Category Archives: MYSTICS
What Does Mysticism Have To Teach Us About Consciousness? By Robert K.C. Forman, The Forge Institute and Program in Religion, Hunter College, CUNY. Originally published in Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1998, pp. 185–201. Excerpts: “A key … Continue reading
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
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
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
Q: Is this web page manipulative? A: What makes you think that? Q: Sometimes the page frustrates with explanations and ideas, answers that are interesting but don’t address the point. A: Most questioners really want agreement with their own … Continue reading
Source: After M.E.R.*, what?
Q. “What do mystics bring to the human table?” A. “Not all mystics concern themselves with the human condition, which is not in the hands of mere humans. Reality is in charge and doing fine. “The knowledge that being human … Continue reading
Philosopher/author Douglas Lockhart adds his thoughts on the subject of “Are Mystics Psychotic?” This is the question that divided Freud and Jung. Freud saw all anomalous psychic/mystic experience in psychotic terms (he was, after all, dealing mostly with actual psychotics), … Continue reading
Psychosis or Spiritual Emergence? – Consideration of the Transpersonal Perspective within Psychiatry by Dr. Nicki Crowley ‘Fool’s gold exists because there is real gold’ ~ Rumi As we progress into the 21st century, psychiatry is broadening its repertoire to further … Continue reading
A mystic doesn’t know everything about Reality, he understands everything about Reality.
“What do you bring to the table?” “Perspective.” “So what does that make you?” “I am.” “You think you’re God?” “God? What’s that?” “That big?!” “Are you one of those mystics?” “That sounds like an archaic human word …” “It’s … Continue reading
According to the late Erich Neumann, the Jungian student and psychologist* there are two kinds of mystics, those who return and shed a positive light on everything, and those who are “negative mystics” who reject the world and cast a … Continue reading
Have you had the Mystical Experience of Spiritual Reality? Here is one recent description: “I was dancing in my living room and suddenly there was no body no room no corporeal existence and I was at one with everything and … Continue reading
As a matter of interest, three strong themes arose from my yearly experiences of MER*. First of all I was given a vocation, in itself a life altering realization. This vocation was to absorb the knowledge that the experience of Reality … Continue reading
THEY ARE ONE. Realitas sufficit, Deus Sufficit, Ut unum Sint. Sed res venit primus … KH. 2015.