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.
Genesis 1 BHT: God’s Incarnation in Creation
A new translation of Genesis 1, updating many ideas in terms of modern cosmology, but also in mystical terms of God's own Incarnation in and as the cosmos, and in all Life as well.
How is Love the Ultimate Reality?
Many people want to know the ultimate nature of the universe, the ultimate reality. Many seek it through science. But mysticism and contemplation may offer the Way that actually realizes that One, which is Love.
Is our Brain the Source of our Life? Is Matter the Source of Mind/Spirit? A Contemplative Mysticism View
Many people want to reduce our life and consciousness to the physical brain today, but I think we can go much deeper to the Source of our Life and all things.
When New Thoughts Conflict with Old Thoughts
Some thoughts about our thoughts, about their relative nature, their complementary nature, and how even seemingly contradictory thoughts may both be valid in a transcendent sense.
Wave Analogies of Consciousness, Mind, and Ultimate Reality
Many analogies can be used to help describe our nature, reality, the mind, and consciousness. Here are a few using waves.
Did Jesus Ever Doubt His Oneness in God?
We seem to often think that Jesus always knew perfectly that he was One in God, and that this realization never wavered his entire life. But did it?
A Mystical Interpretation of Jesus’ Parable of the Tares
This parable may have a better interpretation viewed through the lens of mysticism than the traditional "us versus them" approach.
Is there Joy without Misery? Good without Sin/Evil?
Can we have one without the other? Possibly not. These may be polar opposites which only find expression when both are possible.