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After years of keeping it secret, writer Barbara Ehrenreich opens up about a mystic experience she had as a teenager. It was a moment that caused her to question faith, knowledge, and God: 

"The only words I can put to it after all these years is that the world flamed into life. Everything was alive. There was a feeling of an encounter with something living, not something God-like, not something loving, not something benevolent, but something beyond any of those kinds of categories, beyond any human categories. I don’t know how many minutes this lasted in its full intensity."

Her memoir is called Living With a Wild God 
image by Kris Mukai via NYT

nprfreshair:

After years of keeping it secret, writer Barbara Ehrenreich opens up about a mystic experience she had as a teenager. It was a moment that caused her to question faith, knowledge, and God: 

"The only words I can put to it after all these years is that the world flamed into life. Everything was alive. There was a feeling of an encounter with something living, not something God-like, not something loving, not something benevolent, but something beyond any of those kinds of categories, beyond any human categories. I don’t know how many minutes this lasted in its full intensity."

Her memoir is called Living With a Wild God 

image by Kris Mukai via NYT