Tag Archives: Al-Ghazali

Mystical Experience: The Scholars’ Perspective 1/3

Mystical Experience: Psychological and Philosophical Context The term ‘mysticism,’ comes from the Greek μυω, meaning “to conceal.” In the Hellenistic world, ‘mystical’ referred to “secret” religious rituals. In early Christianity the term came to refer to “hidden” allegorical interpretations of … Continue reading

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Fasting, Discipline & Self-control: Willpower over Habits (1/2)

Fasting, Discipline & Willpower The regular fast, becoming a weekday exercise all year, is for me less an effort than a very agreeable way of life. I practice it with pleasure so appreciating its advantages that I regret its interruptions. [Adalbert de … Continue reading

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Fast Thinking: Thoughts Beyond Cognition

Fasting Minds Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.[Romans 12:2] The … Continue reading

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