From time to time, students write personal statements describing their experiences on this path, the events that led them to it, and how they have been affected. A few of these statements have been gathered in the testimonial section of the website.
A new statement has recently been added from a London student, excerpted below:
“Like many people who turn towards spirituality, I have been seeking something deeper in life since I was a teenager. Along the way have been many wrong turns and dead ends. In my mid teens I was drawn to using drugs. I started to develop a deep sense that there was more to life than I was being taught about in school and that my parents knew about. I used to have dreams where a friendly ice cream man would sell me brightly coloured LSD tabs and I would take them and have amazing adventures. I then started to use LSD in real life. After a few years I gave this up as my experiences were becoming increasingly unpleasant. One of my first experiences was of feeling like the universe was made of love, like an invisible substrate upon which all phenomena were built, and that one could utterly trust this all pervasive love.
I started to try to understand what had happened, but could find nobody who even knew what I was talking about!”