The sitcom celebrity of How I Met Your Mother had an entheogenic "First Vision" experience of "Christ," and lives to tell about it.
How are God and sin related? How can we conceptualize these words in mysticism, going beyond the traditional religious definitions and descriptions?
The human mind itself may create the illusion of separation from God or Ultimate Reality, and all other dualities. But how? And why?
This parable may have a better interpretation viewed through the lens of mysticism than the traditional "us versus them" approach.
In today's world we are becoming ever more fragmented and separated from one another. But it doesn't have to be this way. We can change it. We can connect again. I want to connect with you face-to-face.
Transcending dualism back to the nondual unity of the One, of the Singularity, is something which we may approach from scientific, philosophical, and mystical perspectives.
This fallacy says that people mistakenly believe that children are connected to the Divine in a similar way as those mystics who transcend ego. I don't think this is mistaken at all.
Oneness does not mean we must all become the same, but rather, that we have all manifested from the One, and it is in our differences that Beauty may be expressed.
Separation seems to be a theme that shows up in every spiritual tradition, and the overcoming of it to union is the goal of the seeker.
In the 1980s there was a group of contemplatives from several different religions that gathered to dialogue, and they came up with eight points of perennial wisdom that they seemed to share in their experience of an Ultimate Reality.