The sitcom celebrity of How I Met Your Mother had an entheogenic "First Vision" experience of "Christ," and lives to tell about it.
#45 David R. Hawkins’ “First Vision” Account
A mystical experience of a boy in 1939 Wisconsin remarkably resembles many other such "First Vision" experiences in history.
The Impasse of Explaining the Whole Scientifically or Theologically
It seems that no concept that the mind can hold within it will be able to explain the nature of Ultimate Reality.
Derren Brown: “Faith Healing” as Psychospiritual Transformation
Are faith healings real? If so, how might they work deep in our psyche?
The Modern Transformation of Religious Language
For many people, religious language is failing. New words are being used to refer to similar religious ideas.
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.
The Perennial Cycle from Mysticism to Religion to Politics
What is the relationship between mysticism and religion? It is perhaps a cycle, which begins in mysticism and ends in fundamentalist dogmatic religion, and politics, where it begins again.
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.
Religion vs Mysticism: A Taste Test
It can be difficult to understand the difference between organized religion and the mystical experience. An analogy can help.
The LDS “Prophet” Shares 5 “Absolute Truths”? My Commentary
President Russell M. Nelson of the LDS Church shared 5 "absolute truths" a few days ago, and I comment on where I think he was right, and where I believe he was unfortunately mistaken.