Countless words have been written about mysticism but only direct experience will ever be able to convey what it is “like”.
Is it a detrimental term or may it have hidden meanings and use?
Will science provide what religion has failed to give us? According to the “transhumanists” the answer is assuredly yes.
The bald facts are that Ian Banks was a Scottish socialist and atheist and one of the finest writers and thinkers of our age.