Religious Experience

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Revelation
When previously unknown information is imparted through the divine onto an individual.
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Example of a Revelation
Transfiguration of Christ
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Vision
When a subject "sees" something in their minds eye, while being aware that it does not physically exist.
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Example of a vision
Peters Vision
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Conversion
Type 1: Volitional (conscious & voluntary) & Type 2: Self-Surrender (unconscious & involuntary)
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William James (Conversion)
"...a process, gradual or sudden, by which a self, hitherto divided and consciously wrong, inferior and unhappy, becomes unified and consciously right, superior and happy, in consequence of it's firmer held upon religious realities."
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Rambo and Farhadian (Conversion)
Context. Crisis. Quest. Encounter. Interaction. Commitment. Consequence.
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Rudolph Otto
Came up with the numinous (God/Deity). There are 5 aspects to the Numinous; Numinous dread, stupor, the shudder, creature consciousness while simultaneously feeling nothing, and a sense of unworthiness.
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Ninan Smart
Felt Otto was too restrictive. RE is either numinous or mystical.There are 7 features; Ritual, Mythical Dimension, Ethics, Doctrine, Social effects, Experimental & Material.
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W.T. Stace (Mystical Experience)
Extrovertive Mysticism & Introvertive Mysticism
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Extrovertive Mysticism (Stace)
1.Unifying Vision 2.Nothing is dead 3.Objectivity/Reality 4.Feeling of blessedness 5.Holy/divine 6. Paradoxicality 7.Ineffible
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Introvertive Mysticism (Stace)
1.Unitary Consciousness 2.Non-spatial/non-temporal 3.Objectivity/Reality 4.Blessedness/Joy 5.Holy/divine 6. Paradoxicality 7.Ineffible
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Swinburne
5 different experiences of God/Ultimate Reality: 1.Through a common public sensory object 2.Through unusual PSO 3.Through a describable private object 4.Through an indescribable private object. 5.Nothing is seen/heard but there is an experience
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Michael Persinger
RE is nothing more than the brain responding to external stimuli. Stimulating the temporal lobes leads to an experience identical to that of RE
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V.S. Ramachandran
Found important evidence linking temporal lobes with RE. Not unwilling to accept God placed temporal lobes as a means to communicate.
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Transfiguration of Christ

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Example of a Revelation

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When a subject "sees" something in their minds eye, while being aware that it does not physically exist.

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Peters Vision

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Type 1: Volitional (conscious & voluntary) & Type 2: Self-Surrender (unconscious & involuntary)

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