Can mysticism or spirituality be transmitted from one person to another? I suggest yes and no.
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.
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?
It can be difficult to understand the difference between organized religion and the mystical experience. An analogy can help.
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.