Mystic Experience and Conversion

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last posted April 6, 2014, 6:33 p.m.

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And, skipping over the details of all his supporting arguments, here's how he explains it.

Picture your memories as a stack of translucent papers with images on them. You can look at those papers in either of two ways.

  1. You can pick up one of the papers and let your eye wander over the picture on it, taking in all the details of that one image.
  2. Or, you can pick up a bunch of papers and hold them all up to the light together. If you did this, the unique details of each would blur away: only the most similar parts shared by most or all of the pictures would stand out.

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