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Probably hard to find now, this book addresses the concept and experience of heightened consciousness. It reports some of the results from a research project done in England, specifically about peoples' direct experiences of the sacred. Another powerful read that lingers long after itthe book is put down.
The Common Experience covered the path to enlightenment propounded by different groups of thought -- namely Hindu, Sufi, Buddhist (various branches), and various Christian mystics. The authors arranged the book by topic. Thus, they have an example on, for example, death and rebirth, and the authors used various excerpts from various realms of thought to treat the topic. Although this provided a diverse set of perspectives, it also induced some ambiguity and confusion because of often contradicto ...more