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Mysticism
Sanjeev Sareen
Who am I

“Anything which can be attributed as ‘this’ and ‘that’, is not real ‘I’.” Vivekananda.

Our struggle to understand our identity never goes away. We look for something to hold on to. In the process, we end up forming many false egoistic identifications, wh…

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Mark J Janssen
Stay Awake

To be spiritually alive we have to be in the “do” part of life. The part where we are in the middle of life, making things happen.
Living in the “don’t” kills any hope of a positive spiritual life, much less spiritual progress. It’s like the young woman…

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Mark J Janssen
The Nonexistent Angel

Our world feels as if we humans are becoming ever more disconnected from ourselves and each other. Once we had the capacity to cordially disagree on topics. Now we find ourselves with knives drawn on almost everything. With everything we see and hear i…

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Jeanne Davis
Today in History: Jewish mysticism in Prague

On February 23, 1592, it was reported that the great rabbi of Prague, Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, known as the Maharal, met with Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II in a meeting that was said to have been about Jewish mysticism and the study of Kabbala.

The M…

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Darrel Powers
Christian Mystics Explained

What A Christian Mystic Is Not:

As you begin to discover the depths of your soul through the tradition and beauty of Christian mysticism, you will also quickly learn that there are people who feel the very term “Christian Mystic” to be highly improper, a…

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Mysticism
Emma Wood
An exploration of mental illness in correlation to heathenry, sorcery and mysticism

Generally speaking, “mental illness” is a social artifact. What is adaptive or maladaptive “mentally” is based on the basic assumptions of a society. So, this extends far beyond any worldview we’d like to describe as, or locate as, “heathen”, and speaks t…

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Mysticism
Tiffany Roberts
Mysticism: When Science and Religion Converge

Science has not replaced religion, nor does it have the potential to do so. The two amount to different ways of knowing: objective and subjective; ascending and descending. Science pursues knowledge of the objective realm in an effort to master it, while …

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Mysticism
Demi Powell
Here is what dreams have to do with mysticism

There is basically no difference between the waking state and that of dream, except that one seems more stable than the other. Only after there is awakening in the form of enlightenment is it realized that the waking world itself is indeed nothing but a l…

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Demi Powell
How various Traditions create New Spirituality

We like to see the ancient world as filled with a lot of certain religions, all somehow clear and authentic in themselves. But the reality is more complex, for sure. Muslims, Christians, and Jews debated each other at times, and their religions affected o…

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Demi Powell
The use of magic mushrooms throughout time

There are more than two hundred types of magic mushrooms (psilocybin group of mushrooms) on the planet. Psychedelic mushrooms are widely used for recreational purposes as they induce hallucinogenic reactions and a euphoric feeling. The use of this drug da…

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Mysticism
Marian Yates
What is Quantum Mysticism

The term “quantum physics” is derived from the latin word “quantus” meaning “how much” and Greek word “physika” which means “of nature”.

The term metaphysics is derived from the Greek words “meta” which means “beyond” and “physika” again meaning “of natu…

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Tiffany Roberts
Warding Evil and Welcoming Luck: Protective Amulets of the Ancient World

In the past, human life was vulnerable to disaster; Disease, wars, famine, natural disasters and many other factors could easily claim the lives of individuals. For this reason, people sought all kinds of protection they could get their hands on. This als…

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Jodi Simon
Mysticism in Sikh Religion

Mysticism is a vital part of the perennial philosophy. In all the major and minor world religious traditions, mysticism has a definite place. The mystical quest is an integral part of Indian religious tradition. In Sikhism, which was founded by Guru Nanak…

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