Ward, R H - The All is the One
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
R H Ward – A Drug Taker’s Notes
I knew, I understood, I actually was far more than I normally knew, understood and was. I put it in this way because I had no impression of suddenly receiving new knowledge, understanding and being. Rather I felt I was rediscovering these things, which had once been mine, but which I had lost many years before.
While it was altogether strange, this new condition was also familiar; it was even in a sense my rightful condition. Meanwhile, what was becoming unreal, slow and clumsy was the ordinary world I was leaving behind………
I reached a state of complete and spontaneous lucidity, where there was not the slightest need to ‘think’. One simply knew; and one knew, not merely one thing here and another there, and all of them quite unknown to ordinary consciousness; one knew everything there was to know. Thus one knew that everything was one thing, that real knowledge was simultaneous knowledge of the universe and all it contains, oneself included. It was perfectly true, what one had read in books; in reality – as opposed to the comparative unreality in which we live – the All is the One