Questionnaire for the GWV's Personal Case History with the experience of Meditative Absorption (jhana/samadhi)
Thank-you ever so much for your interest in participating in the GWV personal charismatic case history program. We at the Great Western Vehicle are interested in providing support for the contemplative who has arrived at some form of gnosis, or subjective spiritual expression. At this time it is understood that there is so very little known about charismatic phenomena and meditative absorption that most religions and meditation teachers completely disregard these phenomena. Thus the purpose of gathering an archive of personal experiences with meditation phenomena is to first prove by the sheer weight of an archive that the phenomena occurs, and that there is a fair body of people who have these experiences. We would also like to be able to build a sufficiently large database of discriptions of meditation phenomena that we can begin to construct a model that will incorporate most if not all of these phenomena within it.
We would also like to have on record your personal history with meditation and its phenomena in your own words. In that case all you need do is email us your personal bio. And, while constructing that bio, please keep in mind the questions below, if you feel they are at all pertinent.
All of the questions should be self-explanatory. There are Pali and Sanskrit terms in some of the questions; however, they are only used for clarification only, so if you do not recognize a term, just ignore it, and if a question does not mean something to you, then answer 'No' or ignore it.
All data will be kept cofidential, unless you are willing to allow us to use you and your data as an example. If you wish to give a pseudonym instead of your real name, please give us something that we can keep as an identifier for your record, such as your web handle.
Thank-you ever so much for your interest in participating in the GWV personal charismatic history program.
We would like very much to have your meditation bio in your own words. If you would like to send us your bio in your own words then please click here.