Do mystics withdraw from all community to a solitary and independent life, or do they find deep oneness in community? What kind of community?
It is through talking with one another that we can grow in community, work through concerns, explore new ideas, and understand ourselves better. Let's talk.
An addition to the BHT, where Jesus describes how to pray, meditate, contemplate, and commune with God.
Fifty years ago in April 1967, David Oman McKay (1873-1970), the ninth president of the LDS Church, gave a talk in the priesthood session of General Conference that was unique. It was entitled "Consciousness of God: Supreme Goal of Life."
Exactly 500 years ago today, October 31, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses to a church door that started the Protestant Reformation (31 October 1517). What were those "theses"? Do they have any applicability today?
An addition to the BHT, concerning how we can know for ourselves if these things are really from God, or if they are from Bryce's own deranged mind.
I have considered forming a discussion group of some kind where we can regularly talk about these things, face-to-face, and commune-contemplate-meditate together regularly with like-minded people. Technology being what it is today, we can each do this from wherever we may be anywhere in the world as if we were all sitting together in the same living room!
I perceive that when Jesus introduced the "communion" of the bread and wine, it wasn't so that we would remember only the person Jesus, per se, but the whole of God's creation, the Universe, that Jesus realized he was One with. It was all his "body."
Bibles may convey, and priests expound, but it is exclusively for the noiseless operation of one's isolated Self, to enter the pure ether of veneration, reach the divine levels, and commune with the unutterable.