Originally posted by LesMisanthrope
A mystical experience can be defined as a visit to a supersensory realm, or realities that are of a kind not accessible by way of sense perception.
Therefor these 'realities' are merely dream-states, drug-induced breaks from reality and self-hypnotized views. All of these 'mystical
experiences' amount to nothing more than tricking the brain and senses into seeing something that is not actually there, and then endowing it with
some sort of truth to perpetuate a religious way of thinking. The purpose of this seems to be escapism or because life is not fulfilling enough.
Hey Les, how are you?
Well, another realities = dream-states.... interesting.
Its been evidence of contemplation that people can solve problems more easily
if they can sleep over it, so the 'mind' gets more imaginative and by dream state
you get a full brain activity instead of just left brain imperative or dominant logic
processing when awake.
So, in a way, the "dreams" are incorporated into real life. BUT, remember a
dream is difficult, so by these results in productivity that processing is relayed
Dream-state also is reality. Our body is shut down by some phisiological process (couldnt
find the link, sorry) to prevent us to jump the window while sleeping. So the brain
is aware that what IT is experiencing is NOT real... but, as said earlier, much is
retained in subc memory, acessed after.
Ever tryed to retain memory of dreams? Its hard. One needs patience, journals and
serious motives to keep on doing that.
Question is: if altered states of the brain is good for a human being to hunt better
in the forest, why he cant keep all that processing information at bay? Why it has
to go down the rabbit hole?
Another question: how people day dream? isnt it dangerous for the body to have that
period of contemplation and not to pay attention to the environment? it could get
Seems like bad design to me, or the function serves another purpose?