Today I got an email from someone who said:
Well, here in your blog itself, you have all of these people sharing their experiences. Huge voluminous paragraphs detailing all kinds of dramatic experiences, with stars and moons and spatial flight and GIHFs [God In Human Form] popping up with personal guidance and what-have-you. My question is : Why do you ignore them now, now that you do see these experiences spoken of, quite plainly?
This was my response.
As you might expect, I consider that people who say they’ve had experiences of a supernatural reality are either deluding themselves, or other people. Both are possible, of course, if someone believes they’ve had a genuine experience, then tries to convince others that it was real.
I’m reading an interesting book, Selfie.
The author notes that culture is a key ingredient in human experience. This is obvious, of course, when it comes to so-called mystical experiences. How often do Christians have a vision of Krishna? Very rarely, if at all.
Likewise, how often do Sant Mat devotees have a vision of Jesus? Very rarely, if at all.
The only way I could begin to accept that “supernatural” experiences are real would be if everyone who reported that sort of experience had virtually identical descriptions of it. But they don’t.
A few minutes of Googling turned up some examples. Here’s some people who had visions of Jesus.