The scientist Freeman Dyson shared his mystical experience of "cosmic unity" he had as a teenager.
Many people want to know the ultimate nature of the universe, the ultimate reality. Many seek it through science. But mysticism and contemplation may offer the Way that actually realizes that One, which is Love.
As science seeks a unified theory of everything, of reality as a whole, we may need to focus more on contemplating the nature of consciousness and our own self to find the answer.
The Christian Trinitarian formula has been expressed in many other ways throughout history, including in secular disciplines. Here are some possible correlations.
It seems that no concept that the mind can hold within it will be able to explain the nature of Ultimate Reality.
General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics are at polar odds with each other, and many physicists are trying to reconcile them in a grand unified theory. Perhaps they are not meant to be unified. Maybe unity is found elsewhere.
An exploration of questions proposed to mysticism as a potential source of solutions to the mind-body problem.
What can contemplation tell us about the speed of light or causality? Perhaps a lot, even All.
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.
Modern physics leads to mysticism. Why? What do we find when we pull apart reality? Perhaps that we can't ultimately pull it apart.