Mysticism is dangerous. But first, you ask, what is mysticism? There are lots of definitions. My personal favorite, by the 20th century British writer on the subject, Evelyn Underhill, is “mysticism is first-person religion.” To paraphrase the rationalist Thomas Paine, Revelation is only for the person who received it. For everyone else it is mere hearsay. Yet at least the three Abrahamic religions are based on revelations to others. We "believers" are simply taking their experiences on faith. Our religions are thus third-person affairs. Think of the Black hymn, “Were you there when they crucified our Lord?” Nope. And neither were you. “Were you there when they laid Him in the ground (cave)?” Ditto. Or how about “Were you there when He rose up to the Sky?” I rest my case. None of us was there. It’s all hearsay—hearsay which some of us choose to believe.
Talk: “Looking for Wisdom”
When: Friday, June 21st, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Boulder Jewish Community Center
6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder
Workshop: “Looking for Wisdom Together”
When: Thursday, July 4th - Monday, July 8th, 2019
Where: Subud USA National Gathering
Hyatt Regency Hotel
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(Exact dates and times for the workshop to be confirmed and published here)
Publication of Latest Wisdom Book!
"Wisdom for Living—Learning to Follow Your Inner Guidance"
by Sharon Clark & Reynold Ruslan Feldman
Winchester, UK John Hunt Publishing, O Books
When: Friday, July 26th, 2019
Where: Amazon and Barnes & Noble