What is religious experience for? Why is it a part of our human evolution and biology? The religious scholar and author of the book God: A Human History, Reza Aslan, says in the video below: Continue reading “What is Religious Experience For?”
I have considered forming a discussion group of sorts where we can regularly talk about these things, face-to-face, and commune-contemplate-meditate together regularly with other like-minded people. Technology being what it is today, we can do this from wherever we may each be anywhere in the world as if we were all sitting together in the same living room!Continue reading “Should Spirituality be Organized?”
I don’t think the narrative is literally true, no. But I do perceive it to be deeply, absolutely, and universally Real. Let me explain.
We often progress through faith in stages. The American theologian James W. Fowler outlined these in a well-known book, Stages of Faith.
These poetic writings from Albert Einstein, the preeminent theoretical physicist, show that he was also a seer and mystic, who sought out the deepest truths and beauty in the universe, using his mind, and the overcoming of the delusions that our minds construct about ourselves. Continue reading “Einstein on the “Cosmic Religious Feeling””
Ann Purcell relates the following account that occurs during meditation:
“My experience of stillness, or transcendental consciousness, has become vast and universal, often blazing with intensely brilliant, even blinding, light. Words cannot even begin to describe the intensity of bliss and the tenderness of emotions that not only swell in my heart, but penetrate into every pore of my being. Is this an experience of God? I don’t know if it is God for sure, but I can definitely say without a doubt it is the ‘Kingdom of Heaven within.’