ABSTRACT

In this chapter I will show the connection between flow and spirituality, by discussing how flow is mysticised.1 The discussions in this section include accounts of out-of-body experiences during flow and its effect on the perception of time. I also demonstrate how jazz and flow are mysticised and how some respondents deny this mysticisation. I consider the respondents’ opinions on the source of flow and how this is effected by their worldviews and religious beliefs. Unlike earlier chapters I identify the respondents’ place of origins in this chapter, as national and cultural differences become apparent in relation to the spiritual issues. While the discussion might at times seem somewhat fragmentary, I will draw it all together in the conclusion of the chapter.