“Stanzas Concerning an Ecstasy Experienced in High Contemplation” By St. JOHN OF THE CROSS I only come across Dr. Saint John … More
SEEKING MEANING By Anthony Garner, zenothestoic.com
Deep in meditative trance a voice, my own perhaps, told me that I sought a god and had always done … More
NOT A BUDDHA
QUESTION: So, you are a buddha? ANSWER: Certainly not. Why? Q: I read your old post that said you are a Pratyekabuddha? … More
PSYCHODELIC DRUGS TO INDUCE MER?
NO! Absolutely not. Not even as an entheogen! – a psychoactive plant or chemical used to experience the Mystical Experience … More
DOES REALITY DEMAND WORSHIP?
Q. In your mystical experiences of Reality, (MER), did Reality demand worship, service, duties, observances or rituals? No. The idea … More
RELIGIONS – AGAIN!
A long time follower of my Blog said, “You are getting too dogmatic. It is either your way or it … More
MYSTICISM versus THE INNOCENCE OF EVIL?
Contemplatives from eight different religious traditions—Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Islamic, Native American, Russian Orthodox, Protestant, and Roman Catholic—met at St. … More
WHY THIS BLOG?
Q: What does Mysticexperiences.net bring to this age’s understanding of mysticism? A: The Blog started as an aid to help … More
WALES UNIVERSITY RESEARCH QUESTIONS ON SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCES
Wales University has over 6,000 case histories of spiritual xperiences. The archives were originally established by Dr Alister Hardy … More
AN EXCERPT FROM THE JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE, University of Wales
Below is an excerpt from the current special issue of the Journal for the Study of Religious Experience (JSRE) on … More
MYSTICS AND MYSTICISM: QUESTIONS FROM A NON-MYSTIC
Who can become a Mystic? No-one knows. The Mystic Experience of Reality (MER) is spontaneous if my experiences of … More
HOW DOES ONE PRACTICE MYSTICISM?
You can’t. It practices you. Mysticism is not a religion, a cult, or a dogma. It is an overpowering … More
ARE MYSTICS RELIGIOUS?
QUESTION: Can a person be a mystic and also practice another religion at the same time? (i.e. Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) … More
THE MYSTIC JESUS AND HIS TEACHINGS
IN REVIEW The Gospel of Jesus: In Search of his Original Teachings, 1068 pages, by John Davidson MA (Cantab). Due … More
THE TREND FROM RELIGIONS TO ‘INDIVIDUAL SPIRITUALITY’*
Is this seemingly spontaneous trend leaping out of the religious frying pan into the ‘human-spirit’ fire …?Is it missing the … More