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.
Modern physics leads to mysticism. Why? What do we find when we pull apart reality? Perhaps that we can't ultimately pull it apart.
Is there an Absolute? Postmodernism says no. But perhaps there is more nuance to reality.
An intriguing conversation about mysticism in this globalized interspiritual world today.
Have you ever considered that The Wizard of Oz is an excellent example of the Hero's Journey, of the monomyth, of the mystical experience of our journey back Home?
God does not have to be at odds with what we learn from science. We need to reinterpret our ideas of God from direct mystical experience, and I think we'll find our science and spirituality are One.
Many people don't like the way that HBO's television drama Game of Thrones is turning out. Is there a deeper moral here?
Do mystics withdraw from all community to a solitary and independent life, or do they find deep oneness in community? What kind of community?
At times these seem to be at odds, but at the deepest level they may be One.