Nibbanic (or Pure) Consciousness and Beyond

Philosophia 39 (3):475-491 (2011)

Abstract
Pike’s phenomenology of mystical experiences articulates sharply where theological content may enter the structure of Christian mystics’ experiences (as characterized in their own words). Here we look to Buddhist (and other) accounts of pure or nibbanic consciousness attained in experiences of deep meditation. A contemporary modal model of inner awareness is considered whereby a form of pure consciousness underlies and embraces further content in various forms of consciousness, including mystical experiences in different traditions and experiences of full union (with God)
Keywords Consciousness  Inner awareness  Intuition  Mindfulness  Modal model (of consciousness)  Mystic union  Mystical experience  Nibbanic consciousness  Pure consciousness  Phenomenography
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-011-9312-y
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