MINDRAMP PODCAST - FLOURISH AS YOU AGE

MYSTICISM IS GOOD FOR YOUR MIND

February 13, 2023 Michael C Patterson Season 3 Episode 2
MINDRAMP PODCAST - FLOURISH AS YOU AGE
MYSTICISM IS GOOD FOR YOUR MIND
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What do people undergo when they have a mystical experience, and why would a mystical experience help us to un-muddle our minds? 

In this episode I explain how mysticism is an expression of what I call hemispheric gelassenheit. I use first person accounts of mystical experiences from neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor, the philosopher jiddu Krishnamurti and the primatologist Jane Goodall to explore the common characteristics of a mystical experience and to speculate how it reflects an adjustment of the way the two hemispheres of our brain interact with each other. 

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Introduction
"Hemispheric Gelassenheit"
Mysticism
Jill Bolte Taylor
Jiddu Krishnamurti
"The source of all energy."
Jane Goodall - Notre Dame & Bach
My mystical magnolia
Goodall in the jungle
The disillusion of self (ego); Unity
"A feathered symphony."
Psychedelics
Summary