Do those who suddenly die realize heaven the same as those who die slowly? Will we remember our life, will our experiences be saved? What is the purpose of God incarnating?
Dual-Aspect Monism, Neuroscience, and Mysticism
The mind-body problem has vexed philosophers and scientists for ages. How do these two relate? Mysticism may hold a key to penetrating the problem to its source.
The Downside of the Experience of God
The experience of God is not all joy and laughter. It has often been terrifying to those who experience it. Why?
The Perennial Cycle from Mysticism to Religion to Politics
What is the relationship between mysticism and religion? It is perhaps a cycle, which begins in mysticism and ends in fundamentalist dogmatic religion, and politics, where it begins again.
Online Meditations, Friend Chats, and New Meetups
Experience is essential on the mystical path. Words are insufficient to know the Divine. Let's meet together to facilitate experience and support each other.
Eight Points of Agreement of Perennial Wisdom from Contemplatives of Eight World Religions
In the 1980s there was a group of contemplatives from several different religions that gathered to dialogue, and they came up with eight points of perennial wisdom that they seemed to share in their experience of an Ultimate Reality.
A Conversation on Mysticism between Wayne Teasdale and Ken Wilber
An intriguing conversation about mysticism in this globalized interspiritual world today.
How I Welcome Spirit Into My Life: My Contemplative Practice & Retreat Experience
A few short thoughts about my contemplative practice, and what it does for me, in me, revealing Spirit.
The Meaning of the Word "Mystical"
The word mystical is derived from the Greek mystikos meaning "secret," and muo meaning "concealed." Why all the mystery? Why is it concealed? Why do people keep it a secret? This seems like shady business. But is it?
Our Ideas of God Are Not God
The ideas we have about God are not God. Any idea, thought, or concept never was and never will be God. They may be helpful symbols that point to God, metaphors, analogies, allegories, images, but they are not God as God is. They will inevitably conflict with one another and be fallible, as every symbol eventually fails at actually being the thing it is supposed to represent. The symbol is never the thing-in-itself.