“It’s The World That’s Strange”
Barbara Ehrenreich talks to Jeff Sharlet about her new book, mysticism, secrecy, and science.
Mystics Wanted. Apply at #mystex
In Barbara Ehrenriech’s new book Living With a Wild God, she discusses a mystical experience she had as a teenager that affected the rest of her life in unexpected ways.…
Letters still coming in about Stephen Prothero’s piece Why I Am Not A Mystic. This from Kevin in Colorado: Stephen Prothero’s reflections “Why I’m not a Mystic” are beautiful. Thanks…
Journey to the End of the Night
The sounds of the soul stretch from 16th-century Spain to David Lynch’s LA.
The Sapphire in Hildegard’s Wine
On the frontispiece of Hildegard von Bingen’s Scivias, the nun is propping her feet on a stool—perhaps to elevate her knees high enough to compose the first strokes of her…
Searching for Sufis
When you look for mystics in a war-torn land, you might find them hiding right in front of you.