By Jan F. Brouwer
Jan F. Brouwer's moment booklet "Champions of Enlightenment" discusses the
spirituality of a few of the main well-known thinkers of global heritage, like
Friedrich Nietzsche, Alan Watts, Osho, Etty Hillesum, Aldous Huxley and
many extra. a few you may comprehend already. Others might be new to you. yet
what the entire 30 thinkers during this quantity have in universal is their ecstatic
love for the Divine. watch out. This love may well turn out to be very contagious!
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There is nothing personal about it. It would in fact be detrimental to his scientific work if he would bring the personal in (say, his own wishes or his own predilections). But after he has found the solution, after he has discovered abstract reality, his ecstatic feelings about the discovery are personal, because feelings, due to their close connection with the body, can only be felt personally and never in abstracto. But religion as such, apart from the feelings it generates, is, just like science, an impersonal affair.
Something else needs to be done. You have to make yourself passive and listen. Get into touch with that little piece of eternity inside of you. ) Lord, rather give me wisdom, instead of knowledge. (September 4 1941) How was it possible that such a major shift in consciousness occurred in a young woman of her age that had but only recently outgrown her adolescence? Most people only reach this stage of full grown psychological development in their second maturity (if they reach it at all). Most women of her age are more preoccupied with more mundane affairs like 10 starting a family and finding security in social relationships.
For the mystical experience lies dormant in every psyche and is for everybody a living possibility. Everyone is a mystic by nature. It only needs certain techniques and a certain framework of mind to kindle the mystic flame. It can even be aroused by drugs and anesthesia like chloroform and nitrous oxide (as James himself has tested). Or it may overtake you on sudden moments, out of the blue, with nothing, as it seems, to trigger it. But what exactly is a mystical experience? What are its characteristics?
Champions of Enlightenment by Jan F. Brouwer