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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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BREATH MEDITATION

From The Hindu Tradition of Breath Meditation: “The breath does not just begin or support life, the breath is the totality of life. It is life, far beyond the simple movement of the lungs in the bodies of mammals. […] Breath is the substance of which the inner and outer universe is constructed as well as the power within it which causes it to move and live…” Continue Reading


This reference was sent to mysticexperiences.net by follower Ron Krumpos, author of the book THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT IN LIFE, Interviews with leading world mystics. The book has been downloaded 70,000 times.

This link from Ron is a very easy, lucid entry into the subject of breath from the point of view of the Hindhu spiritual experience – very comprehensive and inclusive of other spiritual ways too. I’ve saved it as a permanent reference for further reading.

However, my first reaction was to reference my personal experiences of Reality (MER) for illumination, only to discover nothing at all about breath! I feel no twitchings of intuition on the subject whatsoever. I seem to have been taken completely out of any human reference by my MERs in general, including this breathing teaching.

Of course I have often come across references to Hindhu spiritual breath control but upon any further concentration at the time found nothing responded in me then, either.

For me therefore, breathing is simply a basic, necessary biological aspiration with no significance or use after human death.

I may be misreading the subject due to my adherence to the dawning realisation only experience of anything is valid – to the exclusion of all teachings, readings, ideologies, gossip and rumour, faith, hope or belief etc. That’s partly why I trust my MERs.

That sounds very severe, but is solid ground for me after my MERs. Personal experience is the only reality, all else is secondhand, artifice and human delusion …

I hope this is helpful. (It’s very difficult to tell if my revelations, if that is what they are, are meant to be shared, though some people tell me they are part of their personal epiphanies. That emboldens my posts somewhat …).

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SPIRITUAL DOUBT?

I have no doubts about the the mystic experience of Reality (MER) and all that its insight keeps giving me.

This insight tells me doubt is a primitive, leftover defensive mechanism humans have.

In me doubt isn’t even a remnant now, though I certainly had tentative uncertainties at first.

Reality imperceptibly, undeniably, irresistibly, took care of them. In the meantime Reality also imparted the spiritual gift of submission.

This special submission takes away much of the human angst of ego which so bedevils humans with things like doubt. It did mine. (Fortunately, death gives ego the final heave ho!).

Now I leave the human condition to Reality simply because Reality is in charge of human development into its extinction before it can metamorphise into Reality.

Humans are, always have been and always will be the sole concern of Reality, not us. ‘Mind your own business and do unto others what you would have them do unto you’ is still Reality’s golden rule.

All Is Well.

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Which Way

A significant Athony soliloquy i’d like to share …

Weltanschauung

Who will you follow and where will you go. Up or down, which way. Forwards or backwards in an infinite universe, where the very concept of direction has no meaning.

Will you listen, perchance, to a holy man or prophet. Does philosopher or mage have the answers you seek, a fool even.

Or an inner voice perhaps, as you wander the water marshes. The cry of gulls, the shriek of the buzzards, the paddling ducks. Overhead the dull grey of winter skies soothes and complements, a light, pattering rain adding its quiet voice to those of all else around you.

Are you tired of life maybe, or just its struggles and inanities. Do you weary of the earth and skies or is it the tedium of your species which wears you down.

Everywhere there is noise and yet a signal seems nowhere to be found. Unless from within. Yes, there…

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DEALING WITH ATTACHMENTS

Ordinarily, humans don’t notice their attachments, their umbilicals. Seekers do.

Seekers see and recognise their attachments as spiritual impediments in their way.

By regular concentration of their minds on each of their attachments until the point of enchantment if needs be, Seekers will find the attachments gone.

They may not even realise the attachments have gone for a very long time. This is because with the distractions gone Reality has moved them on their way to more important things.

Recognition of and concentration on your attachments to the exclusion of all else will be noticed!

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SIN

There is no such thing.

Humans believe anyone who does anything immoral or unethical, anything deliberately harmful physically or mentally, (including emotionally) is sinful.

But humans are a passing phase on the way to extinction as they come into their true spiritual status.

Mystics achieve a status of very high consciousness of existence through the actual personal experience of the Mystical Experience of the Reality (MER), in which we all exist whether we like it or not. They have responded by submitting, submerging themselves to Reality.

Unlike many ideologies such as religions, coercion is no part of this call (which is in all of us whether we listen or not. Your turn will come, in Reality’s own good time).

This absorbtion into Reality is irrisistible, welcomed with joy and humility. Mystics can be believed – there is no such thing as sin in their mystic experience.

So Sin is only a human word, limited to the human race. It has no meaning or even existence in MER.

Yes, the word sin exists in all religions but probably lost its proper, more loving MER meaning – to ignore one’s calling to Reality – after the religions’ mystic founders died.

Was sin – and is it still – a disciplinary device to promulgate each religions’ interpretation of how humanity must collectively reach its destiny by us all doing as we’re told while we’re here, in faith, belief and hope, i.e. by “faking it until we make it”, rituals, symbols, songs, dresses and funny hats, wound head gear, beards, covered faces, subduction of species and so on, and so on – manmukh!, manmade stuff?).

The bottom line of being human is simple: you are your only access to MER.

Religion and society and their artificalities are no excuse to ignore your true, individual, custom made destiny awaiting you in Reality.

As for Society, that greatest of sins against MER, it must serve your needs, not the other way round. You are not an ideological commodity.

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TOTALITARIANISM versus REALITY’S INDIVIDUALISM

What worries me is the growing political power of those ignorant of the lethal effects of ‘wokeness’, left wingism, socialism, on the freedom of the individual versus state totalitarianism. 

This is against humanity’s destiny in Reality.

Any heightened consciousness of human development, that only comes through individuals not totalitarianism, has always provoked totalitarianism to impose severe consequences on free individual development.

Just look at Ananias and Sophia of the bible, and the USSR, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, pre-reform India, Cuba and Venezuela. QED!

Former U.S. President Trump has turned out to be a pragmatic but finally disastrous antidote to the persistent lust for totalitarianism that plagues human progress.

The good news is, this too shall pass, because totalitaranism is artificial. It always falls under the weight of its own inherent evil* (lack of Reality). 

The bad news is totalitarianism has historically killed, maimed, mentally and physically crippled, tortured, imprisoned unjustly, impoverished and banished, tens of millions in its literally classical diabolical process. 

Sadly, totalitarianism, though passing, can survive many decades …  This time, let’s see if obvious danger obviates the danger …

*After being smuggled into and out of the European Iron Curtain countries a few times I was back in the safety of a western European city. I was billetted temporarily in an anonymous house with an old hand smuggler on his way out there again, a stranger to me. He asked for my impression of where I’d been. I told him I was so depressed at what I had seen of the enslavement into medieval peasantry from a once modern thriving culture. He laughed. He said, “Don’t worry friend, Communism/Socialism is falling under the weight of its own evil all over eastern Europe, even Russia.” I thought he was balmy. I had seen and heard what I had seen and heard.

International socialism was in top gear then, full of a lethal power and an insidiously applied influence of leaders of a political party with less than five per cent membership of its people.

A few years later the Berlin Wall fell.

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MUGGLES!

Question: You refer to Muggles now and again. I think I know what you mean but I notice you often reveal a deeper meaning when you write things out, like you do with these Questions and Answers. So can you tell me what you really think”Muggles” means?

Answer: Well Muggles is the word J.K. Rowling uses in her Harry Potter books to describe ordinary, conventional people who live conventional lives, who don’t know anything about magic and don’t want you to tell them about it either because they don’t think for themselves. They are more comfortable following the prevailing cultures, taboos and mythomanias of their times.

Q: Isn’t that normal?

A: Absolutely!

Q: So why does it sound so pejorative?

A: Because that’s J. K. Rowling’s skill in using context to make it sound insulting so as to achieve her narrative purposes.

Q: Isn’t it also insulting when you use it?

A: No. I use it in what humans would call a spiritual context. So I use it as a description, not an intended insult. I use it to make the point that most humans at humanity’s present level of evolution have not experienced Reality.

Most people haven’t any idea of what you’re talking about, don’t want to know and can get very angry if you persist, rightly so in my view.

I never do talk about Reality except to genuine Seekers and Mystics.

Sufis have their own ways of putting off the merely curious without the curious even knowing.

Q: But the subject of mysticism is widely discussed, especially among the world’s scholars and scientists, even philosophers and theologians, as you have often written.

A: Yes, it is. But most of it is without the experience of the mystical experience of Reality. Without that special experience, which is caught not taught, much of what is said and written about Reality is gossip, rumour, conjecture, surmise, hearsay, sometimes sincere but nevertherless still sincerely wrong – completely artificial, like religions and other political idealogies masquerading behind morality and ethic in religious movements, and “social justice” in mythomanic political circles.

Q: Do you believe in magic?

A: Magic is a human word. It’s used to explain the inexplicable. But in Reality there are no words, no names, just Reality.

There was nothing human in my MERs, no “magic”, nothing inexplicable, just what humans who have experienced Reality and come back would agree is ineffable. Reality Rules.

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Evidence of a prehistoric, even pre-time existence of Reality? A perspective.

Ron Krumpos, who follows this Blog, author of “The Greatest Achievement In Life” with 70,000 ebook downloads, wrote to Keith and said: “I thought you might enjoy this little article:

“Einstein’s answer to a New York rabbi clears things up a bit. The rabbi cabled him in 1929 to ask him if he believed in God. Einstein replied, “I believe in Spinoza’s God, who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings”.

It’s clear what Spinoza’s God is not. He isn’t the God of the Bible, the personal God of Spinoza’s own Jewish tradition, or of Christianity, the one whose job description includes closely monitoring human affairs and miraculously intervening in them. What he is isn’t so clear.

Spinoza used the provocative formulation Deus sive natura—“God, or nature”—but he actually regarded nature as just the visible, comprehensible aspect of God’s infinite, incomprehensible being. One consequence is that everything that happens in nature, and everything that nature’s lawful order dishes out to us personally, is necessary—the way the conclusion of a logical or mathematical demonstration is necessary.

Everything is determined, not by God’s will—He doesn’t have one—but by our being, with everything else, an integral part of God’s being. Nothing happens by chance. And there are no miracles. Asking God for one, asking that He suspend natural law for our benefit, is asking God to trip up God.

But once we recognize this inexorable order as God’s only providence, we arrive at a serene acceptance of the world, combined with a virtuous immunity to its petty distractions and snares, thus partaking of the true freedom which belongs to God.” (My italics).

Ron added, “If you substitute Reality for God, that just about summarizes my beliefs too”.

Yes, I agree with Spinoza, Einstein and Ron. That just about says it all.

But what really strikes me is that Spinoza and Einstein’s lives were separated by about 300 years. Ron’s and my lives were separated from Einstein’s by about 100 years and all of us were separated from the oldest recorded Hinduism on the subject, Vashishtha, by12,000 years ago and Jesus’s life by over 2,000 years. Such evidence of human consciousness of the eternal existence of Reality abounds throughout the ages.

All of which goes to show how Reality has existed in many parts of the world at least well beyond humanity’s limited consciousness and was there at the beginning of all things and is what drives everything still, including us.

Interestingly, mystics are the only witnesses who have experienced this great truth from way beyond our currently primitive stage of evolutionary consciousness.

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MYSTICISM IS NOT A PHILOSOPHY.

Mysticism is not a philosophy. It is a personal, individual experience of a Reality beyond human consciousness, logic, reason or intuition.

This is why those who have experienced it have such an ineradicable conviction of the phenomenon’s existence.

They have experienced a powerfully non biological, creative, joy of giving, knowledge, a oneness of all embracing existence of everything, even matter, that is completely beyond mankind, on a level beyond all human consciousness, measurement or interference.

Philosophy on the other hand is all supposition, mind stuff like logic and reason for instance; ideological like socialism, communism or religions, none of which even have successful human experiences to support their mythomania.

All Is Well.

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