Mystic Experience and Conversion

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

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As I mentioned before, Gelernter's book is mainly interested computer syntheses of human creative problem-solving, but he devotes a couple of chapters to looking at what his ideas mean for poetry, ancient thought, and spirituality.

Gelernter believes low-focus thought is the medium or music of mystical spiritual experiences.

His argument for this is rich and well worth reading. I can't include it in full here, and I'm afraid to edit it down lest I mutilate it, but you can read a few of the most relevant pages of it in this PDF scanned from the book.

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