Techniques for Mystical Awakening (6)


Seekers of spiritual experiences can achieve a mystical awakening by using a variety of techniques, including sounds, dancing, meditation, and praying. Sounds have been used throughout history to help achieve a mystical state of mystical awakening and communion with the inner spirit.

How Can We Achieve A Mystical State? (5)


Throughout history and different religious traditions, people have used a great number of techniques to enter into a mystical state and to open themselves up to the mystic experience. Many are successful because the mystical state is completely natural and lies in the background of everything

Religion and Dualism (4)


Human beings by nature tend to practice dualism, by naming and categorizing things into this or that. Even a religion is essentially a way of turning things into this or that. Dualism can lead us into making good or bad determinations, in which one thing is seen as being better than the other. The dualistic […]

How is mysticism different from religion? (3)


Mysticism is an essential element in all religions. However, it can never be the whole content of any religious tradition. This is because religions must be based in a context of history, dogma, and institutions in order to be effective. Religions are a social phenomenon which binds people together in a positive way. However it […]

The Mystic Path to Understanding (2)


Around the world wherever conscious beings exist we can find people searching to find a place of oneness or the world’s soul. There seems to be a universal longing for truth, understanding, and reaching a mystical awakening. Mysticism focuses on working to uncover our deep internal reality and reach new experiences of understanding by traveling […]

Exploring Mysticism (1)


The mystic quest for understanding the human purpose is discussed. Several spiritual leaders talk about their explorations into the mystery of mysticism. People’s spiritual needs have been expressed through the centuries across the essential religious experiences of human kind. Mystics traveling on a mystical journey are found at the center of every single spiritual tradition. […]

What is Mysticism?


Pamela Desvernie talks about what mysticism means to her and how all things are one from a mystical world view ….. Stay tuned for our full length study of mysticism and the mystic journey.

The Ceremony of the Bound Shaman, and Itara’s own Shamanic Work


Shaman Itara talks about the Ceremony of the Bound Shaman, and her personal shamanic work as well.

Healing Shaman


A meeting with Itara O’connell, healing shaman. ….Enjoy these short excerpts taken from interviews for our upcoming full-length documentary on mysticism. Stay tuned!

Mystical Knowing


Mary Reed, the “Unwitting Mystic” talks about meditation, contemplation, and the experience of embodiment on the path to mystical knowing. ….Enjoy these short excerpts taken from interviews for our upcoming full-length documentary on mysticism. Stay tuned!

Inner Knowing


Lama Palden Drolma discusses the Buddhist mystical path. .. ….Enjoy these short excerpts taken from interviews for our upcoming full-length documentary on mysticism. Stay tuned!

The Mystic Path


Dr. Carol Weyland Conner, Murshida of Sufism Reoriented, talks about the journey of soul.

Attaining Mystical States


Rabbi Aubrey Glazer, of Congregation Beth Shalom, San Francisco, talks about Attaining a Mystical State, in Jewish Mystical Thought.

Mystic Wisdom


Sufi Hadi Paul Reicherz defines mysticism and discusses its relationship with religion.

Sufi Wisdom


Shankina Reinhertz talks about seeing, listening and becoming—the embodiment of the holy in Sufi mystical tradition.

Mysticism and Hinduism


A conversation with Paramacharya Sadasivanathaswami at the Hindu Monastery in Kauai.

Exploring the Mystery – Timothy Freke


Timothy Freke, author and philosopher, discusses the mystical experience.

What is Prayer?


Fr Richard Rohr discusses true prayer.

Love and Suffering


Fr Richard Rohr says we can become open to God through great love or great suffering.

Beyond the Ego


In conversation with Fr. Richard Rohr

An Earthy Mystic


Fr Joe Screbo discusses mysticism.

What is Mysticism?


In conversation with Fr Richard Rohr