Buddhist models of the mind and the common core thesis on mysticism

  • Hank Barendregt
Part of the Publications des Archives Henri Poincaré / Publications of the Henri Poincaré Archives book series (PAHP)


Mystics have experiences that for most people do not occur often in their daily life. This holds in many cases also for the mystics themselves. There is certainly an important component of euphoria in the experience. But it seems impossible to express the experience in ordinary language. Nevertheless, more than one third of the human population is reported to have had a mystical experience, see (Hood et al. 2003).


Mystical Experience Causal Activity Positive Type Negative Type Dark Night 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hank Barendregt
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  1. 1.The L.E.J. Brouwer Institute, Faculty of ScienceRadboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

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