The scientist Freeman Dyson shared his mystical experience of "cosmic unity" he had as a teenager.
What is God’s Love? Is it Unconditional? A Mystical View
Some think we have to qualify for God's Love, that it is something God only gives through religious obedience. Mysticism says not quite.
D&C 121:34-46 BHT: The Ego and Spiritual Influence
A translation of Joseph Smith's insights, about the power of spiritual influence, and how it can easily be lost by ego.
God “Pointed”/”Touched” Joseph Smith’s Eyes in the First Vision, Revealing the “Beloved Son” in Him
I suggest that details in the accounts show that Joseph Smith experienced theosis or divinization in the First Vision, realizing his Oneness in God, or Christ living in him.
Did Jesus Ever Doubt His Oneness in God?
We seem to often think that Jesus always knew perfectly that he was One in God, and that this realization never wavered his entire life. But did it?
My Conversation with Glenn Ostlund about Mysticism
I have a chat with Glenn Ostlund about my journey from Mormonism to mysticism, and related mystical metaphysics and spirituality.
Considering the Mind-Body Problem Mystically
An exploration of questions proposed to mysticism as a potential source of solutions to the mind-body problem.
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.
Joseph Smith’s Mystical Christification in the First Vision
I suggest that Joseph realized Christ in himself in his First Vision, and I think this can be seen in many details in his accounts.
Be Ye Perfect? or Be Ye Whole? A Mystical Translation
Are we to strive for perfectionism, or are we to realize the wholeness that already exists within our true Self, our essential divine nature?