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Our purpose is to provide resources for spiritual seekers who are keenly interested in experiencing the ultimate reality, or God. Our equally important goal is to counteract the tide of bogus spiritual teachings and less-than-upstanding teachers that contribute to much of the contemporary spiritual wasteland, which is frequently steeped in materialism and far removed from the divine. We oppose the watering down of mysticism, the secularization of spirituality, and the intellectualization of the mystical experience, which is ineffable and wholly non-rational. We encourage aspirants to employ a discerning mentality by using discrimination and critical thinking in their spiritual searches. We take an eclectic and universal approach, expressing reverence and respect for all traditional mystical paths.

 

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We reference the time-honored teachings from mystics of all religious traditions, especially Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Taoism. One of our main philosophical sources is the Vedanta cosmology, and two of our primary inspirations are Jesus of Nazareth and Sri Ramakrishna. However, we do not promote any one church, nor do we proselytize. We also source modern philosophers, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Søren Kierkegaard to Gerald Heard.

 


 

 

 

 


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