Is the human mind capable of comprehending any absolute? I suggest no. And yet, there is a way of "knowing" the Absolute.
What can contemplation tell us about the speed of light or causality? Perhaps a lot, even All.
The experience of God is not all joy and laughter. It has often been terrifying to those who experience it. Why?
Transcending dualism back to the nondual unity of the One, of the Singularity, is something which we may approach from scientific, philosophical, and mystical perspectives.
Is there an Absolute? Postmodernism says no. But perhaps there is more nuance to reality.
Can we know anything absolutely? Is there an absolute objective truth out there? What does mysticism say about this?
Does a mystic know God? We usually think a mystic is a person who unites or merges or at-ones with God or Ultimate Reality, and comes to know these intimately. But this is perhaps not quite accurate. Maybe the mystic is not the ego, not the personal identity, not the psychological self, not the particular [...]
David Bentley Hart (b. 1965) is described as "an American polymath whose work encompasses a wide range of subjects and genres. A prolific essayist, he has written on topics as diverse as art, literature, religion, philosophy, film, baseball, and politics. He is also a writer of fiction." Religiously speaking, he is a "convert from high-church Anglicanism [...]
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?
An addition to the BHT, a passage in which Paul talks about coming to know Christ directly within one's Self, which is the resurrection. (The painting above is "Saint Paul Writing His Epistles," attributed to Valentin de Boulogne, dated 1618-1620.) 7 Whatever things I gained in the world, any advantages and wealth, all of that [...]