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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