I believe your separating the physical (intellectual) from the non-physical (experiential, or what I refer to as MIND-level experiencing)-(Spiritual experiencing is simply a higher level of Consciousness), is an excellent point. I have noticed over many years now, that a majority in the mental health field "think about" what is essentially a dimension of being human that does not really lend itself to "thinking about" very well. That is, when one "thinks" about an emotion, that person is not "in" the emotion. In pursuit of this observation, I've come to realize that when my ATTN (like attention, but different) aspect of Consciousness is focused within my MIND realm, I can literally become that emotional energy currently stimulated within me. But, during this experience, my ATTN is not fixed within the Left-Hemisphere ([L-H]) of my brain. To "think about" what I just experienced, my ATTN must shift into my [L-H] and out of my MIND realm (accessed via the Right-Hemisphere). Once my ATTN is in my [L-H], I can think about the emotion, but the experience of emotional energy itself is missing. To discover this phenomenon, I had to fully embrace my own schizophrenic nature...which is initially quite frightening. My point? There is much modern mental health denies, ignores, and avoids that is needed to understand the human being for effective therapy. In my opinion, of course.