The Nuclear Family, Communal Breakdown, & Mysticism

The communal structure that humans evolved in is fragmenting, from large family groups, to small nuclear families, with damaging effects. We're losing mystical communion and thus community as well.

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.

A New Facebook Group “Reconstructing Mormonism”

We will be discussing how we may reinterpret the ideas of Mormonism (and Christianity) in the light of classic mysticism, interspirituality, modern science, psychology, and other progressive and constructive approaches.

The Nondual Scientific and Mystical Reality of our Self

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.

The Mystical and Archetypal Nature of a “Heavenly Book” and Joseph Smith’s “Gold Plates”

A tradition of a "heavenly book" runs through many traditions, including Mormonism with its "gold plates." What spiritual reality might these traditions be pointing to?

Infographic—The Perennial Cycle of Religions: Mysticism to Politics v1.0

I created a graphic to better illustrate the evolution (or devolution) from mysticism to religion to politics, and back again, as originally modeled by David Steindl-Rast.