THE TAO TE CHING TESTIMONY REVEALS THE ULTIMATE REALITY THAT CREATES MYSTICS

“The Tao is like a well: used but never used up.

“It is like the eternal void: filled with infinite possibilities.

“It is hidden but always present. 

“I don’t know who gave birth to it. 

It is older than God.”


From the TAO TE CHING translated by Stephen Mitchell. Published by HarperCollins, available as an ebook from Google Play Books for CA$11.99.


This magnificent English translation of Lao Tsu’s famous work says it all. I began to shake uncontrollably as I read it, absorbed into Reality again, Reality’s overwhelming presence was indescribable but undeniable. 

This book is a thorough account of what the mystic experience of absolute Reality, (MER) is all about. Its absolute truth took me over again, body, mind and soul, just as my experiences did years ago. 

Although the TAO TE CHING is addressing Lao Tse’s experiences to mankind, as mine did not for some reason, I can attest it is powerfully true in all its ineffable glory. It reaffirms everything I have been given.

The TAO TE CHING is what the spiritual experience is all about.

I am humbled again beyond words. We are not body, we are not mind, we are TAO, Reality.

ALL IS WELL.

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“MYSTICISM AND MIRACLES”, an ebook by Dr. Jon Mundy

The description of mystical experiences even in the first few paragraphs of Part One of this book made it an interesting read.

There are apparent insights into what seem like actual first hand experiences.

Dr. Mundy certainly adds to the current corpus of literature on the subject, producing a comprehensive delving into a different length, depth and breadth of this ancient human experience of the infinite cosmic experience of mysticism.

He quotes a myriad of all manner of past and present ordinary folk, famous people, authors, scholar, mystics, historic and current wisdom from around the world – while staying readable!

His 42 page ‘Alphabetical Index of Mystics, Masters, Sages, Saints—and Just Regular Folk’ at the end of the book is an outstanding illumination of the mounting evidence that mysticism is a widespread historical evolutionary development of the human psyche.

His seven pages of bibliography are an indication of the depth of his reading on and around the subject of mysticism then and now –  bearing in mind some mystics don’t read books on mysticism in case they corrupt the purity of their own experiences’ purposes for them as individuals.

However the use of the word miracle in the title and text in the same context as mysticism suggests this book is a humanised view of mysticism, that it does not speak from the actual experience of the mystic phenomena.

A ‘miracle’ is a made up human explanation of something unusual, incomprehensible, that can’t be understood, something unnatural. But the mystic experience is of an actual, absolute Reality. It is real. There are no ‘miracles’ in Reality where there is no need of such explanations.

This book is also a disturbing indication of the way mysticism might be entering the mainstream. Should such a growing number of academics, physicists and philosophers busily analysing the subject into little palatable pieces with their mere human tools of logic, reason and analysis worry us?

Perhaps not! Mysticism is impenetrable, only obtainable by Reality’s invitation to the actual personal, not communal, experience.

On the one hand Seekers might find the book personally validating on the current direction of their paths. On the other hand mystics don’t need human validation!

Jane Sutherland* who recomends this book in her blog goes so far as to say it is probably the only book we will ever need to read on mysticism … It certainly is comprehensive.

Dr. Mundy certainly does bring a refreshing, validating, focused, uncluttered, explanation to the subject.

However, summing,up, while some of the content matches my mystical experiences, there’s a lot that doesn’t. The book’s references to Christianity and anthropomorphism in particular distort the purity and purpose of the mystic experience, in my view.

Mystics can’t verify, for instance, the author’s suggestion the MER experience ‘Whets the appetite’.

What appetite? Mere human appetite? Does this imply Dr. Mundy is recommending self will, mind stuff, versus Reality?

The experiences of mystical Reality (MER) that engulfed me so absolutely did not allow any ‘me’ or any thought by ‘self’ to exist … There was no such choice.

The book’s narrative also uses words to the effect that, ‘It takes a great deal of effort to eradicate the effects of the ego.’ No it doesn’t. The mystic experience does that for you automatically, axiomatically … Spiritually undeveloped human effort doesn’t matter.

You don’t even have to obey or submit when you have the mystical experience of Reality. You can’t. Reality engulfs you in Itself.

There is also an extraordinary exhortation to ‘talk’ to ‘God’ directly. Really!!!!?

Mystics know everything derives from Reality in Reality’s own good time, including humans and ‘mysticism’. We have no say in the matter. Reality communicates with us, not the other way round.

Reality communicates Reality whenever and wherever Reality likes, whether we like it or not. (And I’m not aware Reality even ‘talks’ by using words anyway).

All we can do is shut up, close our eyes and listen. The rest eventually follows as the day the night – also whether we like it or not!

There is also much mention of ‘Hell’, ‘Heaven’ and ‘God’ in this book. These are religious, human cultural constructs, primitive shadows of the real thing. Religions, God or gods did not exist in my MERs in any shape or form. They are no part of humanity’s destiny.

And while the book’s detailed round up of the story of mysticism seems valuable at first, the book degenerates into an attempt to codify the uncodifiable by making mysticism a teachable, utilitarian human construct. It evangelises, preaches and teaches at length …

Sadly the point of view of the book throughout is stubbornly human oriented. Yet the mystic experience shows the human condition is relatively inconsequential to Reality. Reality’s destiny for us – the impermanent, short lived human race – is cosmically different to what we are now.

However, not to throw out the baby withn the bath water, there might be genuine MER experience here too. Some early parts of the book could “speak to your condition” as the Quakers say.

Not everything in it will be relevant to you all the time but the book might be worth keeping by you so long as spiritual discrimination and discernment are applied.

You might find it useful for dipping into for personal relevance as long as you avoid the cookie cutter preaching and teaching attempts to do what only Reality can do.

*Visit Jane Sutherland’s blog

(Ms. Sutherland’s post where this book is mentioned could also take you into depths that might make it worth carefully reading her other writings for insights, possible first hand experiences, validations and kindly suggestions. This address takes you to her other blog posts).

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THE GOAL? 2.

A previous post under the above heading said, “Being everything I am and nothing of what I am not.” A follower wrote to me with two comments:

QUESTION: “…nothing of what I am not” does that refer to being devoid of any traits derived from ego and being human?

ANSWER: Yes! From birth, history shows how our true identity is entombed in the cultural consequences of human lust, anger, greed, attachment and ego. We believe this is our true identity. It’s not.

Mystics have seen a very different destiny for humans after death, a joyous, loving, spiritual destiny where we truly belong, not a material nor necessarily biological one.

We think we’re here to become better humans. We’re not. Historic mystic experience of Reality, (MER), proves otherwise. 

Q: A pure being here on earth is an impossible achievement for 99% of the population I think.

A: The nearest we get to ‘purity’ is the experience of the mystics and seekers. They are probably 10% of the world’s population at any time.

Mystics know what they have experienced of Reality is caught, not taught so generally keep to themselves. Reality is the only teacher of Reality.

Seekers are those the Christian bible refers to as those who were born with the instinct to hunger and thirst after righteousness. They know merely being a better human is not our life’s purpose, though they acknowledge their responsibilities as a spouse, parent, friend and citizen while here. Do No Harm could be their motto …

The remaining 80% of the population are generally oblivious to Reality or the existence of mystics and seekers.  They’re often unkindly referred to as sleep walkers. I prefer to think of them as being worthy of great respect as Reality’s seedlings.

Why I posted ‘Being everything I’m meant to be and nothing of what I’m not’ was to emphasise my encouragement to a long time follower of the Blog. He realised he is a Seeker and has been battling his worldly attachments ever since. Occasionally he loses the thread, gets frustrated, depressed …

The human path to Reality is like that! Life is like ricocheting down a tunnel, frequently banging ourselves on the sides, out of control, suffering each time as a consequence. But Seekers eventually find themselves more in control, then stay calmly centred as they’re supposed to be – like developed mystics …

All Is Well.

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“MYSTICISM IS NOT RETREAT”

“Although mystics sometimes retreat from the outer world to develop a deeper awareness of inner reality, mysticism itself does not require retreat. Becoming a mystic does not require an escape from the so-called “real world.” In fact, “practical mysticism” calls upon us to be very present and aware of whatever is going on in the world, without buying into its illusions.”

MYSTICISM AND MAGIC ebook by Jon Munday, PhD.

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SCIENCE CATCHING UP WITH MYSTICS?

Are these recent quotations by scientist Professor Donald Hoffman an indication of a shift in scientific acceptance of the mystic experience of Reality?

They almost make you wonder if he is repeating what he’s read here! (which, I hasten to add, I’m sure he hasn’t) :

Consciousness is “subjective”, “individual”;

Consciousness “is not made up by the brain”;

There are … “no experiments that prove consciousness is made up by the brain”;

“Everything is consciousness”;

“Consciousness is ultimately fundamental to the universe”.


Donald David Hoffman is an American cognitive psychologist and popular science author. He is a professor in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, with joint appointments in the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science, and the School of Computer Science. (Wikipedia).

He was being interviewed on Closer To Truth on UTube by Robert Lawrence Kuhn who is a public intellectual, international corporate strategist and investment banker. He has a doctorate in neuroscience and is the author and editor of over 25 books. (Wikipedia).

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I AM NOT ‘I’ !

After his recent inner experiences a follower wrote to me, “Somehow something of the ‘I’ had to remain to be influenced, to grow myself and maybe those I encounter.”

My experiences are entirely different.

My reply was that in my experiences ‘I’ gets in the way of spiritual development. ‘I’ clutters spiritual progress.

‘I’, being human, and particularly the mind with its cultural accretions, have nothing whatsoever to do with human development. They are attachments.

All human lust, anger, greed, attachments and ego get in the way. Fortunately they wither under Reality’s influence.

But the followers’, “‘I’ had to remain to be influenced, to grow myself and maybe those I encounter”, particularly worries me.

As I have shared many times, Reality is caught, not taught. We can’t do Reality’s work for it!

As human history shows, we, including mystics, can’t evangelise, teach or prosyletise, the mystic experience of Reality, (MER). The experience is ineffable, not explainable. Only Reality can gift it.

Even scholars and scientists admit to MERs absolute ineffability.

So ‘I’ certainly doesn’t “have to remain”. But not to worry. If the follower is under Reality’s influence ‘I’s eventual disappearance will become joyfully apparent in Reality’s own good time …

All Is Well.

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PERENNIALIST vs. MATERIALIST “INCONSEQUENTIAL”?

In all the confusion of human attention to the perennialist view of the world versus the view that the only explanation of existence is the physical, material world, the mystic experience of Reality MER tends to get lost.

The materialist view is that Reality is what we experience by touch, sight, hearing, and a brain/ mind limited to experiment, logic and reason, not personal experience.

Materialism rejects subjectivity, ‘feelings’ and emotions as pathological, twisting things from the truth.

On the other hand, the full perennial explanation is that Reality is everything and we are a part of That – everything directly experienced but also everything material, physical, personal, biological, botanic or anything else. We are part of a Reality that rules everything. Reality is beyond infinite.

Nevertheless, many perennialists lose the way by assuming perennialism is obviously all about the human condition. It’s not.

The rarely acknowleged actual direct personal experience of Reality that mystics encounter, (MER), encompasses both perennialism and materialism/matter, as well as all things beyond present ordinary human comprehension or experience.

Are mystics part of a cosmic evolution, a direct, personal growing consciousness of Reality beyond present ordinary human or perennialist and materialist ability to comprehend?

If the Pareto principle that only 10 per cent effort produces 90 outcome can be applied here, then if seekers and mystics are 10 per cent of the world’s population, are there possibly millions of living humans called to be, or who already are mystics?

Is consciousness growing through seekers and mystics, (with or without mainstream human cognition)?

Is real infinite cosmic consciousness only revealed to individuals selected for reasons yet unknown who are seekers and mystics?

If so, is the argument between perennialists and materialists utterly inconsequential to Reality’s purpose?

All Is Well.

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“CONTEMPORARY VIEWS” OF MYSTICISM

Taken with permission from Ron Krumpos’ book, The Greatest Achievement In Life. This free ebook has been downloaded over 70,000 times and is being republished as a printed book.

Ron has degrees in philosophy from Northwestern University, Lucknow University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a long time follower of this Blog:

Many contemporary mystics are laypeople who seldom speak about religion, although most are quite religious. Mysticism, for them, is considered a mode of being, not a question of their faith.

These people are not trying to convince you or asking you to agree with what they say. They are merely attempting to explain their own direct awareness. They have no desire to describe their mystical experiences. Application to living is far more important. It is all-embracing discernment.

Almost every person feels that their life is lacking in some way, although they are seldom able to define it. There always seems to be something missing. True mystics feel wholeness often. It is not a temporary absorption in divine union. Rather, it is identifying with the divine essence everywhere. Living, for them, usually expands beyond their own immediate sentiments, thoughts and sensing.

“Just let it be.” Many mystics today have said that, in various ways. We frequently do try to control our lives. To some extent that is possible. Much of what happens, however, is beyond our control. Acceptance is a positive spin on surrender. We must accept what is, or actively change it to something better. Mark Twain said “the worst things in my life never happened,” yet caused needless worry. Conversely, the best things in life often occur without any planning or expectations. Dealing with what is should be our priority. We must live in the present, rather than dwell on the past or the future.

Existence is not just a mental exercise, despite what some Eastern schools of mysticism may seem to imply. There are emotional and physical factors of equal importance, which might be stressed too much in the West. For mystics, mind and body, and their emotive interaction, are less significant than the spiritual essence underlying them. A mind without spirit would be lethargic; a body without spirit would be ailing; lacking spirit in both can actually cause physical death. Life is not only becoming, it is being here and now.

Rebirth is conceived as being born in another body, after death in this life. For “born again” Christians, it is reaffirmation of their faith while still alive. Contemporary mystics sometimes speak of being born again. After absorption in oneness, they view existence from a broader perspective. The universal essence, which had engulfed them, is later felt as background to everything they experience. Living has greater purpose*, even if they cannot explain it in words. Realizing eternal life is present currently, they do not fear death.

Religions today usually concentrate on earthly being, within the confines of space and time. They seldom mention either mysticism or eternity. Many books about Judaism, Christianity and Islam omit their mystical tradition. Much current literature by Buddhists only touch on the Dharmakaya or Nirvana. The mystical quest for unity is still a vital part of Hindu movements, but most people in modern India are now more concerned with secular interests.

Many mystics disassociate themselves from orthodox beliefs and practices, which is resented by many of their religion’s members. Some reinterpret the scriptures and prophesies of their faith, which upsets some of its leaders. The priorities of mystical traditions are frequently at odds with the mainstream of their institutional faith. They concentrate on the eternal here and now, partially manifested in space and time, yet also transcendent to each and both.

“What about eternal life?” Most people who even consider it may regard it as after passing on. It can, however, be realized both consciously and presently. What we call this life might be just like watching and performing in a play on stage. The concluded acts we call the past. The following acts, termed the future, have yet to be presented. For true mystics, here…now…this moment is Reality. It is not merely an intermission. It is truly boundless and endless.

Many of these essays use symbolic terms, as did most quotations of mystics. “How do they relate to everyday living?” If you looked at a movie film (not digital), frame by frame, you would not grasp the meaning of the complete picture. When you look at this life, hour by hour, day by day, you cannot see it in its whole context. Even if you could review one mortal life in its entirety, its greater spiritual significance would be missing. Life is all of existence.

“How can one person possibly relate to all of existence, let alone to the spiritual essence which underlies it?” That is what mystics are conscious of, sometimes momentarily and, rarely, throughout every day. “Can you believe in a personal God and be a mystic?” Most of them do. “Can you be an atheist and a mystic?” A few are. God is the supreme concept of that essence which is God beyond God.

“God is a concept and not a reality?” God is as real as you want God to be. The divine essence is Reality, even if you do not believe in God. It is another mystical paradox. “Why can’t it be simple?” It is simple…it simply is. It is our minds which add the complexity.

*Their feeling, thinking and actions become for the soul, the whole and all, not for “I, me” and “my.” Their sense of being reaches beyond limited personal concerns.

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THE GNOSTIC EXPERIENCE – ARE HUMANS RELEVANT?

Some mystics would tell us the only spiritual life worth talking about is the experiential kind, not the religious. 

Why we are here is based on inner experience, gnosis, not the expectations of our country of origin, tradition, culture, teachings or habits.

Gnosis is connection to Reality.  Those who have experienced it are marked by a reluctance to talk about it. 

What we know of it suggests it is spontaneous, though some religious teachers claim they can induce it in their pupils by special disciplines.  the Jesus of the Christian bible said his message was only for those already prepared by his God, perhaps a reference to the experience of gnosis. Bible and mystical references suggest it can’t be earned or deserved. 

Anecdotal evidence suggests the experience happens to those aged between 20 and 30. Each experience brings with it a sense of departure from the body. 

While it lasts, the feeling is of being infused as if anaesthetised with a profound sense of joy. Everything that exists or has ever existed belongs intensely to the one having the experience. There is no absence of time, just no such thing as time. 

It is as if the subject is being observed with benign indifference, as if their existence is unremarkable, as if they are an essential part of a reality in which they exist for ever.

The experiences come with an undetectable gentleness as if from an infinite, unassailable strength. There is a sense that the even greater Reality is waiting nearby. Afterwards, some subjects conclude they are given as much of the experience as they can bear. As the experience begins to leave the loss is fought against with agitation and sadness, and a panicky sense of loss.

The experiences do not lead the subject to want to be a better human being.  They can even make the subject impatient with being human at all. Being a “better”, a “good”, human being, become givens, “fruits of the spirit”. After such experiences these attributes seem axiomatic, automatic, needing no effort to achieve. 

This gnosis is not anthropomorphic, human centred, not even biological.

Gnosis makes a clear distinction between the human spirit and what humans call the Holy Spirit, that which is of man, (matter, morality and ethics), and that which is Real, pure, the soul.

The soul is a part of what those who have the gnostic experience then know as their true identity, an identity which is part of a whole to which they will eventually return permanently.

The sense is that the soul is merely placed in the human mind and body in order to experience matter and when that is satisfactorily accomplished, when the soul is pure spirit, then the body is discarded and the mind is shelved as no longer required. Only souls are eternal, not humans.

All Is Well. 
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Note: This was originally posted in 2016 and is posted here again in slightly re-edited form. It is a restatement of my Mystical Experiences Of Reality, (MER) several times a year from my late 14 years to 35 years of age.

SCHOLASTIC PAPER CONCLUDES NEED FOR MYSTIC ACCEPTANCE

Following is the Abstract of a paper by George Drazenovich and Celia Kouric of the University of South Africa called Mysticism and Mental Health, published September 2010. 

Selected excerpts follow the Abstract. They warn of the dangers of ignoring the mystic experience:

“ABSTRACT

“Contemporary research suggests that a path is now open for critical dialogue between mysticism and mental health.  

“Data are accumulating regarding the frequency which mystic experience occurs in the general population. 

“Social science researchers are undertaking studies to determine whether people can differentiate between the pressure of a mystical experience and other types of experiences that occur in their lives.  

“Psychologists are developing clinical criteria by which the mystical experience can be differentiated.  

“Neuropsychotic researchers are experiencing the effects of the mystical experience by the way of enhanced brain energy. 

“Theologians are opening up the received wisdom of the mystical tradition and applying it to present historical content.

“This paper drew these diverse disciplines together to demonstrate an emerging consensus with respect to the efficacy of mysticism in the field of mental health.”

EXCERPTS

(Saint Ignatius of Loyola’s mystical experiences are mentioned.  Having taken his lengthy stringent emotional course, “The Spiritual Exercises”, with an experienced Jesuit Master, I was interested in the reference that reveals Saint Loyola’s battle-battered personal history.  After that apparently he had profound, life changing recurring spiritual revelations. It’s said they lead him to create the Jesuits. 

“Saint Ignatius warned about the ‘battlefield…on which our souls are engaged in the struggle that frustrates the integration of our destiny’ “.

 “…the neurological basis of the mystical mind allowing us to appreciate the fact that the mystical experience is a constitutive aspect of our natural human life.”

“Given the frequency of reported mystical experiences, the scientific exploration of this dimension of human experience is important.”

“Contemporary research in mysticism illustrates that the mystical experience is an integral aspect of the human person and the recovery of the mystical experience will fulfill a much needed void in society.”

“A society that denies the mystical…will fall into various forms of pathological pseudo mysticism…nationalism, militarism, fascism, technology, consumerism, fundamentalism, new ageism, asceticism, and psychologism.”

“Neuropsychology and the social sciences have joined with spirituality in the articulation of mysticism…leading to an emerging consensus with respect to the efficacy of the mystical experience in people’s lives.”

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REALITY’S PURPOSE IS ….

The materialists in academia think the brain is limited to utilitarian human purposes. But mystics know that is not the brain’s primary purpose..

Scholars and scientists propose the brain makes up the phenomenon of the historical mystic experience of Reality (MER). To prove it they feverishly examine all aspects of the live or dead human brain’s structural, chemical, hydraulic, and electrical workings but to no avail spiritually, yet spirituality is what humans are all about ….

The brain is not a human tool that can be used to crack open a full realisation of the immensity of Reality.

One day they’ll acknowledge the failure of this materialistic approach. They’ll accept the brain is primarily a receiver of Reality’s intent. Everything we do, know and are flows from that.

‘Knowing’ this as I do convinces me the human individual is the prime purpose of Reality, not communality, collectivities, ideologies, ‘modern tribalism’, religious mindstuff and all such mass coercions inflicted on us by the primitive human mind …

That’s why an enlightened mystic can never be a mystic christian, muslim, hindhu, jew, left winger or right winger, etc. Suchlike is impure human ‘manmukh’ and as such, irrelevant to Reality’s purpose.

The individual, all individuality in all things, is Reality’s prime creation and purpose.

All Is Well.

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IS ‘REALITY’ JUST ANOTHER NAME FOR ‘GOD’?

NO!  

The true experience of Reality is defined by markers common to all such true experiences throughout history. But revealing them here could encourage pretenders so I won’t.

Sufficient to say the traditional tribal, cultural ‘God’ of war, threats, bullying, misogyny, land theft, exclusion, plagues, disasters, coercion, fantasy, deceit, anger, favouritism, anthropomorphism and religions, are no part of the mystical experience of Reality, (MER) which so ensnared our culturally limited, undeveloped ancestors. Is this why religion all over the world is now dying?

MER is the very antithesis of such ‘godlike attributes’.

There are many names throughout history for phenomenal experiences, including the word ‘God’. Not all of them are true mystical experiences of Reality. 

I was brought up to believe in a God before my experiences began. I expected, and was bewildered, disappointed, when there was no ‘God’ of any description in any of those experiences, then or after.

I am beginning to think the make up of the Reality I experienced throughout 15 years of my life from the age of 15 is made up of the same elements found in the cosmos, including humans.

We’re told these elements include water, oxygen gas, O2, and most organic compounds, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, proteins, nucleic acids and thousands of others science doesn’t have a reason for them being there …

Nevertheless, the Reality mystics experience is not human. Reality may have all these ingredients but they are on a completely different, commanding, creative level to our as yet undeveloped selves.

Reality is in charge, according to my revelations. Reality is beyond our limited free will. It is benign, asks for nothing, not even worship or prayers. In my experience Reality is only interested in individuals. It is loving beyond human experience or description. And we are of it. The experience of Reality is an experience of total joy and trust beyond description. That’s the very basic mystic experience of Reality. 

The word ‘God’ in any language describes a false, human fantasy, ‘God’ is not the Reality in which we really live – whether we know it yet or not.

All Is Well.

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THE LANGUAGE OF REALITY?

I’ve already expressed my instinct that a form of telepathy is Reality’s mode of communication.

This fits my long time intuition that in Reality, where all things are perfect, there are no ‘names’ so presumably no word-language either …

I realise I mistakenly thought I had ‘heard’ words in two of my particular experiences of the mystical experience of RealIty (MER).

I’ve come to realise there’s even more to it than that. The times I thought some experiences were in heard words, they weren’t.

Though the communications were clear and precise, which made me think they were words, I realise now the experiences enveloped my brain and body without word-language more like a very subtle infusion.

Now I also feel the messages were mystic intuitions, “unlearned knowledge … profound insights into the unlearned knowledge”* transmitted through what some might call a form of telepathic instinct.

This is what leads me to think Reality is beyond using the human logic and reason of mere ‘language’.

If true, this goes a long way to understanding the “eureka” principle of scientific discovery, the instincts and intuitions that are such a part of scientific endeavour.

*Dr H. Spencer Lewis, PhD.

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ARE SCIENTISTS AND ACADEMICS PURSUING THEIR OWN HUBRISTIC TAILS?

Are Science and Academia pursuing their own tails when they insist on being able to reduce Reality into human understanding? It can’t be done, not in my experience.

I came to this doubt again whilst watching Dr. Marilyn Schlitz and others being interviewed on YouTube’s otherwise excellent, “Closer To Truth” broadcasts.

I realised as I watched how for reasons as yet unknown, Reality only invites some humans, (who become known as mystics), into the experience of Itself.

This actual, individual, personal experience is the most secure pass key known to man. It only enables some humans, for reasons yet unknown, to experience Reality.

However, even these mystics don’t seem to have the attributes to experience the fullest length, depth and breadth of Reality’s existence, not this side of death anyway …

And scientists and scholars are not presently going anywhere. Perhaps they’re not mean’t to … despite Albert Einstein’s conclusion:

“… the sensation of the mystical .. is the server of all true science.”

All Is Well, human hubris notwithstanding.

Keith.