Whiteman, J. H. M. The Mystical Life: An Outline of its Nature and Teachings from the Evidence of Direct Experience

Whiteman, J. H. M. The Mystical Life: An Outline of its Nature and Teachings from the Evidence of Direct Experience

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Whiteman, J. H. M. The Mystical Life: An Outline of its Nature and Teachings from the Evidence of Direct Experience; With an Introduction by H. H. Price, Emeritus Professor of Logic, Oxford. London: Faber and Faber, 1961. 1st Edition.

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Joseph Hilary Michael Whiteman (1906-20070 educated in London, Cambridge, and at the University of Cape Town, where he was professor of mathematics, serving in the mathematics department from 1939 to 1971. He was from a young age interested in his inner sensations and recorded his thoughts and experiences on the subject all of his life. He claimed to experience out-of-body sessions and what he termed Active and Continuous Recollection.

The major divisions of this book are I. Prologue [a discussion of mysticism and his methods]; II. The Vision of Archetypal Light; III. The Process of Separation and Return in Experiences Fully 'Out of the Body" IV. The Externalization of Presences: An Introductory Account of Free Separation and Mystical Form Liberation, from Existing Records V. The Human Form of the Spirit: From Personal Records in Full Separation, and VI. Epilogue: The Primary Reality and Causal Power of Mystical Things; Habitual Spiritual Consciousness; Mystical Cosmology and Rebirth.