Terror, Xenophobia and Mystical Experience
Have you ever had that “holy s$*t!” moment? They come up throughout life in surprising ways like when it seems that a car crash is imminent or when something seemingly supernatural happens during meditation or even during Ayahuasca ceremonies. Learning to manage and eliminate fear is the key to dealing with any of these situation with skill while maintaining your decision-making and learning abilities.
It has long been documented that mystical experience has often been accompanied by terror at the onset as well as the fear that one has died prior to or in the midst of such an experience. Many of the prophets in the Bible write about their initial terror at the sight of other worldly angels. People who have mystical experiences in modern times, either as a result of a near-death experience, induced by fervent meditation or assisted by entheogens, have also reported such fears.