The Mysticism of Frozen II: Part 4, Into the Unknown
One of the major themes in Disney's Frozen II is the journey into the unknown, which is a common element of the mystical journey into communion with the Divine.
Joseph Smith’s First Vision in “Lehi’s” Vision of the Tree of Life: Part 1
Lehi's dream in the Book of Mormon might be an esoteric mystical-allegorical account of Joseph Smith's own First Vision.
The Mysticism of Frozen II: Part 1, Introduction & Opening Myth
The 2019 Disney animated musical film Frozen II is filled to the brim with mystical themes and symbols, expressing some of the deepest and most profound spiritual ideas of history in a creative new narrative.
#45 David R. Hawkins’ “First Vision” Account
A mystical experience of a boy in 1939 Wisconsin remarkably resembles many other such "First Vision" experiences in history.
Nihilism in the Light of Mystical Experience
Nihilism is a philosophy that says that life is meaningless. It says there is no objective meaning, intrinsic value, or purpose in life. What does mysticism and the mystical experience say about that?
A Mystical Commentary on “The Bells” in HBO’s Game of Thrones: The World is on Fire and Humanity is Dying!
Many people don't like the way that HBO's television drama Game of Thrones is turning out. Is there a deeper moral here?
Pope Francis’ “First Vision” Account
Pope Francis (birth name Jorge Mario Bergoglio) is the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He has served as pope since 2013. In an interview a few months after his election to pope he briefly discussed mystics, mysticism, and mystical experience.
The Mysticism of Falling into a Black Hole
The unitive mystical experience can be compared to falling into a black hole. When compared this way, it doesn't sound like a nice experience. Likewise, for many mystics throughout history, their divine experiences weren't always a merry venture, sometimes encountering hellish realms along the way (see, for example, St. Teresa of Ávila, or St. John of the Cross's Dark Night of the Soul).
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “First Vision” Account
Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, writer, and philosopher. He often explored questions of psychology, philosophy, and religion. He wrote many acclaimed novels.