Many think God is a personal God, even a person. I suggest there is truth in that, but perhaps not as we usually think.
Therapeutic Benefits of Mysticism
Are the benefits of ketamine therapy related to the mystical experience they produce? An anesthesiologist offers some thoughts.
The Mysticism of Disney/Pixar’s “Soul”
This film has many wonderful mystical themes on the nature of the soul, the afterlife, premortality, and the meaning of life.
The Talismanic “Gold” Plates of Joseph Smith
I suggest that the physical object that Joseph had in his possession was not literally ancient gold plates, but plates of his own creation which talismanically represented the "gold plates" of his visions, aiding his mystical translation of those visions.
Can we unify General Relativity and Quantum Theory through Classical Mysticism?
As science seeks a unified theory of everything, of reality as a whole, we may need to focus more on contemplating the nature of consciousness and our own self to find the answer.
The Mysticism of Frozen II: Part 2, The Lullaby
The opening lullaby in Frozen II is replete with mystical symbolism of all kinds, which frames the rest of the film's story.
The Mysticism of Frozen II: Part 1, Introduction & Opening Myth
The 2019 Disney animated musical film Frozen II is filled to the brim with mystical themes and symbols, expressing some of the deepest and most profound spiritual ideas of history in a creative new narrative.
Is our Brain the Source of our Life? Is Matter the Source of Mind/Spirit? A Contemplative Mysticism View
Many people want to reduce our life and consciousness to the physical brain today, but I think we can go much deeper to the Source of our Life and all things.
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.
Patriotism as Ethnocentrism? A Mystical Perspective
Should we encourage patriotism in and for our country? What might mysticism say about that?