Last week I got a present: an email from someone who attached a wonderfully written essay, "The Mystical Mind of God."
I asked for permission to share it. Whatever you wish, came the reply, though please, if you do decide to do something, leave no footprints to my door.
So the author is anonymous. Here's the piece in Word and PDF formats. It's thoughtful and well worth reading.
--the emphasis on Western mystics and thinkers, who tend to get short shrift in mystically-inclined writings
--how the author weaves together insights from theology, philosophy, psychology, and science
--the nicely fashioned prose, reflecting a pleasing blend of seriousness and "lightness of being"
--the observation that The Cloud of Unknowing was "written anonymously by a late fourteenth century monk (anonymous because his skin wasn't fireproof)."
--that the path to God begins and ends at an accessible point: now
Regarding the last point, I don't know if it's true. But it sure seems more plausible to me than all the religious teachings that would have us wend our way to God through time and space.
What do you think?