Hi I am new to this community and although I don't consider myself an Atheist I enjoy learning more about Atheism.
Just curious, let's say someone has a mystical experience while meditating, or performing yoga, and the practitioner claims to have had an experience of
'God'. How does an atheist interpret this? Perhaps just neurological chemical alterations in the brain?
There are all sorts of Swamis and Yogis running around claiming Enlightenment and seeing God within all of creation, blissed out of their minds, transcending samsara and claiming to be One with the Universe. I am curious about the Atheists perspective on these kinds of claims, and their attitudes towards Zen Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta Yoga, as well as Mystics such as Rumi, Meister Eckhart, Abraham Heschel and even Alex Grey.
I'm curious in hearing any feedback whatsoever. Thanks.
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