Tag Archives: Mysticism

The Meaning of Life… and Some Stuff About Me as a Writer

I read this last night and it blew my mind: “Write the novel you want to read.” -Toni Morrison Write the blog you want to read. Be the author you admire. Confession time: Advertisements

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Who Needs an Our Lady of Guadalupe Bottle Opener Keychain You Ask? WHO DOESN’T?

On this New Year’s Sunday, I thought I’d share with you my favorite Christmas present. Isn’t she lovely? Now every time I drink a bottle of fancy beer it will be like I said a little prayer. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Soul Bites Social Media: Just When You Thought it Was Safe to Facebook…

Hey Everybody! Look! Look! Soul Bites Blog now has a Facebook fan page! https://www.facebook.com/SoulBitesBlog But wait! There’s more. SBB has a Twitter account too: Username: SoulBitesBlog Now, not only can you view new blog posts and updates on social media, … Continue reading

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“Disease is not cured by pronouncing the name of medicine, but by taking medicine. Deliverance is not achieved by repeating the word ‘Brahman,’ but by directly experiencing Brahman….” -Aldous Huxley, The Perennial Philadelphy 

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All-Access Mystical Experience

I have what might be a failing in me in that I believe everyone can converse with the gods without intercession of any kind—without any sort of special props or preparation or particular woo. The only block, I believe, is … Continue reading

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God at Rest

“All I mean to imply is that, other things being equal, a heroic figure at rest has a greater transporting power than one which is shown in action.” -Aldous Huxley, Heaven and Hell I think this is less about the … Continue reading

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On a Mystic’s Relationship to the Sciences

“Knowing as he does (or at least as he can know, if he so desires) what are the chemical conditions of transcendental experience, the aspiring mystic should turn for technical help to the specialists— in pharmacology, in biochemistry, in physiology … Continue reading

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