"Mystics often report crises of identity or faith which are to be overcome as part of a personal developmental process in their relationship to the divine." I am an atheist and follower of science, and not a mystic. Though we do not know all things in detail, science has shown us the way. I do not think people like me (I do not include myself here as I do not have many years to live. I am 78) will ever need to change their views and become theist believing in divine. I have no crisis of identity. I am energy, I am molecules and atoms, which have come together by chance and will disperse when I die to join millions of living and non-living things. That happens with all things in the universe, even galaxies. Things come together, things disperse.