عنوان مقاله [English]
This paper is an attempt to provide a clearer and deeper view of
mystical experience. First, it catches a glimpse of this concept from
above and finds it possessed of different instances, realms, and
dimensions. It then delimits the subject to the common application
of this concept in order to examine the four-fold dimensions of this
state of disclosure, that is, the epistemic, epistemological,
subjective, and emotional dimensions.
Giving a brief survey of the descriptions of this state by some wellknown
researchers in this field such as James, Underhill, Suzuki,
Stace, and Otto, the writer tries to show that the four features of
mystical experience, that is, epistemicity, intuitivity, subjectivity,
and love-centeredness are together qualified as the essence of this
experience due to their foundationality and universality.
Employing a phenomenological approach, the writer tries to prove
that the quintessence of middle-path mystical experience consists in
the immediate and direct knowledge of Reality( reality stripped of
all modes), while in the final step of mystical experience, it is the
direct and immediate knowledge of the unitary reality of being
The article has dealt with mystical experience from a
phenomenological point of view.