When studying in India I bought a small book by a well-known guru called “The Mind Levels.” The guru’s name was Sri Aurobindo but you can find all sorts of similar publications, old and new, in most Indian bookstores. Aurobindo devised his own unique system about how some levels of consciousness differ from others. He… Read More Levels of Knowledge – Can one group know better than another?
For the past few years I’ve had this sci-fi rap jingle going through my head, “Are You An Evil Mystic, Mister?” I’ve tried different ways of producing it but was never happy with the outcome. Then I discovered JCN 0017 (“Jay-son-seven-teen”). Jayson is like the flip side to 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL 9000. HAL lied,… Read More Introducing JCN 0017 – Dedicated to stickin’ it to the bad seeds among us
“There is no doubt in my mind that mysticism and science can inform each other.” Source: Jewish mysticism offers a poetic explanation of the Big Bang and black holes
Imagine Thomas Merton Teaching You a Class on Christian Mysticism… https://t.co/hdaRPJVYT7 #Catholic #religious #mysticism — earthpages.org (@earthpages) September 11, 2017 Was Thomas Merton really a great mystic, as indicated above? When I think of great Catholic mystics people like St. Faustina Kowalska come to mind. She was so busy suffering for others and having daily… Read More Was Thomas Merton a great mystic?
Okay so it’s been a bit slow this summer. Most people take some time to relax during the dog days but for me it has been busy. Internet traffic – or at least, visits – tend to drop a bit while everyone is outdoors. So things slow down here a bit. In a way, this… Read More Participation Mystique – An alternative to secular materialism
By Rabbi Simcha Weinberg “Why can’t you be like other kids who behave perfectly?” is a refrain I often hear parents complaining to their children. Yes, there were and are certainly moments when I wish my children were as “perfect” as other kids, but those moments are rare. I am more than happy for my kids… Read More Apples and Oranges: The Comparison Game
Jerusalem – "The nonpareil of beauty, the pride of the whole earth!" ~ Jeremiah vs. "A hole in the corner" ~ Cicero #perspective #history pic.twitter.com/URLhnHW1et — earthpages.org (@earthpages) March 19, 2017 This morning I was reading Daily Life in Palestine at the Time of Christ and came across these two quotes (tweeted above). It made me… Read More EP Today – In the dark or the light?