Tag Archives: William James

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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Depression & Faith: How to Escape from a Prison of the Mind

Prison of the Mind A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of … Continue reading

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Healthful Thoughts: Faith against Fear

Faith and Fear  I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. [John 14:27]. One of religion’s primary reasons for … Continue reading

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