One of the things about mind as we know it is that it experiences the world it is in through qualia -- sensory experiences that have no physical or outside existence: that are made up by the mind but that nevertheless correlate pretty well with the external world
I am reluctant to think that mystics have any special understanding of this beyond what the introspective meditation tells us. That it seems impossible that it is reducible to physical description seems a given, but maybe someday some insight will come along to help. I doubt it. I think we are dealing here with a place our science can describe but not understand.
Edited by Seeker79, 02 June 2013 - 08:42 PM.