Comment These two examples of the dissolution of the subject object dichotomy do not have the cosmic dimension at this point in the experience

Experlmental Subject KR:

Early in the sequence, the "I"-"You" structure broke down both in relation to my inner experience and to the others in the room. A sense of "we-ness" took its place eventually.

Experimental Subject QX:

My attention was directed toward L6 when I felt a sensational oneness with him. 1 felt he and I had seen and interpreted life as it truly was meant to be understood, i.e., as man in harmony and love and oneness through all eternity.

For more examples of oneness through people see the section on love in Category III below.

The strongest evidence for external unity is from the questionnaire data because of the dissolution of the subject-

object dichotomy. The content analysis failed to show the depth and breadth necessary for the most complete level. We conclude, therefore, that the phenomenon of external unity did occur in the experimental subjects but in an incomplete way.

Supplementary Phenomena

The items in this subcategory as explained in the typology are corroborative, but not definitive, phenomena which may occur in connection with either internal or external unity or both. Table 9 lists these items and their significance levels which indicate that the experimental« showed signift-

cantly higher scores than the controls (p less than .016) for most individual itemB. Only P77 (consciousness of a "Beyond" or "More") and P67 (sense of being a part of a larger whole) showed no significant difference between experimentáis and controls. During the interviews several subjects commented that the "Beyond" or "More" seemed to imply a theological interpretation which they were not ready to make. Only items F36 (feeling of completeness) and F49 (unity with ultimate reality) lost significance when only "strong" scores were used. In F49 the interpretive phrase "ultimate reality" (cf. P74) may have been responsible.

As seen in Table 8 the scores of the experimentáis compared to those of the controls followed the some pattern in score distribution and significance level of difference, as for the category of unity as a whole (p less than .001) . We conclude that these closely related items strengthen, and certainly do not weaken, the conclusions made about the subcategories "internal" and*external unity."

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