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Returning to Mystery, Saving Ourselves (A Retrospective)

At our recent event Returning to Mystery, Saving ourselves, we gathered to reflect on something that we don’t have enough space for in “modern” (or post-modern) life, which we can call mystery. We created this space with the help of several guests whose lives have intersected with mystery in diverse and lllustrative ways. We can see […]

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Returning to Mystery, Saving Ourselves: Blind Spots

Our second Blind Spots event: Returning to mystery, Saving Ourselves will take place on the 19th of May from 3.30pm-5h30pm (doors at 3:15) at St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG. Artists, activists, therapists, and scientists will connect the many routes “out of our head” through art, mindfulness, nature, and […]

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Ritual and The Return to Mystery

Ritual stands out as an element of religion, and became a symbol of superstition or arbitrary authority in the age of skepticism — but now, our culture seems to be getting skeptical towards skepticism. Will this movement usher ritual back into the mainstream along with yoga and meditation? The form of Catholic sacraments largely determined […]

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We have Failed to Escape Mystery

Is it possible to escape “spiritual” or “mystical” experience? “Mysticism” is an uncomfortable word for many of us, but it has the same root and probably the same experiential source as mystery. Mystery will be there as long as there are things larger than us, things that are significant and beyond our comprehension. Some things seem […]