Do Mystics Perceive Themselves?: JAMES R. HORNE

Religious Studies 13 (3):327-333 (1977)

Abstract

Mystics have always claimed that a very significant kind of self-perception is possible, at the end of certain spiritual disciplines. The self that is then supposed to be known is a unity, identical from one experience to the next, and not to be identified with any particular experiences, such as impressions or ideas, which the self has. In short, mystical testimony supports something like a theory of the essential self as simple and unchanging

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