Rational mysticism Rational mysticism, which encompasses both rationalism and mysticism, is a term used by scholars, researchers, and other intellectuals, some of whom engage in studies of how altered states of consciousness or transcendence such as trance, visions, and prayer occur. Rational Mysticism Spirituality Meets Science in the This item Rational Mysticism Spirituality Meets Science in the Search for Enlightenment by John Horgan Paperback . In Stock Ships from and sold by . Talk Rational mysticism Rational mysticism is mysticism practiced with a psychological or neurological i.e scientifically rational explanation of mystical experiences Robert Masters and Jean Houston outline a series of games or exercises that use hypnotic trance to explore the capabilities of the mind. Rational Mysticism Spirituality Meets Science in the Jan , Despite the title of Horgan s book, there is really no such thing as rational mysticism This book is a critical discussion of mystical experiences how they happen, what they are like, what they mean, and their effects on people who experience them. Rational Mysticism Sam Harris There is nothing irrational about doing this and Flynn admits as much In fact, such a practice constitutes the only rational basis for making detailed first Rational Mysticism The New York Times Mar , Spiritual tomes ancient and modern promised that mysticism is a route not only to ultimate truth the secret of life, the ground of being but also to ultimate consolation.