Accessing the Mystic – Science and the Sacred

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Biologist Rupert Sheldrake and postmodern theologian Matthew Fox, explore the practical aspects of mysticism and the attainment of higher levels of consciousness.

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I like what Rupert Sheldrake shared in the above video about birds, such as homing pigeons, being able to find their way, which is one of the wonders of Nature. I agree with Matthew Fox who said at the beginning of the video that mysticism is our daily experience, to those of us who are alert and have not squelched the child in us. I am learning to unleash the child in me, so to speak, and not neglect my inner self.

So, I think in this sense, we can also say that the astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is a mystic, since he seeks to experience life with the wide-eyed wonder of the child in him. Yes, scientists who approach life with a sense of awe and reverence are the true mystics, compared to bishops who are steeped in their dogma and unwilling to embrace the mysteries of life since they are stuck in their own “certainties”. I daresay Tyson is someone who is not afraid to be spiritually independent, so to speak, as he chooses to be open-minded and thinks for himself.

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