'Reason and imagination and all mental chatter died down... I forgot my name, my humanness, my thingness, all that could be called me or mine. Past and future dropped away... Lighter than air, clearer than glass, altogether released from myself, I was nowhere around.' Thus Douglas Harding describes his first experience of headlessness, or no self. First published in 1961, this is a classic work which conveys the experience that mystics of all times have tried to put words to.
Thank you, Sam Harris for pointing out the work of Douglas Harding in his recent book “Waking Up: A guide to spiritualism without religion” yes, the original work in the “Headless” Philosophical movement, is quite capable of changing your entire opinion of who or what but human being is. Or not, it’s really your call.