I’ve long thought that Paul had a heat stroke on the road to Damascus…I’m not opening my Bible to refresh my memory,
so if I make a mistake, bear with me. Doesn’t he say that he was afterwards “sick certain days”? And the scales that fell from
his eyes and the reduced vision were probably due to lying in the sun with open, staring eyes, post stroke. As for the spiritual
nature of the experience, everybody should watch Jill Bolte Taylor’s talk before a TED audience! It’s absolutely fascinating!
It points up the spiritual insights one can gain when the brain is under assault.
Not very romantic, I know, and it sorta slays a sacred cow, but I suspect that’s what Paul may have experienced.