The beginning mystic is very much aware that he is having an unusual experience. This makes him feel that he is being favoured, that he is being lifted high above his fellows. The personal ego is being mixed into the very centre of an impersonal power. The reaction of an advanced mystic, that is, a philosopher--is free from these egoistic blemishes.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 2: Phases of Mystical Development > # 74