Speaker: Jim Gasperini with Lee Maranto

Mystical Varieties of UU Experience

An unexpected, unearned mystic experience changed my life. It had all the four hallmarks of “mystic experience” identified by William James: ineffability, noetic quality, transiency and passivity. Searching for a place to honor and consider what had happened, I found a UU church. What place does mystic experience have within our faith tradition?