Zenith Experiences | The Sociology of Religion

  1. I’m just glad there is a tangible way to let old emotions go as opposed to merely passively wishing without explaining a practical method to do so.

    After working with Salvia and given the formula to get rid of old emotional energy from past abuse, my solar plexus feels literally like a torch, but moreso a furnace burning garbage, an internal combustion of discovering the root of negative emotion no matter what it is, remember the root (regardless of cause), invoke energy of anger to brush it away, then putting away the anger immediately.

    It appears to spread out in other parts of the body depending on where it  extended to, at least for me.  I also noticed immediate sense of well being, lifted mood, gradual to immediate physical energy, which it feels good to have more of that.

    I copied the release formula as a permanent reminder to stick on my fridge.

  2. Note: I have previously submitted this testimonial to the Mystical Experiences Registry: http://pub5.bravenet.com/guestbook/395054200/#bn-guestbook-1-1-395054200/next/2

    (Apologies if you have already seen this in the course of your research)

Before my mystical experience (ME) I had been socially isolated and psychologically dependent on alcohol for a long time. Late at night after a long Saturday of lone chronic drinking in bars I was walking unsteadily home and suddenly became aware that I did not have my keys with me anymore – lost through a hole in my pocket, which meant I was locked out of my flat until Monday morning. This significant problem on top of pre-existing chronic psychological fragility dropped me into a state of extreme acute despair, and I didn’t care whether I continued to live any more. I lied down on the ground and became serene in correspondence with this detachment from the will to live. As I settled towards sleep I consciously recognized that it genuinely meant nothing to me if someone kicked me to death for my wallet.

This is where things became wonderfully strange. I was re-stimulated to wakefulness by a rising sensation of internal power which reached a level of almost overwhelming joy, peace and positive psychic energy. With it came an unambiguous sense that everything in reality is absolute perfection. After some time (moments?) I consciously framed the question “What’s going on?” This moment corresponded to a retrospective recognition that my ego boundary had temporarily dissolved (a reaction to acute despair?). As the experience attenuated back down to “normal” reality, a voice spoke: “Try your pocket again”. I did so and immediately found the keys that I was convinced were lost. I made it home to sleep for what was left of the night.
It is very significant that the voice communicated objective real information – without this element I could conceivably write off the experience as a highly unusual manifestation of mere neurological dysfunction. It was also not a simple direct outcome of being drunk – I’ve been drunk probably a couple of thousand times, but this experience was as different from drunkenness as any experience can possibly be. The experience has so far been a one-off – nothing remotely similar since.

My immediate analysis of the experience was to reject atheism, and immediately following that I considered that I could not seriously do science anymore (at the time I was employed in university biological science research). It’s not that I think science is invalid – it’s more that the typical problems science addresses have become less compelling to me. I have subsequently engineered myself into a different and more satisfying career path. A sense of well-being persisted for weeks after the experience, and my compulsion to drink was absent over this subsequent period. However, a stressful circumstance caused me to drink again and I was back to my old habit. But this time, drinking was completely hopeless like never before and the consequences reached a sudden new low of appalling which drove me into an AA meeting. I have been free of alcohol ever since (nearly 14 years) and I have met and married my soul-mate (now married for nearly 10 years). There is no more social isolation. The experience marked a distinct positive turning point in the course of my subsequent life.

  • not the transformative type, more like fascinating – and extremely rare. Extraordinary sharpness and detail in each. Two events in recent years. 1) lucid dreaming, a one time event that I would enjoy again. Completely aware of my surroundings, knew I was dreaming, and was able to control my actions within the dream. Navigating what seemed to be a hotel with many restaurants and bars. full color environment. Didn’t know the people and it seemed that the only one that saw me was a quiet woman who was in black-and-White. 2. Rapid series of HD quality images of multiple landscapes/cityscapes. Some with colors just slightly not earthlike. Just before falling asleep. No fear, just amazement.