Suzanne Segal (–) was a writer and teacher about spiritual enlightenment, known for her sudden experience of Self-Realization which she wrote about in her book Collision With the Infinite: A Life Beyond the Personal Self. Collision with the Infinite has ratings and 17 reviews. Suzanne Segal is no longer alive, but her book is and it is incredible the way she is able to describe. Collision with the Infinite In the Spring of , Suzanne Segal, pregnant and 27, was living in Paris and waiting for a bus to take her home from a birthing.

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I attempted to tell him what had taken place the day before, but I was just too far away to speak. In this interview Suzanne Segal sound like Nisargadatta. Return to Book Page.

Views Read Edit View history. I lifted my right foot to step up into the bus and collided head-on with an invisible force that entered my awareness like a silently exploding stick of dynamite, blowing the door of my usual consciousness open and wity its hinges, splitting me in two.

This book is terrifying.

Collision with the Infinite by Suzanne Segal

Reading can be a hindrance. I absolutely recommend that you read this book too if you have any interest in spirituality and any wish for enlightenment. They couldn’t quite understand how it could be that there was such great functioning occurring, but they took the fact collisin there was a lot of suzaanne to be a sign that this was a problem.

She told her story in her book, Collision With The Infinite, and we are happy to share clolision message further here. Last chapter is worth the wait. She did have a witness following her body, but since she felt xuzanne she was experiencing hell she did not believe that this could have anything to do with Cosmic Consciousness.


Spiritual teacher Stephan Bodianwho counseled Segal during that time wrote, “They seemed to explain some of the fear she had experienced during the 10 lonely years of being no one before realizing that she was everything. Two years after her shift into a “sense of unity”, Segal relapsed into the uncomfortable state of constant anxiety she had first experienced. The result is spiritual life unvarnished by the everpresent practice baggage and thought projection.

Collision with the Infinite: A Life Beyond the Personal Self by Suzanne Segal

Dec 19, Narda Martine rated it it was amazing. Sleep came, but the witness continued, witnessing sleep from its position behind the body. There are people who have come to talk with me who have spoken about their lives joining into that sense organ of the Vastness in a conscious way.

Around the same time, she noticed that the fear from years before had imfinite. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Something happened for you.

Collision with the Infinite

There are detractors of her explanations that point to her subsequent brain tumor and death as a reason for her experiences. A few months later, her sense suzannee personal self disappeared forever. She wants people to see “things to be what they are” instead of pathologizing “a broad range of human experience”. Infinte wife knew Suzanne when she was a TM teacher. Mar 08, Stacy K B rated it it thf amazing. This is overall a happy story, although at the end, Suzanne does die rather young of brain cancer.

Buddhism intentionally cultivates loss of ego and a sense of emptiness and oneness, and spiritual teachers tried to help Segal see her condition positively. The illusion under which all seekers labor is the idea that there is a person, a “me,” who can do something to wake up from the dream of separateness.


During this time, I consulted a lot of psychotherapists because it seemed like something I needed to be cured of. Suzanne had quite a ride in this lifetime, and it was a pleasure to read about her experience even if it was very bumpy trip. It was seen to not be the central doer. Suzanne Segal — was a writer and teacher about spiritual enlightenmentknown for her sudden experience of Self-Realization which she wrote about in her book Collision With the Infinite: Suzanne talks at length about the TM part of her life, and why she left the TM organization.

Suzanne, does it seem to you that more human beings are awakening to this Vastness at this time in the Western world? She then moved to Paris, where she had a daughter, and where her marked depersonalization experience began. UC BerkeleyWright Institute. Suzanne Segal’s story is the subject of a great deal of controversy and debate within non-duality circles, but the way she writes about the experience of no-self, is compelling.

See all 56 reviews. By late spring Segal began having even more intense experiences in which, “the vastness became even vaster to itself. If I gave a practice, it would be colluding with that same construct that passes itself off as the doer.

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