How much has the mystic himself contributed towards this experience? Unless he can answer this question correctly, his understanding of it may be partially unreliable, his expression unsatisfactory. When he tries to reveal his experience or express his perception to others, the personality's interference may begin again. Where the intellectual world-view is primitive and undeveloped, the illumination will be understood in a primitive way. Three men at three different levels of development will express their experience or perception in three different ways. Therefore two different recipients may produce two different "revelations" derived from identically the same level of mystical experience. But, of course, the differences will not be total, as there will be a clearly recognizable common factor running through both interpretations. This situation introduces a varying amount of unreliability in all their interpretations. Only when the aspirant has passed through and finished this philosophic discipline has he provided the requisite conditions for receiving and perceiving truth. It will then be truth in all its purity and finality. If he attempts to make a record of it or to tell others about it, the result will be unaffected by his personal ego.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 9: Inspiration and Confusion > # 41