I was mad. Even when inner promptings started to urge me to go public after all that time, I resisted. There was no way I felt I could face the public reaction or treatment historically meted out to mystics.

Q: So what changed your mind?

A: These unbidden and largely resisted inner promptings, persisted until the idea of a Blog came. After that, despite misgivings, I gave in and started the blog. Then I had promptings to publish the book. Having a background as a journalist and editor then a senior communications executive and consultant seemed to fit. The call to write a blog finally appealed to my abilities as obvious, blessed answers to the by then increasingly persistent promptings. So here we are.

Now I get specific messages giving me subjects for blog posts. I seem to react as a recording scribe.

As such I do my best to represent my experiences and their personally directed teachings, if that’s what they are. I come at them with purposeful integrity, careful effort, to achieve what purity of communication I can. It’s a profoundly spiritual exercise that was thrust on me. I find it humbling.

Q: How do the words you write arrive?

A: Ghost-like in their sudden emergence! I have very little idea what they’re going to be about. I have no idea of what I record even existing in me. The words just flow. (Despite constant editing, all the errors are mine).

Secondly, I didn’t tell anyone about my experiences or about being a mystic for over 60 years, not family, friends or colleagues, because I didn’t even know I was a mystic.

But now I do know so deliberately identify myself as such because I’m increasingly alienated from the human race as a consequence of my experiences taking me further into Reality. I therefore find most human life, human preoccupations and general states of consciousness minimal, artificial, tedious even. This helps reduce people’s expectations of me. I’m not the same as them and can’t accept the same basics of existence as they do.

People generally take themselves and human life with its myriad mythomanic attachments for granted. I can’t.

(I always thought it odd when a guru prefaced his public appearances with the plea to ask him only spiritual questions, not religious, ideological, social, or political ones. Now I understand why he said that).

Q: Is this detachment?

A: Yes.

Q: How’s that working?

A: Magnificently! Unattachment is a deeply intensive gift that enables you to know Reality. I’m much affected by the deeper revelations unattachment brings.

All Is Well.

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SHEDDING FEAR OF LETTING GO

One of this web page’s followers commented in a personal email that, “Perhaps my problem has been my fear and that going with the flow would assuage all this.”

By “all this” he meant the depressing view we both hold of the human race’s repetitive history. 

The Head of the Sufi organisation I was initiated into had a remedy. 

He suggested we initiates deal with the world by remembering that though we were spiritual beings we were still partly human until our fully awakening process was over.

Subsequently I have come to know more about my evolution into pure spirit. As this process develops in me the human condition becomes less relevant. Humans became a lessening aggravation. I never felt fear of letting go. I had no choice, it just happened. I didn’t have, nor could I have ‘grasped’ or ‘reached’ for my mystical experiences of Reality, nor for the spiritual gifts that have come ever since the phenomena.

Now I wonder if human death is there to take us into an even greater refinement, into a fuller experience completely detached from the human condition, maybe a final absorption into Reality and Reality into us?

That perspective is not fearful to me. It brings contentment –  a rare fruit of the spirit not known to many humans yet.

From what he has shared of his experiences, I don’t think my friendly email follower is far from finally shedding the pain of his subtle and not so subtle human attachments of his Path …  In my experience it was never his choice. We are caught, not taught.

All Is Well.

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ARE SCIENTISTS QUESTIONING THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF “ALL REALITY”?

Are there many Realities beyond our understanding?

Watch scientist “Lawrence Krauss”* being interviewed on “What are the Ultimate Questions of All Reality?”, on YouTube:

In my view we cannot understand the complexities of ultimate Realities because we simply aren’t what it takes to make that possible; yet.

The good news is, I think my MERs are proposing human metamorphosis will at least take us further after death, but not as humans. Humanity will presumably become extinct when its use is finished.

Human hubris is misleading us into believing humans are the be-all-and-end-all of present existence forever …

* Lawrence Maxwell Krauss is an American-Canadian theoretical physicist and cosmologist who previously taught at Arizona State University, Yale University, and Case Western Reserve University. Wikipedia

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INTUITION THE INNATE COMMON “LANGUAGE” OF REALITY?

I’m told mystics are intuitive. As a mystic, I haven’t noticed. But maybe I’m not identifying the experiences I have as being ‘intuitive’. My mystical experiences have lead me to understanding some things effortlessly, easily, naturally, accurately and truly. Is that intuition? It never occurred to me everyone doesn’t have it.

But sometimes when I read my posts, although I can be most impressed even though I almost can’t believe I wrote them, I am profoundly humbled, uncontrollably, beyond my humanity.

My posts are received from these direct experiences of Reality. They are conveyed to me innately, not by any human language except in one instance when it was revealed “All Is Well”; as I have described elsewhere in this Blog.

Perhaps others do have this intuition but don’t pay attention or don’t trust it or themselves?

Even cursory research shows there is widespread, modern and historical acceptance of the MER experience. It’s real.

There are lots of words/phrases for it: hunches, inference, instinct, cognition, gnosis, apprehension, insight, inspiration, sixth sense, impression, suspicion, direct knowledge, common sense, insights, opinions, enlightenment, transcendence, altered state …

(Gnosis springs out to me from that tentative list. In its pure, historical meaning it stands for the experience of the union/knot with ultimate existence. It implies intuitive knowledge of spiritual truths. According to Wikipedia “it signifies a knowledge or insight into humanity’s real nature as divine, leading to the deliverance of the divine spark within humanity from the constraints of earthly existence.”(The word gnostic exists in the Christian bible. It is also self used by a modern cult ‘religion’ purportedly made up of gnostic humans. I avoided such ‘gnostics’ after they insisted there are different forms of the experience such as Jewish gnosticism, Catholic, Anglican gnosticism, etc. Such distintions don’t exist in Reality. Their leader wanted to make a worshipping religion of gnosticism with ceremonies, prayers, priests and robes – Reality reduced to human mythomania).

More seriously, some psychologists say intuition is the brain rapidly sorting out hunches generated by the unconscious mind …

My intuition is they are wrong if they assume the brain creates intuition. I intuit it doesn’t!

I think intuition could be the way Reality communicates throughout all existence. As mystics know, in Reality, in which all things are perfect and everything is at peace wih itself, there are no names or languages. Is this another indication intuition is in fact the transmitting language of Reality?

Is this why the historical admonition to “Know Thyself”, or the urgings of the wise to listen to our “still, small inner voice”, to recognise our ‘intuition’, (that we see in dogs, horses, cows, etc.), why monasteries insist on evidence of your ‘vocation’, ie: ‘voice’, before becoming a monk, why gurus tell us to meditate?

Are mystics the only ones currently developed enough to use intuition as part of their daily lives?

As I have written here before, I think intuition is a human word describing how mystics are conscious of widely experienced things humans also see but don’t notice, that intuition is “an ineffable conscious experience, as distinct from any physical or computational process*”. Intuition seems as common to humans as their blindness to it.

Nevertheless, is intuition the human ‘eureka’ principle, those sudden, logically and intellectually unsupported sudden scientific discoveries we hear so much about?

Is intuition just Reality at work, despite most humans being biased against anything that is not widely experienced or accepted by their human cultures – ie: collective cultural blindness?

Will intuition generally develop eventually through basic human intelligence to full blown attributes of intuitive observation, conclusion, action and communication? Will human languages die? Is this intuitive process part of the evolutionary process?

I intuit the brain is just a receiver when it comes to intuiting knowledge. Reality uses the brain to receive and transmit ‘intuitions’, to guard, guide and direct us personally, directly.

Why do some use this intuition and others don’t? Perhaps some aren’t ‘wired’ enough for it yet, or just not aware of its existence, or of their personal ability to try listening to it? The human race is still in evolutionary development so maybe the answers to who has what, and who still doesn’t, lies in the future somewhere?

Is intuition the human word to describe the ineffable experience of MER? Mystics would say partly, yes, because any experience, any consciousness, particularly the experience of the Mystic Experience of Reality, is the beginning of all wisdom.

For me, my experiences of Reality are far more believable, profoundly impelling beyond question, than anything merely human.

Therefore, so far as my experiences are concerned the answer to the question, Is intuition the innate, common “language” of communication in Ultimate Reality? is, most likely, YES!

*Wordweb dictionary for ‘ineffability’.

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ARE ENLIGHTENMENT AND TRANSCENDENCE ALTERED STATES?

This is the title of an interview on Closer To Truth on YouTube.

I didn’t watch the interview for the following reasons:

‘Enlightenment’, ‘Transcendence’ and ‘Altered States’ are only words, just laden with mere human experience, susceptible as all words are to supposition, prejudice or even bigotry. These words have no mystical meaning.

While the words express human attempts to define mystical experiences, they are empty of the actual experience.

This is because the mystic experience Itself is the only way to know MER. It cannot be described in words. It is ineffable.

Why some experience MER and others don’t has never been explained to humans or even mystics. Experience seems to be the barrier without which we cannot know what cosmic existence and our place in it is all about. There seems to be no other access. Words are not enough.

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CONSCIOUSNESS DRIVES THE UNIVERSE?

“Consciousness drives the universe … I don’t think it’s an accident.” Dr Stuart Hammerof on Closer To Truth, You Tube.

Is Dr Hammerof describing the same consciousness as the Reality mystics experience so profoundly?

He also suggests in the interview that intuition derives from this universal consciousness.

This sounds very like the intuition that mystics are known for. It suggests some scientists at least are open to the experience of the mystics that they are notably connected to all consciousness by a greater Reality.

It certainly seems a likely explanation for how I ‘know’ the human race’s destiny is in preparation for total body and brain annihilation after death into pure spirit in the next stage of Reality, and that Reality is in charge.

Dr Hameroff is an American anesthesiologist and professor at the University of Arizona known for his studies of consciousness. Wikipedia.

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MYSTICISM BECOMING SCIENTIFIC MAINSTREAM?

If you want to know the speed at which science has already accepted MER ‘states’ and is now galloping to a full recognition of the phenomenon and it’s influence on human development then watch Roger Walsh MD., PhD., being interviewed on “Enlightenment and Transcendence” in this short clip:

Dr Walsh is an Australian professor of Psychiatry, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, within UCI’s College of Medicine, according to Wikipedia.

Wikipedia says he is “respected for his views on psychoactive drugs and altered states of consciousness in relation with the religious/spiritual experience…”

“He has spent nearly a quarter century researching and practicing in the world’s great spiritual traditions. His critically acclaimed book, Essential Spirituality, is a summary of that wisdom, outlining the seven spiritual practices common to the world’s major religions.”

A search of his name in this blog will show several appearances of Dr Walsh and his published work on this subject.

He has written a number of popularly accessible books, judging by a preliminary search. However, all of them appear to have titles that suggest an anthropological approach to the subject. This is to be expected I suppose, but disappointing.

My view from my spontaneous multiple annual mystical experiences of Reality, (MER), from the age of about 15 to 35 years of age, is that human existence is not so exclusive to Reality as humans assume.

Nor, according to my MER experiences can MER be experienced by human effort, a common view Dr Walsh seems to be validating in his interview.

If you watch the interview please share your Comments below.

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YOUR HIDDEN ANSWERS?

QUESTION: Your posts seem to raise more questions than answers.

ANSWER: Yes! I think you’re the only one that’s noticed! Or that’s brought it up, that’s for sure!

I deliberately allow more unanswered questions to be left on the table as it were, ever since I was a cub reporter on newspapers and read a book called ‘Publish And Be Damned’ by a then famously outspoken editor of the Daily Mirror.

He was faced with a moral and ethical dilemma on whether to publish a news story. After listening to everyone’s opinions he said words to the effect, ‘Look, nobody agrees on the rights or wrongs of this so let the readers decide for themselves – publish and be damned.’

Ever since then, eventually including a spell as a reporter on the Mirror, I have followed the nowadays neglected rule of neutrality so far as human nature enables me. I just try to report Who, What, Where, When and Why, (and at what Financial Cost, if any). I avoid adulterating my posts with unsupported opinions and as few as possible of those too.

I still follow that formula, leaving it to readers to Like/Comment/Follow or email their thoughts and experiences into the gaps they see.

So please don’t think my posts are the end of their subject! Don’t hesitate to add your thoughts experiences and references, (though personal experiences are worth many thousands of books or newspapers).

Remember – in writing such responses you may reveal lessons and answers that have been patiently waiting for you …

I hope this is helpful.

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WHY MEDITATION?

“The human world is a disastrous and cruel mess and always has been. I have been far better lately by refusing to contemplate the world at all,” Anthony Garner, Zenothestoic.com, a follower of this web page.

The human world is not worth contemplation on spiritual matters. The very idea is counter indicative to the whole point of contemplation, which is listening until even listening drops away as the Silence envelops.

One of the ways a Master introduced his answer to this problem was meditation. My meditations sometimes went on for three hours at one time. They never delivered anything so far as I am aware, certainly not even a hint of my experiences of Reality.

However, he said in effect the never ending stream of the mind’s thoughts and distractions cannot be stopped, only replaced. This is achieved by powerful and powerfully practiced meditation.

Later on he scandalised an older lady follower of his by telling us he used this mantra/meditation to silenc the ever persistent streaming mind to calm himself after his car’s narrow escape from a train at a crossing. He even used to get himself to sleep by this process he’d been taught and taught us. Was this misuse of a divine practice, the lady follower wondered?

I didn’t think so. I still use his simple but completely (deliberately?) incomprehensible (Sanscrit?) words of worldly avoidance, ie., meditation/mantra, to centre myself, even for getting to sleep.

Constantly entering into simple meditation as mindless as the day you were born can help cleanse the truly called of lust, anger, greed, attachments and ego. Mind, in spiritual progress, is a distraction. Some traditions of Reality revelation call the human mind, “the negative principle” ie: the Devil!

This Master’s particular school called for meditation two and a half hours every day, but not neccessarily all at once. “Can’t you afford 10 per cent of your (human) life a day?” the Master used to say.

All Is Well.

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EXPERIENCE V. OPINION

QUESTION: You say you have no doubts about your mystical experiences and that has given you “the certainty of one of the spiritual gifts, discernment”. Can you explain this?

ANSWER: Yes. It’s being able to realise experience beats conjecture and the foolishness, even danger, of expressing unproven opinion or conjecture.

I realised I had been alienated all my life by what turned out to be appeals for me to believe in and support actions based on opinion; secondhand stuff; gossip; hearsay; mindreading; supposition; logic or reason; faith, hope, or belief; custom; morality or ethics; suspicion; indications, etc, etc., etc.

I think these states of mind are common human afflictions. They go a long way to explaining the chaos of modern and ancient human history.

Since being given the ability to discriminate, I see the difference between what is real and what is not.I can see that if what someone is telling me – either in person or by press radio, television, parliaments or cultural traditions – aren’t based on their personal experience then it likely doesn’t exist. Simple as that.

Such gullible artificiality goes a long way to explaining the historically uncertain results of the human condition.

Consequently, the human condition is a seething brew of discontent that never fully slakes anyone’s longing for any kind of reality, human or Real.

Q: Does this explain why you say you are withdrawn from human contact?

A: Yes. Experience is the basis of all true knowledge and understanding. If someone is caught inextricably in the human state of artificiality as so many are, what is the point of fostering what can only be an empty delusional relationship with them?

Q: Doesn’t this alienation dismiss 100 per cent of all interaction with the human race?

A: Mostly! But not 100 percent of the human race because The Pareto principle states that roughly eighty per cent of all effects comes from twenty per cent of their cause. So this could mean twenty per cent of the human race (7,800,000,000 people as of March 2020 according to Wikipedia) means about 39,000,000 people are mystic or becoming mystic at any given time – but someone better at sums had better check that percentage calculation!

This doesn’t mean this twenty per cent is available to me. After all, what would we in the twenty per cent have to say to each other anyway? They don’t want to engage in human small talk any more than I do. They wouldn’t need to talk about our shared mysticism either because it’s beyond our ability to influence the phenomena.

Q: So you’re left with no one?

A: Yes!

Q: Isn’t that sad?

A: Well, for humans with a need for gregariousness it might lead to loneliness or worse but to me it removes a major aggravation. To me, as a mystic, solitude is contentment, a spiritual gift; a rare human commodity …

Eighty per cent of people get hung up on what other eighty percenters like themselves say and think. They never know themselves. They’re secondhand.

The mystical experience of Reality reveals true Reality.

However if this sounds like bad news, there is good news – the human race is terminal – just like the other ninety nine per cent of sentient life on earth that we’re told has become extinct! LOL!

Onwards and upwards!

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FULLY DEVELOPED MYSTICS KNOW.

Question: You say that in Reality where all things are perfect there are no names. Why is this? What do you mean?

Answer: In Reality everything will be known through the experience of being part of Reality. You are as much Reality as Reality is you. Everything is Reality. There is no need for explanation or discussion in that realised state.

In Hinduism the experience is, roughly translated, in the phase of enlightment as, ‘Reality is and I am that’.

Human words in any human culture are not real, not the actual experience. A word is only a representation, a metaphor for what it is trying to describe somewhat innacurately. Experience is the only accurate understanding of anything, human or divine.

Names, descriptions, for instance are inaccurate metaphors for the real thing.

That’s why human language can be such a babble of so many different meanings to so many different people.

So when it comes to Reality, where all things are known by experience, there is no babble, no need for words. In Reality such things as human doubt or scepticism, for instance are unknown.

In Reality you personally are known to depths of meaning beyond any human experience or understanding outside the actual mystical experience of Reality, (MER).

This is why mystics have no need for faith, hope, belief or any other fictions. Fully developed mystics simply know from their experience of Reality.

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