Category: Mysticism

November 23, 2017

Permeating Divinity and Penetrating Joy

A Spiritual Classroom Report. Last week Brad dreamed of being sent to a spiritual library where important books and manuscripts are held. There he saw a number that led us to two very old sacred words, one Greek and one Hebrew. Here is his account: I sat down in the library and read a page…

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October 30, 2017

A Flowering of Change

  Preamble First Creation is a Kalahari Bushman name for the original universe, a realm of pure process where everything constantly changes its form. It is untouched by language and unmarked by any conceptual distinction, including time and space. The constant change inside First Creation is the condition that gave birth to the world and…

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October 10, 2017

Sing Your Prayers

A Spiritual Classroom Report Last night I decided to pray only with a singing voice. I heartily sang all my prayers to God. Later, at 4am, I heard a voice say in dream, “Sing in order to ring a prayer.” It woke me up and I was pleased and tickled that I had dreamed words…

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September 30, 2017

The Spiritual Engineering of Sacred Ecstasy

And How to Drink a Glass of Holy Water.   Last spring Brad received a series of visionary dreams about Charles Henry, the late nineteenth/early twentieth century sensory physiologist and multidisciplinary scholar at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Brad first encountered the work of Charles Henry as a young man when a book flew off a shelf…

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September 28, 2017

Building Sacred Ground with Wendell Berry

A spiritual classroom report. On September 25, 2017 I dreamed I was in an old-fashioned one-room schoolhouse. Poet, novelist, and farmer Wendell Berry was at the blackboard writing away with a stick of chalk. His first lines were written in Hebrew and then he changed to Greek. Inside these sentences I noticed several words written…

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August 12, 2017

Mystical Maps and Following Tracks: A Visionary Report

Hillary and I long ago committed our lives to being steered by holy guidance. Our experiments with spiritual cooking—the art and practical know-how of Sacred Ecstatics—kicked opened the door to mystical dreams in such a powerful way that it completely startled us and assured we’d never turn back. These visions delivered many unexpected teachings and…

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June 24, 2017

An Old Fashioned Antidote to Fear

I’ve really grown to love religion. I know for some the word “religion” connotes judgmental people and cold institutions with too many rules, but for me it is a great, vast synonym for MYSTERY. I can’t get enough religious testimony, poetry, hymns, songs, or prayers – no matter the tradition from which they come. If…

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July 12, 2017

What I Learned from Beethoven

A while back Brad did something he had only done once before in his life — before going to sleep he prayed that I have a vision. (The other time he did so was many years ago for his son, who was a child at the time). Brad did not tell me that he made this prayer. I…

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June 16, 2017

How to Love Bigger, Burn Brighter, and Make More Room

Last week, during our intensive in England, I dreamed that Hillary and I arrived at a large old house. Several other people were there, and it was clear that we were all moving into the house to live as a community. We are pretty much hermits most of the time, so at first I was…

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May 14, 2017

The Mystical Pump and the Rhythm in the Earth

This essay is #2 in the Charles Henry Mystical Teaching Series Recently I had a dream: Hillary and I arrived at a small country farm in the Midwest. A group of elders met us and provided a special tour of the property. It had a narrow road that wound around various hills. I was stunned…

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