Mystic

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A Mystic is an individual who regularly induces Connection with the express purpose of exploring, understanding, and writing about The Fabric of Consciousness and her/his experiences with it.

List of Mystics

Mystics > Agehananda Bharati, Bernard of Clairvaux, Emanuel Swedenborg, Howard Thurman, Julian of Norwich

Plotinus, Eckhart, Isaac Luria

R. C. Zaehner,[1]. Z. notes that his experiences was triggered by his third reading of Arthur Rimbaud's Ô saisons, ô châteaux' from Une Saison en Enfer ("A Season in Hell").

Notes

A mystic is "an artist of a special and exalted kind, who tries to express something of the revelation he has received, mediates between Reality and the race."[2]

"Mystics are the pioneers of the spiritual world, and we have no right to deny validity to their discoveries, merely because we lack the opportunity or the courage necessary to those who would prosecute such explorations for themselves.[3]

A mystic is a person who says Ί am a mystic,' or words to that effect, consistently when questioned about his most important pursuit" (p. 25); and (2) the mystic must have the "zero-experience" of an "... intuition of numerical oneness with the cosmic absolute, with the universal matrix, or with any essence stipulated by the various theological and speculative systems of the world" (p. 25).[4]

A mystic is someone who a) says they are a mystic, b) has a Unity Experience, c) experiments with things that induce mystical experience, d) with a special emphasis on the experience of "bliss." [5]

Footnotes

  1. "I have myself experienced...this and the joy experienced as a result of this uncontrollable and inexplicable expansion of the personality is not to be brushed aside as mere illusion. On the contrary: beside it the ordinary world of sense experience seems pathetically unreal....It is perhaps not without relevance to mention that at the time of this unsolicited experience, apart from a profound dislike of conventional Christianity, I had no religious beliefs of any kind..."Zaehner. Mysticism Sacred and Profane. New York: Oxford University Press, 1969. p. xiii. https://amzn.to/2LcdkCl.
  2. Underhill, Evelyn. Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness. New York: Dover Publications, 2002. https://amzn.to/2C91xNY.
  3. Underhill, Evelyn. Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness. New York: Dover Publications, 2002. https://amzn.to/2C91xNY.
  4. Quoted in Katz, N. “The Light at the Center: Context and Pretext of Modern Mysticism.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 45, no. 2 (June 1977): 260–61.
  5. Bharati, Agehananda. The Light at the Center: Context and Pretext of Modern Mysticism. Ross Eriikson, 1976.
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