Alastair I. McIntosh - A Commentary on the ‘Christos’ Technique
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
A Commentary on the ‘Christos’ Technique - Alastair I. McIntosh
Peak experience is a blanket term used to cover a wide range of experiences which may show such features as being overwhelmingly intense and positively valued or ecstatic beyond the normal range of emotions, enlightening, and so on. Values can be generated … which are commonly described by such terms as goodness, truth, essence, wholeness, beauty, etc. As a sensation of fundamental unity is often felt with percepts, it would seem that lesser peak experiences are closely related to the ultimate mystical experience — in which the percipient, amongst other things, feels at one with all which is in existence.
In all cases the experience was induced by my asking subjects in fairly well-developed OBE or similar states to see what might happen if they tried to radiate the strongest possible thoughts of ‘being values’ such as goodness, truth, wholeness, oneness, and, above all, unconditional love for all things. While they did this, I started a tape, playing what might be called ‘transcendental music’ — music which rouses within one higher emotions and sentiments such as are not usually experienced …..