This article describes such states of consciousness induced by psychedelic drugs, although they are virtually indistinguishable from genuine mystical experience.
It’s possible to use illusion to create a different reality for oneself, and sometimes even for entire groups of people.
What do you tell yourself while you practice? Would you be embarrassed if your thoughts were suddenly to be piped through speakers to the rest of the class?
Ayurveda not only states that an honest living is necessary, but that it’s a part of the purpose of our lives.
In our Western cultural climate, we are mythologically lost at sea. We pride ourselves on being a society without myth, as we consider ourselves grounded in reason, fact, and rationality.