Mysticism for our Modern Age

Mysticism is a spiritual concept that can mean different things to different people. As some of you know, I spent 10 years studying with a teacher in a lineage that could be described as tantric Buddhist mysticism, so mysticism has played a large role in shaping my personal understanding of reality and I continue to identify largely as a mystic.

In tonight’s session, we’ll discuss mysticism in our modern age, including what mysticism means to me, how it relates to religion and spirituality, and how it applies to modern-day life.

As a preview, here’s a definition from the Century Dictionary that resonates with me: “Mysticism and rationalism represent opposite poles of theology, rationalism regarding the reason as the highest faculty of man and the sole arbiter in all matters of religious doctrine; mysticism, on the other hand, declaring that spiritual truth cannot be apprehended by the logical faculty, nor adequately expressed in terms of the understanding.”

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Published by Matthew B

On a mission to love everyone, and hopefully inspire a few people to love themselves along the way 😊

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