Keating

"God Is Existence" — Thomas Keating, Thomas Metzinger, and the Contemplative Life

"God Is Existence" — Thomas Keating, Thomas Metzinger, and the Contemplative Life

I've been really enjoying the late Thomas Keating's The Human Condition, in which he describes psychological development through contemplation and meditation. Keating's work actually reminds me a great deal of modern leaps in neuroscience, especially as outlined by philosopher Thomas Metzinger in The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self. In this post, I compare Keating and Metzinger’s work in leading a contemplative life.

Nested — Toward a Mormon Mysticism

Nested — Toward a Mormon Mysticism

A somewhat more personal piece, this post amounts to a series of notes briefly exploring Mormon thought and its history, in an attempt to establish a tentative mysticism or contemplative worldview within the tradition founded by Joseph Smith.