Accessing the mystic

Science and spirituality collide when biologist Rupert Sheldrake and postmodern theologian Matthew Fox, explore the practical aspects of mysticism and the attainment of higher levels of consciousness.

He touches on the idea that mystical experience are often considered taboo and that people don’t feel safe discussing them lest they be considered “mad.”

This is an excerpt from a longer video that can be purchased here: Accessing the Mystic: Regaining A Sense of the Sacred

For some interesting articles that look at the concept of spiritual emergency (which are mystical as well) as it pertains to those who often get psychiatric labels see: Spiritual emergency: one way of interpreting activity of the psyche that is often labeled psychotic

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