How Extremes Can Turn into their Shadow Opposite, or Reveal Transcendent Unity

In a truly stunning paradox, extremes can flip around into their shadow opposites. They can also reveal a transcendent unity, or greater Whole.

A New Facebook Group “Reconstructing Mormonism”

We will be discussing how we may reinterpret the ideas of Mormonism (and Christianity) in the light of classic mysticism, interspirituality, modern science, psychology, and other progressive and constructive approaches.

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.

Qualia, Consciousness, Christ, and Cosmos

What is qualia? What is the source of individual instances of subjective conscious experience, like seeing the redness of an apple? Where does the redness come from? I don't know, but here are some ideas. Energy in our environment impinges upon our sense organs causing a cascade of electrochemical reactions and nerve impulses that are [...]

Original Sin and Nonduality

I had a conversation on Facebook the other day about original sin and its relationship to non-duality. I thought it was a great discussion, and I thought I'd share it again here.