Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Evelyn Underhill, Mysticism - 4

p. 14: "It is no argument to say that most men see the world in much the same way and that this 'way' is the true standard of reality: though for practical purposes we have agreed that sanity consists of sharing the hallucinations of our neighbors."

p. 18: "Nescio! Nescio!"

How do we know what we know about mysticism? We are so entrenched in the scientific method as the way of knowing. How do we know the realities accessible in mysticism and how do we know that we know? Can the noetic sciences help us with this? What would Evelyn Underhill think of the noetic sciences? How do you measure that which is immeasurable?

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