If it is an attack, what would be the defence?
If Hillstrom misrepresent a very fundamental aspect of the practice, please point out what she misrepresent and correct it.
In addition, here is her criticism of Yoga; the very sensation of unity with the outer
world can be a result of distorting the sense of perception:
"In addition to the enhancement of boundaries in our visual systems, we have a built-in, highly
developed tactile sense of the boundaries of our own body. This sense is apparently maintained by
the continual flow of sensory information from the surface of our skin (feelings of touch, pressure,
stretching of skin and muscles, and the like). If experiencers' awareness of the flow is significantly
reduced, as it is during sensory deprivation and other altered states, they could easily conclude
that their body boundaries were suddenly dissolving or that they were expanding or merging with
other objects, even with God or the entire universe. Other features of the unity experience may be
due to the fact that experiencers are in an altered state and realize that they have just reached a
highly prized and hard-won goal. Acting together, these factors could produce profound feelings
of reality, sacredness, ultimate meaning, bliss and ecstatic sensations throughout the body (p.