Visions and hallucinations are a recognized type of spiritual experience across many traditions. One one hand, they can be eye-opening moments of transcendence, revelation, and bliss, while on the other hand, they can be terrifying experiences of loss or warning. Whether these experiences come intentionally through practice and the consumption of medicines or psychedelics or spontaneously through a physical or medical condition, the significance and interpretation of these events can leave a deep and lasting impact on the experiencer. Even positive visions may leave someone experiencing depression, pain, or confusion once they “return to reality.” While many mystic traditions were started through practitioners having visions or out-of-consciousness experiences, many traditions also warn against seeking out these experiences or trying to force them to happen, as it can lead to spiritually and physically dangerous results.
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Some people experience visions; they see things in the mind's eye and are not sure what's going on. The term 'visions' covers quite a few phenomena, which I explain in this video. Visions tend to happen to you rather than you needing to evoke them.
Auditory hallucination is one of the most awe-inspiring, terrifying, and ill- understood tricks of which the human psyche is capable. In the age of modern medical science, we have relegated this experience to nothing more than a biological glitch. Yet as Daniel B.
This question is more than a mind-bender. For thousands of years, certain people have claimed to have actually visited the place that, Saint Paul promised, “no eye has seen … and no human mind has conceived,” and their stories very often follow the same narrative arc.