"But the heart of the mystical vision is not the experience of ineffable sights and sounds or the incommunicable emotions, but the nature of that which is encountered, and which pierces and purifies and integrates."
Mary McDermott Shideler,"In Search of the Spirit"
These are strong strict words for those of us who make our daily bread by experiencing, being experienced, and advocating experience. Sensory awareness is a good practice in opening doors to an encounter. But I agree it is not the only practice, nor a prerequisite for being pierced and purified and integrated.