Are faith healings real? If so, how might they work deep in our psyche?
Considering the Mind-Body Problem Mystically
An exploration of questions proposed to mysticism as a potential source of solutions to the mind-body problem.
May we all Apostatize, and experience the Apocalypse: A Mystical View
Apostasy (and apocalypse) are two words that could use some closer investigation in our spiritual journey.
Animals Don’t Seem to Worship God, So Did Humans Invent God?
Did the idea of "God" only arise with humans? And if so, what does that say about the reality of God, and our relationship with God?
Why Does Meditation Take so Long to see Results, to Awaken?
It seems that many people may give up on meditation or other contemplative practices because they do not provide quick results, particularly in our instant gratification culture today. It can take significant dedication and discipline in practice before we see any fruits. But there are other possibilities on the horizon that may help us along [...]
Why Do we Feel Separate from God/Reality?
We often feel alone in the world, separate from an ultimate or absolute. But why?
We are Already God, We've Just Forgotten
Many mystical paths in the world's spiritual traditions claim to lead one to a conscious merging, union, and a direct identification with Deity, the Sacred, Reality, the Universe, the Transcendent, with a first-hand experience of being God.
Clark Heinrich’s “First Vision” Account
I shared this account in my introductory paper about mysticism, but I think it should be shared as a stand-alone post as well. This is because it is so stunningly similar in many respects to Joseph Smith's accounts of the First Vision.