‘I had a new sort of dream – more like a vision. It felt so real.’

More than a feeling: Christine Downes-Grainger has a sense of knowing

'Maybe consciousness operates on a similar basis to steam, water and ice – three forms of one substance.' | Photo: Javardh on Unsplash.

At a recent Quaker event someone mentioned ‘alienated Quakers’ – people who have stopped attending Meeting because they feel unwelcome. The Friends in question had experienced what we might call ‘phenomena beyond the individual’.

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