I had my first spiritual experience when I was 16 years old. I was sitting up late one night having a conversation with my mother about something I can't remember, when for no apparent reason, the doors of perception opened wide.
There are many out there who have had transcendent experiences that remain in the closet. The stories I tell are based on interviews with people from diverse walks of life. They are all genuine, honest people.
There is no doubt that the dogmas of organized religions are generally in fundamental conflict with science. However, the situation is very different in regard to authentic mysticism based on spiritual experiences.