I just pulled out my old program, '3 days of peace and music' (original Woodstock program), and found an interesting statement therein:
'Once you become aware of this force for unity in life, you can't ever forget. It becomes part of everything you do. In that respect this is an extension of LOVE SUPREME since my conception of that force keeps changing shape. . . .'
My first reaction was, 'Wow!' Process theology in its infancy stage! Right there at Yasgur's farm. Cool. The first panentheist. BTW, the quote is from John Sinclair (founder of the White Panther Party, 'political prisoner', acid head, etc., etc...)."
Dr. Cobb's Response
My first reaction to this comment, was just to let it stand. It seems a bit out of my range. But I've now decided to respond.
Much Protestant theology focuses on what we believe. The left wing of the Reformation included some who emphasized personal, immediate experience of the divine, but the major Reformers did not. This highly personal experience was often appealed to as providing authoritative information, and the Reformers were rightly suspicious of such claims.