Tag Archives: mysticism

Is It Really Possible? Could I Have Been Him?

William Blake (November 28, 1757 – August 15, 1827) I wasn’t going to go here again, after deciding that John Varley was a better fit for me. And then I spotted the Peter Ackroyd book, Blake, in my office library. … Continue reading

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Are You Willing to Bet Your Life on It?

Blaise Pascal (June 19, 1623 – August 19, 1662) Now, here’s an interesting bit of wisdom from the 17th century, as discussed in “The Truth Behind the Bible Code”: “Pascal’s wager” is his application of statistical mathematics — not quite … Continue reading

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Show Me The Way to Go Home

The Way: Using the Wisdom of Kabbalah (2001) “There was once a great scholar named Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin, who had become known as the Netziv. He had many students and he had written dozens of books. One day … Continue reading

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I’m Not a Jewish Mystic, but I Could So Easily Be One

The Holy Zohar: The Book of Abraham On Wednesday of this week, at about 10:15 am, I was looking through my basement library for a couple of books, that I needed to scan the covers of, for new images of … Continue reading

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William Blake’s Unfinished Work

The Four Zoas There is an entry in Wikipedia which covers this work so I was not going to repeat the themes here. Originally, I only wanted to point out that Blake creates his names for the Zoas by using … Continue reading

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Enigma: The Thoroughly Modern Myss

Caroline Myss I don’t do this very often. A friend from our Faith & Science group found an interesting post on the internet. It was an analysis of Caroline Myss using the Moon’s lunar periods to explain the timing of … Continue reading

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A Thoroughly Modern Mystic

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, (born May 1, 1881, Sarcenat, France—died April 10, 1955, New York City, New York, U.S.), French philosopher and paleontologist known for his theory that man is evolving, mentally and socially, toward … Continue reading

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Metaphor: Neural Pathways

Path to the Tor in Glastonbury It might seem hackneyed, but the idea that someone taking a walk in the woods can lead to others following in their footsteps, and creating a path, seems to be on my mind today.

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Is There a Cosmic Will?

Dennis Elwell (16 Feb 1930 – 13 Nov 2014) If, astrologically, behind each planet and sign can be traced a recognisable will or intent, it argues that the universe itself, considered as a single entity, must have its own overriding … Continue reading

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Is Mysticism a Science?

Our Faith & Science group is having a discussion, via email, ahead of this week’s meeting. The nub of the discussion is around the use of the phrase “mysticism is a science”. One of the more vocal members of the … Continue reading

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