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A links page is self-explanatory for people used to the World Wide Web. For the rest: The web is potentially an amazing resource but it can also be quite confusing so a bit of guidance may help. That's what a links page is intended to do.

I first explain the rating system used to describe the overall quality of a website. Then come the links themselves. There is no topical organization but the higher ranked sites are listed at the top. Sites as yet unranked might be quite good but they are listed at the bottom anyway. Finally, I explain the cryptic abbreviations following annotations, which refer to the fine people who have contributed web links, annotations, and ratings for sites related to religious experience. Enjoy!

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Rating System

The four-halo rating system is utterly objective, of course, but may need to be explained so that all of the universally applicable judgments expressed by its use are not merely announced (the cosmically important outcome) but also understood (we, too, our slaves to our pedagogically driven, bodhisattva-like compassion). The explanation may be somewhat technical but we ask you to bear with our attempts to break open web-centric phenomenological categories for the wider public.

Rating Meaning Deeper Meaning
! Inexpressible; transcending all categories of moral and aesthetic judgment; a genuinely irrational achievement; apophasis inducing
Wow! Sartori is at hand, so close you can almost taste it; the dew drop is about to slip into the shining sea to become one with all other water droplets
Bad! Ananda down under—which is the highest web-based quality permitted in Australia for public safety and medical reasons
Not bad! Joy of the regular sort; no bright lights or angelic visitations but a warm and happy feeling, at least for the most part; could be happier
Mmmm... Quotidian neutrality; the quintessential opposite of bipolar dynamism; the ordinary, easy-paced day off work with nothing much to do except nap
Well... There is no there there; there is no soul there either; in fact, there is not even any no-soul there; more meditation is vital, and urgently!
! Inexpressible; transcending all categories of moral and aesthetic judgment; a genuinely irrational achievement; apophasis inducing

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Key to Abbreviations of Contributors

The contributors to these web links are:

[TK] Tim Knepper, the intrepid teaching assistant for the Fall 2002 Religious Experience Research Seminar at Boston University

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