Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Mystical Encounters with the Natural WorldExperiences and Explanations$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Paul Marshall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199279432

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199279438.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 12 December 2019

‘Being All, Knowing All, Loving All’

‘Being All, Knowing All, Loving All’

Phenomenology

Chapter:
(p.49) 2 ‘Being All, Knowing All, Loving All’
Source:
Mystical Encounters with the Natural World
Author(s):

Paul Marshall (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199279438.003.0003

The classic characterizations of extrovertive mystical experience by R. M. Bucke, Rudolf Otto, W. T. Stace, and R. C. Zaehner are summarized and their limitations exposed. The author proceeds to give a more nuanced description of extrovertive phenomenology, based on his study of a large number of mystical accounts. Several kinds of extrovertive unity are distinguished, and details are given of other notable characteristics: self-transcendence, expansive knowledge, all-encompassing love, visual and auditory phenomena, altered time-experience, presences and realities, somatic phenomena, paranormal phenomena, and fusion of characteristics, including synaesthesia. The experiences are often uplifting, but there can be disturbing features too, especially in cases associated with drugs, mental breakdown, and kundalini arousal.

Keywords:   Bucke, Otto, Stace, Zaehner, unity, God, reality, body, kundalini, paranormal

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .