Very interesting occurence... Years ago, I was Catholic. Very, very religious. I had few friends, but was quite simply content with having Jesus. I'd spend many a night awake in bed (Even as a young child, I was a manic-depressive insomniac with frequent thoughts of suicide) thinking about how I wished I was there when Jesus died so that I could take his place on the cross and save him. Being a child, I attended religious instruction. So, of course, there were set dates for confession. One such day, I decided to go first. This left me with plenty of time to say my "three Hail Mary's". I finished them rather quickly, and knelt at the pew. I gazed at the crucifix above the altar. I don't remember how long it was, but it felt like an eternity. Soon I was no longer even seeing the crucifix. I do not recall what visions I saw; That space in my memory is blank. And so I was in a trance. When I awoke from it, it was because something startled me. I felt pressure in the middle of my forehead. It almost felt like three fingers(Touch your index and ring fingers together and put them under your middle finger; Then touch your forehead. That's sort of how it felt) touching my forehead. I left the church baffled by this: What was it? I asked my teacher. She looked at me funny and told me "The Holy Spirit" I have dome some study in Eastern philosophy. These teachings state that there are multiple "chakras", energy gates within the body. Te one where I felt this sensation is the "Third Eye". Look it up. On a different note, I feel something similar when I meditate. This is a stimulation of the Third Eye. Since then, I've had an increased percetion of the world around me, and even that which is not necessarily tangible. For instance, I can see fields of energy around peoples' bodies. From this I can learn things about people: For instance, one that is very vibrant and has well-defined edges is usually a good indication of a powerful thinker, someone who is very lucid in life. Anyway, I'm curious as to what your thoughts are. This goes to my point about commonalities between all spiritual beliefs.