In all my talks with Erickson, over five years, he didn't mention Krishnamurti once. As far as a spiritual quickening from Huxley, Erickson did not seem to be so moved. He did not try to explain experience through that lens. Instead, he was scrupulously scientific. He believed that a degree of perceptual acuity that may usually be overlooked by our conventional and rather crude measures explained much. He stressed observation and the basic logic of inferring from what was observed. I suppose that many (much?, all?) of the events often attributed to, say, ESP, is simply a matter of being still enough to notice and empathic enough to construct from that observation, those meanings that are extra subtle. And so, in a sweep of the obvious, Erickson shifted conversation to observation and inference and away from anything spiritual in the sense you suggest. His private religious beliefs were not the topic of conversation.
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