Monthly Archives: September 2016

MYSTICISM VERSUS RELIGION AND SCIENCE?

I read Thomas Merton* many years ago and came to the conclusion he had not had the Mystical Experience of Reality (MER). He was not a mystic. If he had the MER he would have avoided use of the word … Continue reading

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IS THE HUMAN RACE ON A JOURNEY THAT INCLUDES ITS EXTINCTION?

Is heaven not on earth? Dr Donald Hoffman, Professor of Cognitive Science at the University of California, says some research suggests “… the physical world isn’t final reality”. He says such research also suggests “Natural selection drives our perceptions to … Continue reading

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MYSTIFIED AND SCEPTICAL ABOUT MYSTICAL EXPERIENCES OF REALITY?

The wonderment and disbelief of the uninvited Reader “GG” wrote to us as follows: “Those of us who dwell on the outside of your perplexing alter ego and who were casually introduced to it, as was I, are, rather, somewhat … Continue reading

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MYSTICS AS INTERMEDIARIES?*

  An excerpt from the Conclusion to the book, PATHS BEYOND EGO, by Dr. Roger Walsh and Dr. Frances Vaughan: “Carl Jung spoke of the importance of gnostic intermediaries, those people who transmit a wisdom tradition by imbibing it themselves … Continue reading

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IS REALITY WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT?

People who are called to think about their existence want to be authentic. It is a pressing thirst and hunger. There’s a deep instinct to be whatever it is we’re meant to be despite the clutter of expectations coming at … Continue reading

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