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Collaborative, Comparative, Interdisciplinary Exploration of Mysticism. Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World. #ProjectUnity

Telling the Story of Mysticism. History, Mythology, Metaphysics, Psychology, Poetry, Philosophy and Science. By Seekers, For Seekers.

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Collaborative, Comparative, Interdisciplinary Exploration of Mysticism. Ancient Wisdom for a Modern World. #ProjectUnity

Telling the Story of Mysticism. History, Mythology, Metaphysics, Psychology, Poetry, Philosophy and Science. By Seekers, For Seekers.

    The Most Dangerous Mind of the 20th Century

    The Most Dangerous Mind of the 20th Century

    Despite being long rejected, there are very few thinkers who have framed the way you, the modern person, thinks about yourself and the world around you as the irreverent neurotic Jewish Austrian neurologist, Sigmund Shlomo Freud. Join us to learn about his life, his ideas and his legacy.



    Part 1: The Most Dangerous Mind of the 20th Century https://youtu.be/4sge_4KfCrM

    Part 2: The Mystic that Challenged Freud https://youtu.be/NSNVB-iYNyY

    Part 3: FREUD, Sex & Science vs JUNG, Religion & Occultism https://youtu.be/m2t0Yi2OJvE

    00:00 Introduction

    03:45 Freud's Life

    24:15 Freud's Ideas

    31:31 Freud's Legacy



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    • 35 min
    The New Poem of the Primal Myth

    The New Poem of the Primal Myth

    The Great Myth Awakens; Mysticism for the Modern World: An exploration of the unitive experiences, theories and practice of the world’s mystical traditions. Seeking a universal spirituality, a mysticism which transcends all boundaries while remaining deeply rooted in tradition. Exploring an upgraded operating system for religion, a rationally, empirically, scientifically and philosophically sound approach to the mystical which might just show us how to live beautiful lives.



    00:00 Opening Quote: The Great Myth

    04:35 Today’s Talk

    11:05 A New Story for a New World

    19:10 Mysticism, in Experience, Theory and Practice

    35:46 Redefining the Self

    42:03 A Vision of Mysticism, summarized

    44:25 The words of the Prophet

    47:03 The Final Question

    48:26 Closing Quote

    51:31 Closing Words



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    Thank you to our beloved Patrons: Jason, Sergio, Leila, Wael, jXaviErre, Simona, Francis, Etty, Stephen, Arash, William, Michael, Matija, Timony, Vilijami, Stoney, El techo, Stephen, Ross, Ahmed, Alexander, Diceman, Hannah, Julian, Leo, Sim, Sultan, John, Joshua, Igor, Chezi, Jorge, Andrew, Alexandra, Füsun, Lucas, Andrew, Stian, Ivana, Aédàn, Darjeeling, Astarte, Declan, Gregory, Alex, Charlie, Anonymous, Joshua, Arin, Sage, Marcel, Ahawk, Yehuda, Kevin, Evan, Shahin, Al Alami, Dale, Ethan, Gerr, Effy, Noam, Ron, Shtus, Mendel, Jared, Tim, Mystic Experiment, MM, Lenny, Justin, Joshua, Jorge, Wayne, Jason, Caroline, Yaakov, Daniel, Wodenborn, Steve, Collin, Justin, Mariana, Vic, Shaw, Carlos, Nico, Isaac, Frederick, David, Ben, Rodney, Charley, Jonathan, Chelsea, Curly Joe, Adam and Andre.

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    • 53 min
    The Spiritual Life of a Baháʼí

    The Spiritual Life of a Baháʼí

    Off the Record Interview with the fastest growing new religion in the world. What being Baháʼí is Really All About | Spiritual Conversation about the Life of Faith



    00:00 Excerpt

    00:56 Contextualizing Baháʼí

    07:57 Coming to Baháʼí

    14:15 Community of Volunteers

    20:57 Mysticism in Baháʼí

    27:41 Manifesting God

    36:51 13 Key Principles of Faith

    56:04 Spiritual Practice & Experience

    1:02:02 Prayer in Baháʼí

    1:06:59 Marriage in Baháʼí

    1:08:16 Closing Words



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    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Mystery & Mysticism of the Bahá'í Faith

    The Mystery & Mysticism of the Bahá'í Faith

    Join us for an Exclusive Interview at the Baha'i World Centre as we take a deep dive into the faiths of our neighbors to find out what they actually believe.



    00:00 Excerpt

    01:06 Brief History of the Bahá'í faith

    10:45 Prayer/Invocation to begin the conversation

    14:55 Mysticism and the Bahá'í faith

    30:44 Becoming God

    40:33 On the Nature of God

    49:08 Bahá'í, a Perfect Faith?

    51:40 Emanation, Manifestation and Revelation

    1:16:55 Experientiality

    1:24:42 Contradictions between Religions

    1:38:54 Religion of Today, Religion of the Future

    1:49:16 Is the Bahá'í faith too Idealistic?

    1:57:58 Heaven and Hell

    2:03:18 Science and Religion

    2:10:32 Divinity and Humor





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    Thank you to our beloved Patrons: Wael, jXaviErre, Simona, Francis, Etty, Stephen, Arash, William, Michael, Matija, Timony, Vilijami, Stoney, El techo, Stephen, Ross, Ahmed, Alexander, Diceman, Hannah, Julian, Leo, Sim, Sultan, John, Joshua, Igor, Chezi, Jorge, Andrew, Alexandra, Füsun, Lucas, Andrew, Stian, Ivana, Aédàn, Darjeeling, Astarte, Declan, Gregory, Alex, Charlie, Anonymous, Joshua, Arin, Sage, Marcel, Ahawk, Yehuda, Kevin, Evan, Shahin, Al Alami, Dale, Ethan, Gerr, Effy, Noam, Ron, Shtus, Mendel, Jared, Tim, Mystic Experiment, MM, Lenny, Justin, Joshua, Jorge, Wayne, Jason, Caroline, Yaakov, Daniel, Wodenborn, Steve, Collin, Justin, Mariana, Vic, Shaw, Carlos, Nico, Isaac, Frederick, David, Ben, Rodney, Charley, Jonathan, Chelsea, Curly Joe, Adam and Andre.

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    • 2 hr 14 min
    Religion 2.0: A Mystic's Manifesto

    Religion 2.0: A Mystic's Manifesto

    Can religion still provide us with real connection, salvation and redemption in our modern alienated world?



    00:00 An Idea

    10:21 Paradigm Shift

    19:30 The Kabbalists

    30:29 Our Role

    34:57 About Seekers

    40:00 Q&A

    47:03 Q#2

    52:39 Q#3



    #mysticism #religion #unity



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    Thank you to our beloved Patrons: Simona, Francis, Etty, Stephen, Arash, William, Michael, Matija, Timony, Vilijami, Stoney, El techo, Stephen, Ross, Ahmed, Alexander, Diceman, Hannah, Julian, Leo, Sim, Sultan, John, Joshua, Igor, Chezi, Jorge, Andrew, Alexandra, Füsun, Lucas, Andrew, Stian, Ivana, Aédàn, Darjeeling, Astarte, Declan, Gregory, Alex, Charlie, Anonymous, Joshua, Arin, Sage, Marcel, Ahawk, Yehuda, Kevin, Evan, Shahin, Al Alami, Dale, Ethan, Gerr, Effy, Noam, Ron, Shtus, Mendel, Jared, Tim, Mystic Experiment, MM, Lenny, Justin, Joshua, Jorge, Wayne, Jason, Caroline, Yaakov, Daniel, Wodenborn, Steve, Collin, Justin, Mariana, Vic, Shaw, Carlos, Nico, Isaac, Frederick, David, Ben, Rodney, Charley, Jonathan, Chelsea, Curly Joe, Adam and Andre.

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    • 56 min
    Mysticism Debated: Pluralism vs Perennialism

    Mysticism Debated: Pluralism vs Perennialism

    The Perennial Philosophy, or Perennialism for short, claims that the depth traditions found within the major world religions all converge upon the same metaphysical vision - namely, the identification of our deepest selves with a divine, transcendental ground. Popularized by Aldous Huxley in his 1945 The Perennial Philosophy it has a natural appeal to many thinking, spiritually inclined individuals - including those who have never explicitly heard of it. - Jon

    In this debate Jonathan will critique the perennial philosophy; Zevi will defend it.

    Jonathan Weidenbaum is a professor of philosophy and world religions at Berkeley College.

    Zevi Slavin is a seeker, a teacher, and creator of Seekers of Unity.



    See Jonathan’s work here:

    https://berkeleycollege.academia.edu/JonathanWeidenbaum

    https://www.semanticscholar.org/author/Jonathan-Weidenbaum/103460987

    Particularly:

    A Little Disillusionment is a Good Thing: Perennialism, Process Theology, and Religious Diversity

    The Metaphysics of Alterity and Unity: Levinas and Perennialism

    Why I am Not a Pantheist (Nor a Panentheist) Metaphysics, Totalization, and the Cosmos

    With Open Doors and Windows, Doing theology in the spirit of William James

    Upcoming with Nicholas Colemean: The Bell and the Hammer: for and against a perennialist philosophy (seeking a publisher, if you know any…)



    00:00 Introduction: Omar Lughod

    00:54 Introducing Perennialism: Jonathan

    06:09 Critiquing Perennialism: Jonathan

    31:50 Defending Perennialism: Zevi

    51:50 Response: Jonathan

    56:38 Response: Zevi

    Q&A Session

    1:01:27 What about religions that disagree?

    1:04:12 From debate to discussion

    1:07:53 What would it take to change your mind?

    1:13:11 Is this all just ideas to you?

    1:16:53 Baruch Thaler: What’s the bottom line?

    1:18:46 What’s with all this New Age-ism?

    1:33:03 Closing words



    “Neither the mystic nor the philosopher can remain content with an irreducible heterogeneity of mystical experience, the mystic because the ultimate character of the experience implies a universal claim, the philosopher because a diversity of ultimate claims is a challenge not a resting-place. Thus, it is not an uneducated essentialist desire, but religious integrity or philosophical urgency that leads those who no longer find an exclusive claim by any single tradition convincing to seek an underlying unity and to investigate the equivalence of symbols under their diversity.”

    - Charles Davis in his review of Mysticism and Philosophical Analysis, by Steven Katz, ed.



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    • 1 hr 34 min

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