Monthly Archives: May 2015

A MYSTIC VIEW OF ATTACHMENT AND DEATH

Are mystics bothered by the thought of death? Death seems part of a process to which I am completely reconciled. I wouldn’t mind not waking up in the morning. The subject was mentioned a year ago at a garden party … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW

“Mystical Brain” documentary film with filmmaker Dr. Isabelle Raynauld – https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox?compose=14d9c3da747a94ab “Mystical Brain” follows a group of researchers from the University of Montreal as they conduct a study into the role of the brain in transcendental experiences … Their efforts … Continue reading

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Book reviewers needed.

We can supply the books free of charge as payment for your review of them. To start with we would like to see Dr. Marsha Sinetar’s books reviewed. And Karen Armstrong’s. Douglas Gulfinnan Lockhart has books on and around the … Continue reading

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THE EXPERIENCE OF GNOSIS – Are Humans Relevant?

Some Sufis would tell us the only spiritual life worth talking about is the experiential kind, not the religious. Why we are here is based on inner experience, gnosis, not the expectations of our country of origin, tradition, culture, teachings … Continue reading

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ON OUR BEING NATURALLY “HOMO MYSTICUS” AS A SPECIES – By Douglas G. Lockhart*

Myth, Faith and History To what degree is the mystical a universal phenomenon, and to what degree is man homo mysticus? Is there a natural level to mysticism which theology has obscured, or is mysticism fundamentally a religious concern which … Continue reading

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WHICH RELIGION WILL BE THE LAST TO GO EXTINCT?

The subject of extra-Real experiences is a mystifying one, but one I have discovered is being widely studied in the universities; more of which later as I delve into that world in later posts. “Mysticism appears to make the church … Continue reading

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