1. A grand experience occurs—a pure consciousness event or "PCE"—which centers all energy and attention for months and, more unexpectedly, years, and imposes alternate explorations than the prior life-course.

2. If some critics of such experiences are correct, this reaction should be denied, and the memory of it swept aside, with an immediate return to normalcy. All the energy and attention should be redirected along more mundane lines. Perhaps one should seek therapy to undo the underlying confusions that led to this distracting event, etc.

3. Or, the grand experience is an essential piece of lifetime, life can dish them out, and one should learn from it based on its content, not only the reactions to it, whether one's own or those of others.