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Psychedelics and the Religious Experience

I spent a lot of time in the Gardner A. Sage Library. I also passed many hours just outside of it. As a religion student at Rutgers University, it was accessible to me as part of the theological seminary. 1,075 more words

SCIENCE

Lovecraft, The Psychedelic Experience and the Problem of Religious Language

*Work in Progress*

The problem of religious language, that is whether or not we can we talk meaningfully about religious concepts and experiences (specifically, for example, the nature of God or mystical experience), dates back at least as far as the 5th-6h Century Neoplatonic mystic Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite. 542 more words

Horror

Gateways of the Soul - The Seven Seals or Planets

Incarnation is a lifetime process during which my soul travels downwards through the chakras from the Sun to Saturn and back up again:

  • Down: Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
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Astrology

The Song of the Soul

She is ever filled with fierce longings, singing her songs of love, suffused with yearning and desire.

She ceaselessly hungers and thirsts for God, for the living God, and pours forth her utterances in rhyme, in inner song.

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Hillel Zeitlin

The Absence of God (Part 1)

As far as I can remember, I first felt the presence of God was when I was in the sixth grade.  My church, like many others in the early 2000’s, had just added an additional worship service to its Sunday morning schedule.  1,036 more words

God Project

John Clare On The Transcendence Nearby

In ‘John Clare and the Manifold Commons‘ (Environmental Humanities, vol. 3, 2013, pp. 71-91) Patrick Bresnihan writes,

Clare’s love of the smallest and most trivial details….In its resolute ‘here-and-nowness’…describes nothing more than the most commonplace moments, moments with no higher meaning….the very ordinariness of these moments allows them to resonate with others, to provoke…‘universal feelings.’…the commonplace experiences which Clare evoked…. 479 more words

Philosophy

Religious Experience and a Month of Skepticism

As part of my twelve-month long “God Project,” I spent the month of December exploring atheism.  I had two main goals: (1) bring my own doubts about God to the surface, give them words, and see where they take me; and (2) identify problems in my current beliefs about God.  700 more words

God Project