Mysticism is difficult to define, largely because it encompasses so many different practices and beliefs - from Catholicism to Kabbalah. Its purpose is the divine union with the Godhead or the Ultimate Reality. What is Real? Western culture is preoccupied with the self - the "I" or "ego" - and that there is a world beyond our grasp. We are constantly torn between our … [Read more...]
Mysticism involves attempting to communicate with or directly experience the divine. Monks and nuns have often used meditation and prayer to induce mystical states but it can also involve esoteric practices like kabbalah. Read articles about mysticism below.
Contents Cabala and Alchemy The Elizabethan Universe Introduction The 15th-16th centuries in Europe were a time of great scholarship with a focus on esoteric studies. Occult philosophy flourished during this period, pulling from a potpourri of ideas including Neoplatonism, Pythagorean numerology, Gnosticism, Chaldean lore ascribed to Zoroaster, medieval magical … [Read more...]
Usually, we think of the universe as comprised of 4 dimensions - spatial dimensions (length, width, height) & time. However, like "super-string" physicists, kabbalists hold that the universe is comprised of 10 dimensions. These extra dimensions take into account intangible objects such as consciousness, will, freedom, fictional and imagined entities, pure numbers, … [Read more...]