This question is about the experience of a text. It is therefore a little lengthy because I have to provide some sample experience that I mean.
As a young man I was introduced to a cult's teaching that holds many unorthodox Christian views. For example, a belief that the serpent had sexual intercourse with Eve becoming the father of Cain. I did not know anything about the Bible and this group seemed more dedicated to external practices of religion than anyone else I knew. Many members also claimed to have been healed from things like cancer through the gifts of their leaders. The cult was an offshoot of extreme revivals of the 1950s. My uncle was its leader as far as I could tell. I had just begun to believe in God and read the Bible a few week before contacting my Uncle to let him know.
While listening to sermons from the so called 'prophet' that this cult followed, I began to become angry and melancholy. A couple weeks before I was peaceful and happy. Then I felt miserable and my thoughts of God became more disturbing.
I started to question if the 'prophet' was good to listen to so I read the Bible, almost all of which I did not understand. When Jesus said be holy, for some reason I though I should start growing a beard. I felt I needed help and spent a lot of time thinking and praying about this verse:
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. (James 1:5, ESV)
My needs were immediate. I could not be miserable for years waiting for years of study. I needed immediate wisdom. After literally shedding a few tears and praying for wisdom a sudden change occurred. I had a picture of some of my cousins where they seemed very restful and joyful. But suddenly I could see in their eyes the same inner torment I was feeling after listening to the 'prophet'. I distinctively remember this. I looked at other pictures I had and to my surprise I could see a concealed choking dissatisfaction in all their eyes. The day before I could not see anything but holy expression of joy!?
I have a scientist's mind, so I started to experiment with this 'aesthetic hermeneutic'. I would read a sample of literature, one from the cult, one from mainstream sources and notice how I felt inside and the effects each literature had on my heart. I did it repeatedly and each experiment matched my initial test. I started to develop an intuition that could sense more quickly which literature strengthened my sense of God and which literature weakened it. I never really understood the scriptures at all. I had only read about 1% of them once. But, through this 'experiential' hermeneutic I classified one literature as 'evil' and the other as 'good'. I then tossed the 'evil' literature and never read it again.
Actually I just started reading it a few decades later as I am curious what it was really saying and why it disturbed me so much.
Is there any name for a hermeneutic that puts 'aesthetic experience' of a text and spiritual instinct, under but 'essentially' included with a more scientific analysis of languages, history and commentary?
Note: Personally I think it is important that the bible as text is to judge experience and not the other way around, but this is partly because I experienced power in that statement and my experience has validated it to be true. If I did not have the experience, which always has a role in my hermeneutic, I may have never decided the word to be a valid judge of all my experience.