I'm about to teach a training for the first time in more than 2 years:
It's a 1-Day called
The Infinite Wave: A Mystic Shift, June 8 (go here for more information),
...and so I'm finally sending out a mailing to my list, also the first "outreach" in more than 2 years, which means––yikes!––I'm finally giving out the address of this website to my mailing list. My close friends think it's pretty funny that I've been working on this site (and if you take a look, there's a LOT here!) for years without publicizing the fact that it even exists… but then, you had to be there, in my consciousness, full of downloaded inspiration, but needing a break from larger-scale interaction. (And don't worry, I have plenty of intimate friendships; I haven't been isolated!).
So as I've been starting to talk about what I'm experiencing, and introduce the new mystic path that has been helping me SO MUCH, to the point that the very concept of "me" is finally melting, thank Goddess, I've been talking about the difference between "New" and Old" Mysticism. And about becoming a NEW Mystic.
What do I mean by this? Well, there's a long answer to that. I'm working on a slideshow: The New Mystic Manifesto, that I hope to turn into a YouTube video, explaining new mysticism, which covers ideas from chaos theory, a new map of consciousness, and also defines the difference between mysticism (Oneness) and metaphysics, or the mental arts and sciences (Twoness). And which also defines what I mean by "New" mystic, compared with "Old."
Here's a very short version of a couple of differences between an "Old" and "New" Mystic. There are many more, including huge differences between Western and Eastern mysticism, conceptions of emptiness and fullness… (and to say this is simplified is to really simplify things)…:
Formed in lineage of patriarchal religion and culture (not their fault!)… OR has gone too far into the senses to get out of this rigidity (the mystic who is really an addict)
Believes body is bad, or at least illusory, to be overcome by "going up" into Spirit or God––usually an "out-of-body" experience
Believes in quantum theory as a clever (but incomprehensible) metaphor for Oneness
Birthing in new cultural/spiritual atmosphere of cooperation between male and female
Knows the body is just as divine as the mind, and that by going down into it, even into its discomfort, we reach a living, in-the-body experience of Oneness.
Is literate in chaos theory as the actual way Oneness works