New, inspirational, challenging first-hand account of a mystic’s lifetime experiences. Is the mystical experience of Reality (MER) what humans are all about?

Category: Body, Mind and Spirit


About the Book

The Mystical Experience of Reality is a well known non-biological, non-human historical phenomena that engulfed the author as a 14-year-old several times every year until his late thirties, filling him with the experience of a Reality in which all things known and unknown exist at Its behest, guarding, guiding, accepting everything that exists separately, personally, individually. It is benign and uninterested in human wants or constructs such as religions, politics, ideologies.

The Author

The author is what Buddhism would call a pratyekabuddha, a silent buddha whose experience of this Reality was spontaneous, without having been requested or by given human help – a mystic. He insists the experience of Reality is caught, not taught, that it cannot be evangelized or proselytized, worshipped or used. Reality rules. Its ways are not our ways. Our ways are not Reality’s. That’s why Jesus’ mission failed.

Religions are not spiritual, just emotional.

Origins Of The Book

The book started with a Blog, for the author to examine himself and existence in accordance with the way of Reality. Accordingly, he found nothing in humanity worth studying. Knowing Reality is only achieved by experiencing Reality.

This book is a summation of four years of using writing the blog to explore the awareness given him by his engulfment in the mystical experiences of Reality in the hope it will add to the literature on the subject, which is now being more seriously studied around the world than it has ever been by physicists, metaphysicists, philosophers, theologians, psychologists, even cosmologists – and especially Seekers, for whom the author has special messages for their unique hunger and thirst.

The book also seeks to pass on the message Reality gave the author: All is well.


“There are certain activities or states of mind which trigger in me what Abraham Maslow calls “peak experiences”. Reading Keith Hancock’s book, “Mystical Experience of Reality” does just that. Phrases in Keith’s book take me to treasured places. When reading Keith’s words, I feel a deep calling to that state of disembodied serenity. So much of what Keith says, so much of what he describes and the way he tells it rings true to me, speaks of the experiences I have felt. Keith had a series of mystic experiences and in this book he describes both his own mystic experiences and quotes extensively from the writing of others on the subject”

– Anthony Garner,

“I began to read MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE OF REALITY and the one thing I realized right away is that it is so easy to read! Very clear and concise writing. I have it bookmarked and whenever I have a chance, I read a little more. It is a great book!”

– MAYAN SIOjO, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Author Background

Quaker; Sufi initiate; Jesuit studies; MER Blog. Born Lincolnshire, 1936; St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling, where his mystical experiences began; UK journalist;  antiquarian books; senior reporter south London; Mirror reporter; overseas press officer British Tourist Association; editor news magazine; senior PR  consultant, J. Walter Thompson; London PR consultancy owner; emigrated Canada; PR consultancy owner; retired 1995.