Though I am not a theist, I nonetheless appear to have mystical experiences. They are not always positive, illuminating, wonderful or envious experiences, they are just very different experiences than what my usual, day-by-day mind usually experiences. And perhaps they are different from yours.
My guess is that most “natural atheists” (people who have never really embraced a religion as an adult) do not share many of my mystical inclinations. And perhaps even only a small percent of religious people actually have many significant mystical experiences either.
Below are my posts illustrating these mystical perceptions of mine;
- Childhood Epiphany: Sitting on the toilet, seeing non-existence
- My Mystical Explosion: a meditative experience, loss of time
- En – Vibrant Connections : EN is central to my philosophy. What is En?
- EN: Fly Fishing : An example of En
- Mini-deaths: How I view and value transitions in life
- The Glory of Insignificance: my sort of “mystical” insight
- Cognitive Mysticism: this is one way to name it
- I am a mystically inclined Atheist : It’s not that bad !
- Cat vs. Monkey Religions : A model of a non-interventionist “god”
- Buses Stacked High with Feelings : A mystical flood while driving to work
- I saw an Angel: while skating
- Transcendence in Mystical Atheists: What is a numinous experience to an Atheist?
- The Wet World of the Web: a sparkling insight I had one morning
- The Mountains Breathe: Is this synesthesia or something else?
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