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Mysticism Unlocked

Emmanuel J. Karavousanos, Guest Writer
Waking Times

The mystic gains knowledge, intuitive knowledge of consciousness through that flash of insight known as, the mystical experience.  If the mystic had not gained this realization, he would not have gained that spiritual gift. Let us consider an explanation for this greatest of all enigmas.

It was historian James Harvey Robinson who said, “We do not think enough about thinking.” Philosopher Alfred North Whitehead wrote, “Familiar things happen and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.”  We know familiar things – thoughts — are taking place in the mind almost continuously if not continuously. Is it possible that we know this superficially and not as we should — intuitively! Not knowing why a mystical experience occurs, each of us naturally and understandably takes the thinking process for granted, accepts it as it is and quickly, understandably and naturally moves on in life ignoring any serious look at consciousness or the consciousness dilemma.

Below are quotes providing overwhelming and irrefutable evidence that we must look toward the analysis of familiar, obvious and known things and things we take for granted. Why are we encouraged to consider analyzing what is already so, so well known to us? Could it be it is because we could and would gain, intuitively gain, that which we know only on the surface — superficially? We know consciousness, but do not know our higher state — the mystical state! If we knew consciousness intuitively, we too would be mystics. Yes, we must analyze that which we superficially know — our ordinary state of mind! It is our individual thoughts that we must consider and ponder! It can be seen that with the quotes below the incentive is now there for all of us to reach for that treasured gift — the mystical experience!

Simply taking 2 or 3 moments once or twice a day and actually considering thoughts, thoughts that are there in the so-called present, it is then that insight — mystical insight — can and will be triggered! Our individual thoughts must be considered and looked upon as interferences, disturbances or even as “hang-ups.” In time, one will suddenly see – intuitively realize — all his/her thoughts as being intererences to peace of mind. This can only arrive from within through devotion to the analysis of what is already obvous and known to us. Yes, it is obvious we are aware of being conscious, but we must realize that this is known only  on the surface — superficially.

With the above we may now understand that in order to gain the mystical state, it is necessary to analyze that which is already known or in reality, known only on the surface. Again, if we knew it fully, intuitively, we would already have attained the gift of the mystical state. Yes, we can gain that higher state of mind through the analysis of our incoming thoughts.  Thoughts are always there in the present and though this is known, it can and must, must be intuitively realized. There is, here and now, more than adequate evidence for us to begin analyzing our incoming thoughts. “We do not think enough about thinking” is not to be dismissed. This coupled with the idea that Gustav Ichheiser put forth: “Nothing evades our attention as persistently as that which is taken for granted.” Early in life we take our thinking for granted and operate solely on our intellect. The evidence cannot but lead us to consider the analysis what is already obvious and seemingly known.

The evidence supporting analysis of familiar, obvious and known things, and things we take for granted:

Familiar things happen and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. ~ Alfred North Whitehead

Nothing evades our attention as persistently as that which is taken for granted. ~ Gustav Ichheiser

Because it’s familiar, a thing remains unknown. ~ Hegel

The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it. ~ Kahlil Gibran

That’s the way things come clear.  All of a sudden! And then you realize how obvious they’ve been all along. ~ Madeleine L’Engle

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious. ~ George Bernard Shaw

The best place to hide a needle is in a stack of needles. ~ Robert Heinlein

There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious — because the obvious is what people need to be told. ~ Dale Carnegie

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted. ~ Aldous Huxley

The unapparent connection is more powerful than the apparent one. ~ Heraclitus

About the Author

For some 50 years Emmanuel Karavousanos, a layman, has engaged himself in his first love, the study of consciousness. He authored “The Gift of Mystical Insight,” a book that for the first time, offers an explanation of why a mystical experience occursand how this precious gift can be attained by each of us. Mysticism, this greatest of all dilemmas has now been clarified and can be understood through that which Whitehead and others described as, “analysis of familiar, obvious and known things and things we take for granted.” Mysticism need no longer be viewed as mystical! It is in creating an atmosphere where each and every individual gains an interest in the study of his or her own consciousness. Knowing one’s self is recognized, more than ever, as something deeply needed by our world. This most profound need is seen in the continual killings that have occurred in the past 2 years or so and are fresh in our minds. Most people seem to operate almost entirely on intellect while ignoring our very deep need for insight. Karavousanos worked in the investigations field for 33 years, which helped him prepare for this breakthrough in the consciousness field. Explaining it logically, the mystical experience, the onset of the mystical state, is no longer a great conundrum. At age 80 Karavousanos’ interest is no longer in money or fame. He lives in Bellerose, NY and devotes his time to his studies, to his 2 children and 6 grandchildren. You can each him at

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  • Obviously, the world’s owners/rulers (fake-Jewish Khazarian Zionist banksters) are psychotic monsters. Their covert new world order plan is obviously too heinous and diabolical for most good folks to believe. Hence, it proceeds on schedule, unencumbered.

    Since they’ve successfully demonized democracy in the mind of Mankind, We have no viable means to unite against them. So, I pray for a supernatural force, a benevolent alien invasion, a spiritual awakening or planet wide DNA upgrade to save Us from their NWO plan of an austere “Soilent Green” reality. God save Us!

    • halderon

      Mysticism is having a Mystical Experience, and a car is sorta like having an automobile experience. The human mind searches for complexity-that is why familiar objects don’t inspire a great deal of thought. Complexity is life-if you were familiar with each time a neuron fires, you would be aware 150million times a second-the complexity of the human body is astounding with functions going on completely hidden from your consciousness, but readily available to an M.R.I.Now there is a thought that requires further investigation,which requires more attention than staring at my desk.We pay no heed to familiarity because it serves no purpose. That’s why we reach for the stars, while you would have us study pine cones.

      • It is completely understandable that one can see no use in analyzing something that is already obvious. The question is this: is that which is already obvious known superficially, or is it known intuitively? It is clear and obvious that we know we are conscious, but is it known intuitively. It only becomes known when we reach … higher consciousness. So analyzing something known only on the surface, can and will trigger insight. In the consciousness realm it will trigger the mystical experience. Most people have their minds fixed and fail to see the importance of analyzing familiar, obvious and known things and things taken for granted. If one reads the end of the article I submitted, “Mysticism Unlocked,” he or she will see that there are a number of prominent names that comment on the importance of analyzing what is already familiar, known or obvious and taken for granted. Sadly, it is ignored. It has been said that certainy is murderous. Well, it may not be murderous, but it certainly is self-inflicted blindness.

  • Adam Evenson

    There is another well-known way to put it: familiarity breeds contempt. In my life, I have extended the cliche so that it’s no longer passe. At least in my life, that is.

    My extension is this: familiarity breeds contempt; contempt breeds hatred, and hatred breeds war. Thus, what the article describes is a war by the familiar, against the familiar. I’ve been both spectator in this war and soldier in the trenches at the same moment. I’ve seen so few advances by the “good guys,” it seems all is lost.

    The matrix/miasma, in which humankind is ensconced (and/or which simply invaded/pervaded from sources outside of, and alien to, humanity), is inescapable except through what the author points out, inner seeking, examining one’s own miasm of neural activity and realizing what it’s about.

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