I had a great conversation a few weeks ago on my friend's podcast.
Was Jesus’ First Instruction to “Repent”? A Contemplative Interpretation of the Greek
What was Jesus' first recorded teaching? It may not be what we think.
Tao Te Ching, Chapter 1 BHT
An addition to the BHT, from the Tao Te Ching.
Is God Personal? A Mystical View
Many think God is a personal God, even a person. I suggest there is truth in that, but perhaps not as we usually think.
“I AM You”
The Duality of Consciousness Remains Nondual: Jesus’ Intercessory Prayer, John 17 (BHT)
The duality of the world is nested within the nonduality or oneness of Ultimate Reality. Sages have been teaching and praying this for millennia, that we are this One, despite our apparent duality.
Is Bliss a State of Mind? The Knowing of Opposites, and Gnosing of the Whole
The recent film Bliss depicts a core philosophy in mysticism, which is the unity of opposites, and the knowability of those opposites.
#48 Freeman Dyson’s “First Vision” Account
The scientist Freeman Dyson shared his mystical experience of "cosmic unity" he had as a teenager.
Therapeutic Benefits of Mysticism
Are the benefits of ketamine therapy related to the mystical experience they produce? An anesthesiologist offers some thoughts.
The Mysticism of Disney/Pixar’s “Soul”
This film has many wonderful mystical themes on the nature of the soul, the afterlife, premortality, and the meaning of life.