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Old 10-20-10   #11
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Well the Inquisitions etc by the infallible Papacy are well documented,still dosen't answer the question *why?* they did it other than to steal stuff.Why bring it back now?

Come to think of it,why do the Judaeo's turn their back on mysticysm?

Preferring to label it *ineffible* or dump a load of misleading tags upon the whole process which is quite straightforward & well labelled?
no one ever turned their back on it...
it just became "hidden" or for those that were capable...

a bit like the difference between a big mac and actual food...
people will buy many big macs....even though there is actual food available...

so it is with "mysticism"

there perhaps are three approaches (mainly)

pure experiencers

writers and eperiencers

pure writers

these three have produced a vast corpus of work over the past 1000 yrs within Judaism alone.... most famous of the 20th century is Gershom Scholem who's place has been taken by the likes of Moshe Idel, who's book I am reading now....

but quick answer....

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It's the same answer arguably as to why "there is no divine feminine in abrahamaic religions"... well yes there is...she just hiding...veiled..arguably even more powerful and terrorfying that you'd imagine...... but most are happy eating big macs...and never see her
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"He," I answered, "who loves to contemplate truth…who is able to arrive at whatever remains ever constant. He who is capable of seeing the Whole is a philosopher; he who is not, is not."

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http://www.amazon.com/Magical-Christ...ref=pd_sim_b_1

if you check out the website, its actually the same author....

the classic in this veign is probably old Basil's:

Experience of the Inner Worlds

which appears to be out of print????
Which is kind of odd...but amazon does tend to say things are out of print, when they are not!
I didn't realise it was the same book, thanks very much, it saves me buying it (and having 2 copies around).
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I didn't realise it was the same book, thanks very much, it saves me buying it (and having 2 copies around).
no no

same AUTHOR
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"He," I answered, "who loves to contemplate truth…who is able to arrive at whatever remains ever constant. He who is capable of seeing the Whole is a philosopher; he who is not, is not."

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no no

same AUTHOR
Thanks for correcting me.
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I just got a free copy...its in the mail. Any thoughts?
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