Posts Tagged ‘Mysticism’

“Faith does not need extraordinary signs”

Monday, May 20th, 2024

In a society fascinated by the supernatural, it is important to focus on authentic faith rather than being swayed by extraordinary signs and wonders. So says Joachim Bouflet, a historian and specialist in mystical phenomena. “The mystical search is not noisy; it plays out in the most intimate places. We do not need to accumulate Read more

For millennials, mysticism shows a path to their home faiths

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Anthony Graffagnino describes himself spiritually as both frustrated and curious. A Pentecostal turned Unitarian, the 28-year-old Graffagnino said he’s had his fill with “stale and dead expressions of faith that I saw really doing nothing to better the people around me or the world around me.” Discovering the Christian mystical tradition through the work of Read more

Clergy try mind-altering drugs for scientific research

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

When psychologist William Richards looks at religion, he sees mystical experiences everywhere. The same sort of experiences, he reasons, that come from mind-altering drugs. That’s why he’s giving magic mushrooms to religious leaders, for a research project based at Johns Hopkins University and New York University. Continue reading

An Inner Music: A book about famous mystics for ordinary people

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

An Inner Music will be launched in Wellington at Connolly Hall at 6 pm on Monday 9 May and in Auckland at the Columba Centre at 6 pm on Friday 13 May. It is a user-friendly book on the mystics by well-known Marist priest Craig Larkin. An Inner Music provides an introduction to 20 mystics Read more