Imagine passing through moments of “death” over and over again as men and women of all races, young and old, during war and peace, in ancient history and more recent decades, sincerely engaging with the narratives through the senses, activating the neurology and physiology of the positive states of release and relief throughout.
It is the ultimate estranging Enlightenment thing to
reduce God to an entity that, like the brain, can be weighed and compared pound
to pound. But then once you have taken that plunge, it is hard to resist going
the whole hog. Is he middle class? Is he even a guy?
to enlightenment and unitary consciousness is a long one. Why is the road so uninviting
and fraught with obstacles where so few seem to have reached the other side,
much less have attained an illuminated body? Might we be holding out because the other
side does not quite live up to our idea of enlightenment?