Modern Mysticism or Madness? 

 

 

What if there was a place a mystic could go day or night and commune face to face with a fellow mystic, spiritual journeyer or shaman specializing in the reentry from mystic experiences?  What if there was “a consecrated area that served as a receptacle for the gods and as a collection point of universal forces”? What if by entering it and proceeding towards its center, mystics were by analogy guided through the cosmic processes of disintegration and reintegration. Such place is a definition of the Mandala.

 

The Mandala is representative of the universe. In Sanskrit: Garbha-d hātu or “womb world.” According to Jung, it is the archetype of the Self “urging the person to ‘become what one is’…providing a sense of order and meaning.”

 

Such a sacred center, through the guidance and spiritual wisdom of the sages could help to render a formally transcendent Divinity more personal and intimate ... such a center could help modern day mystics prepare their bodies, minds and hearts to be a meeting place for the Divine...and to welcome it back into our world. If the soul of the universe would like to unfurl as human, I believe the soul of humanity would like to unfurl as love. For in light of all her greatest technological, scientific and economic accomplishments, it is the achievement of universal love that will ensure humanity her continuation, as a species...

 

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