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Dear Eric, 

I work at the leading academic center that researches enlightenment, nonduality, mystical experience, union with the divine, transcendental consciousness, and similar states of consciousness. The academic term for these is persistent non-symbolic experience (PNSE). 
We coordinate, assist, and evaluate psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience research in these areas. Though it is not very well known outside of the university system, amazing work is being done at leading universities worldwide. Collectively millions of dollars has been invested in these studies, and over a thousand research participants are involved on 6 continents. 

Over the past couple of years we've seen several major breakthroughs in understanding the scientific elements of non-duality. We see this work as a complement to the work of people like yourself who are helping people with nonduality. As such, we are reaching out to nondual community leaders to formally connect. Please send us an email at to be added to our register of nondual leaders and practitioners. 

We’re about to publish the most comprehensive research on PNSE and would like to invite you and your group members to a free online presentation of this work this SUNDAY, November 9th @ 5:30 PST. Before taking the results to the wider world, we wanted to start by sharing the results of this groundbreaking and comprehensive study with the nondual community that helped to make the research possible. 

Please click this link to register for this free event. You can also share this link with your group.­ 
I’ve included a link to our center site below. On it you will find several documents and video links so that you can see the scope and commitment we’ve had to this over the years.­ 

Thanks so much, 

Minal Sugandha 
Center for the Study of Non-Symbolic Consciousness­
November 8, 2014 12:15 AM

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Sounds interesting, e...  Please report on the presentation, if you'd like; I'd like to hear how it went.

My interest is in how to postmetaphysically frame such experience. The little I've read of this so far goes into great detail about the details of the experiences, but I'd like to be pointed to the recontextualization. The section on dogmaticism in this paper gets at how such experiences can lead us to certainty about how they support our traditional interpretations, but I'm looking for how such experiences can be interpreted postmetaphysically like we did in this and this thread, the latter being Thompson's research on the topic.

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