Suzanne Segal (–) was a writer and teacher about spiritual enlightenment, known for her sudden experience of Self-Realization which she wrote about in her book Collision With the Infinite: A Life Beyond the Personal Self. Collision with the Infinite has ratings and 17 reviews. Suzanne Segal is no longer alive, but her book is and it is incredible the way she is able to describe. Collision with the Infinite In the Spring of , Suzanne Segal, pregnant and 27, was living in Paris and waiting for a bus to take her home from a birthing.

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Suzanne Segal is no longer alive, but her book is and it is incredible the way she is able to describe her process around her own spiritual awakening.

Retrieved from ” https: May 07, Joy rated it it was amazing. Suzanne spent collisino fall at her home in Stinson Beach, California. Where could it go? How am I going to perceive that wave of perception that is always perceiving itself? In seeing things for what they are, the Vastness is doing the very thing that the mind tries to figure out how to do. Suzanne is somehow persuaded that medical doctors and suzanme can help her with ‘this condition’.

Set up a giveaway. The moment the eyes opened the next morning, the mind exploded in worry. There was no Suzanne Segal anymore; perhaps there never had been.

This is overall a happy story, although at the end, Suzanne does die rather young of brain cancer. This means that looking for life to be a certain way comes completely out of the mind and its ideas of how things are supposed to be. You’ll do good, you’ll start feeling good, you’ll start looking good. But according to long-standing Advaita and Buddhist traditions, she had vollision a state that people struggle towards for lifetimes.


The disappearance of the witness meant the disappearance of the last vestiges of the experience of personal identity. See it on Amazon. She completed a Ph. She died two months later that year, leaving many questions about the root cause of her experience unanswered. Conclusion The supposed experiences of enlightenment are so close to psychosis that Suzanne had a hard time deciding if she was enlightened or psychotic.

Speaking was still speaking and walking was still walking.

Suzanne’s eventually gets steered correctly, and becomes a psychologist herself, and an advisor to many other psychologists. The Awakening West is a book containing interviews with several contemporary spiritual teachers.

It does appear to be the real purpose of human life, for the human circuitry to participate in the sense organ of the Vastness. As I walked into my apartment, Claude looked up from his book to greet me and ask how my day had been.

Collision with the infinite : a life beyond the personal self / Suzanne Segal – Details – Trove

These eyes exist in the Infinite, at every point in it. It has to stay eternally suzanme you. Learn more about Amazon Prime. It occurred as she boarded the number 37 line.

The body is only an outline, empty of everything of which it had previously felt so full. How am I going to connect with it?


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Do spiritual practices assist in recognizing this natural state of every human being? Now, people are seeking and experiencing this. Relationship with others, of course, we have to talk about that, right?

And yes, there is a way that the Vastness Itself can perceive Itself so directly, without any fogging or shadowing or taking anything else to be who you are. In the years after her break Segal continued to function with seeming normalcy, completing a doctorate in psychology at the Wright Institute.

It is an account of the fourteen-year aftermath of a complete and irrevocable shattering of personal identity, a permanent switching off and falling away of everything.

The infinite perceives itself. What a statement that is making!

As I took my place in line, I suddenly felt my ears stop up like they do when the pressure changes inside an airplane as it makes its descent. All I can do is surrender and see that here I am skzanne knowing nothing. It is seeing itself all the time, in every moment. Segal’s childhood was filled with attempts to evoke a state of psychological detachment from her identity.