Posts tagged with ‘Ken Wilber’

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Awkward

by Carl McColman

A reader of my blog has written to me to ask for advice on reading the mystics. He notes, “they embrace very traditional theology that is awkward for me in the 21st century.” Indeed. There is no one single “Christian mystical theology.” I would be suspicious of anyone who tries to distill the teachings of […]

Quote for the Day

by Carl McColman

You might stare for hours at a sunset, and suddenly disappear into the World Soul, and feel yourself at one with all nature. This is well and good. But nature is not the source of this intuition. Worms and rats and foxes and weasels do not stare for hours at the sunset, and marvel at […]

Ken Wilber Class through Evening at Emory

by Carl McColman

Registration is now open for the class I’ll be teaching on the philosophy and spirituality of Ken Wilber, through Emory University’s Center for Lifelong Learning here in Atlanta, starting on Thursday, July 21. To register, click here. Here’s the write-up on the class, from the Evening at Emory website: A Brief History of Everything: An […]

Wilber & World Mysticism through Evening at Emory

by Carl McColman

Happy first day of spring, happy feast day of St. Benedict, and happy birthday to the Monastery of the Holy Spirit — today is the 67th anniversary of the monastery’s founding! A reminder to everyone who lives in the Atlanta area — I have two classes coming up through the Emory University Center for Lifelong […]

Relations, Integrally

by Carl McColman

Happy New Year, everyone. May this be a year of good and beautiful dreams come true. The other night at a Christmas party I had an interesting conversation with my friend Joe and a couple of young men who are students at the Art Institute of Chicago. We spoke about the relationship between art and […]

Natural Mysticism and “The Genuine Article”

by Carl McColman

A reader writes: Hi Carl, I have gathered that Christian mystics distinguish between ‘natural mysticism’ and what they see as the genuine article. However I am unclear on the difference. In addition I wonder how this critique maps onto mysticism in other traditions – does it amount to anything more than faith or belief in […]

Concerning Gnosis and Gnosticism

by Carl McColman

Yesterday I made the following off-the-cuff remark in a comment to my post Theosis and Kenosis: It’s less about knowing who we are (that’s the error of gnosticism) and more about simply a way of being, a way of doing life. And in reply, a reader named Tomasis left a simple frowning (sad) emoticon:    […]