The scientist Freeman Dyson shared his mystical experience of "cosmic unity" he had as a teenager.
#45 David R. Hawkins’ “First Vision” Account
A mystical experience of a boy in 1939 Wisconsin remarkably resembles many other such "First Vision" experiences in history.
Confessions quote, BHT: My Late Love!
A famous quote from St. Augustine's Confessions, newly translated.
#44 Julie M. Brown’s “First Vision” Account
A psychotherapist tells of her most sacred visionary experience she had back in 1969.
#43 Douglas Harding’s “First Vision” Account
Harding's experience of having no head parallels Joseph Smith's First Vision experience in remarkable ways.
The Mythological Messiah and its Mystical Qualities
I suggest that the mythology of messianism points to qualities of the mystical experience and the awakening of the true Self identity in nondual consciousness.
Eight Points of Agreement of Perennial Wisdom from Contemplatives of Eight World Religions
In the 1980s there was a group of contemplatives from several different religions that gathered to dialogue, and they came up with eight points of perennial wisdom that they seemed to share in their experience of an Ultimate Reality.
#42 Kundalini-like “First Vision” Account
A "First Vision" experience of a woman on the occasion of her father's death.
The Spiritual Fire of Thy Kingdom Come and Coming
Does being spiritual mean being perfectly at peace, or does it inflame the soul to change the world? Perhaps both-and.
1 Thessalonians 1 BHT, Paul's First Words about the Word in the New Testament
An addition to the BHT, which may be the very earliest words written in the New Testament, around 50 AD, in Paul's letter to the family who are gathering in Thessaloniki. Paul is exuberant about their faith, and talks about how they knew it for themselves through the manifestation of the Spirit in themselves, after much suffering, just like Paul and Jesus. Their great example was quickly spreading abroad.