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  • Religious Experiences
    • Conversion
      • Meaning- conversion means 'change direction' and 'to turn around'.
      • Nicky Cruz
      • Gradual Conversion- Paul's conversion and Umar's conversion.
      • Results
        • loss of worry
        • Sense of perceiving truths not known before.
        • Ecstasy of happiness
      • Martin Luther-  monk and a priest- from faith to faith.
        • After meditating day and night.
      • Sundar Singh
      • Passive and
    • Visions
      • Corporeal visions- only visible to certain people.
      • Imaginative visions- in a person's imagination and no existence external to the person.
      • Intellectual visions
    • Revelations
      • Meaning- is a divine self-disclosure.
      • Propositional revelation- communication of some truth by God to humans through supernatural means.
      • Non-propositional revelations- from a period of 'realisation' coming at the end of a period of reflection.
    • Franks Davis- Evidential Force of Religious Experience
      • Sudden and of short duration.
      • Alleged new knowledge acquired immediately.
      • Alleged new knowledge from external agent.
    • Triggers of Religious Experience
      • Deprivation
        • Lack of sleep.
        • Lack of food
        • Hallucinations/feel dizzy.
      • Music
        • often accompanied by dancing.
      • Prayer
        • In a sense of religious experience is about prayer.
      • Meditation
      • Corporate acts of worship
      • Holy people
      • Holy places
      • Rituals
      • Deprivation
        • Sleep
    • Mysticism
      • word 'mystical' is derived from Greek word 'mu', meaning to close or hide.
      • P.I.N.T
        • Transiency
          • Losing yourself.
        • Noetic quality
          • Knowledge
        • Ineffability
          • Mystical experiences are states of feelings so unlike anything else. Can't comprehend.
        • Passivity
          • acceptance or openess
      • Happold- identified another three characteristics
        • Consciousness of the oneness of everything.
        • Sense of timelessness
        • Understanding that the ego is not the real 'i'.
      • Walter Pahnke
        • Deeply felt positive mood.
        • Sense of sacredness
        • Paradoxically
        • Alleged ineffability
        • Persisting positive changes in attitudes and behaviour.
      • Hindu Mysticism
        • Oldest tradition of mysticism
        • Separateness and individuality of beings and events are held to be an allusion- Maya.
      • Buddhist mysticism
        • Meditation is key aspect of practice in most schools of Buddhist.
      • Jewish mysticism
        • Kabbalah
      • Christian mysticsm
        • 'union with God'.
      • Muslim Mysticism
        • Sufism.
      • Ninian Smart- distinction between numinous and mysticism
        • Numinous experience always involve an awareness of how different the experiencer is to the Deity.
          • Numinous experience usually happens suddenly and unexpectedly, whereas in mysticism there is often preparation.
            • Numinous experience involves sense of dependency on something external.
      • Zaehner
        • Nature
          • Experience of oneness with nature.
        • Monistic
          • Untitled
        • Theistic
          • union or communion with a personal lord or Creation.
    • Numinous experience
      • Otto coined 'numinous'.
      • 'Numen' means 'bow down'.
      • Mysticism tremendum et fascinans.
        • Mysticism
          • Wholly other- normal experience
          • Fascination- the subject of the experience to be caught up in it.
        • Tremendum
          • Awefulness- awe, a sort of profound unease.
            • Energy or urgency
    • Definition- a non-empirical event that cannot be explained.

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