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.
Scrooge is a metaphor of the egoic mind, dismissing mystical experience as pathological.
Some thoughts on how we live in a relative world, which is an expression of a deeper divine Absolute.
The ironies and paradoxes run high and deep in mystical experience. Here is some of what I've experienced.
Will we ever discover the absolute truth, moral or intellectual, or otherwise? Can we ever know the Absolute?
Russell Brand is an unconventional spiritual commentator, but I think he is right about the nature of consciousness and mysticism, and how these can change the world.
Science Mike shares a mystical experience he had that bears resemblance to Joseph Smith's First Vision, and other such encounters with the Divine.
A few short thoughts about my contemplative practice, and what it does for me, in me, revealing Spirit.
I suggest that Joseph Smith's earliest direct encounters with God happened in mystical experience, or what is also known as altered states of consciousness.
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 [...]