What is Mystical Experience? Please don't confuse this with Theist babbles.
Often atheists can be as over zealous as theists. What I mean is, they throw the baby out with the wash.
I for one acknowledge mystical consciousness and make no claim to its tie in with proof of a Creator.
I say this because if we're sane, when we open our eyes we distinguish reality from dream worlds. There are some kinds of mental disorders that make persons not easily tell a dream, off line experience, to the daily sensory processing we call real or life.
I as an avocation work with mystical forms that tresspass beyond the accepted and to my mind create a sort of subjective, non drug induced hypnotic reverie.
One piece I include here for samples. Its called Cosmic Riders. (Mp3 File)
That said, the religious community, especially Judeo-Christian faiths, have always strongly condemned any chemical injection or ingestions, causing and blurring of the hum-drum animal existence the sensory modalities provide us.
If any mystical experience either induced by psychotropics or mediataions could be obtained, they denied them or attributed them to works of Satan herself fooling the elect.
So it is with any dimensions beyond our dull animal three-D and time, our brains provide us.
But, wait a minute, I would say, stop and consider the strange Nature of quantum mechanics. Nobody really understands it, but it seems to say time and space are in some ways illusions. Our brains allow us a limited version of the reality because if we sensed more we might go into shock.
During the 1960's before religion forced government to ban all psychotropics, even in the lab, a good start was made in trying to understand how our brains work. What for example is hypnosis?
Why should it work and why doesn't it work with particular types of personalities?
I'll revisit this topic in a future Blog. Thanks for Reading.
I believe all reported experience is in some ways limited and artifical, and in addition, could hardly reject the reports from the meditators or mystics. These experiences qualify as just as real as theSun in the sky and smoke and mirrors.