Mysticism in the 21st Century
A mystic tradition can be considered a path or school of spirituality in which ones seeks a direct, personal experience of the Divine Presence, in whatever form that may be without barriers or intermediaries. Within the academic text book, Mysticism in the 21st Century, Dr. Monette (Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, and Associate Professor of Religion in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences) examines five contemporary spiritual areas: Hermeticism, Paganism, Sufism, Tantra, and Yoga and of these five mystic paths Dr. Monette collaborates with: Shri Kapilnath, Stephen Abdullah Trevathan, Anton Long, Jall, Mark Alan Smith, Robert Svoboda, Zhander Remete, Emma Balnaves, Michael Kelly, HH Bir Krishna das Goswami, and Andrea Olivera.In my video interview with Dr. Monette, we discuss Mystism in the world, academic institutions and of those who helped infuse this mystic academic textbook. > View the video here!
Up Close Interviews in February!
Capturing the best of any interview can be daunting with esoteric topics as its views are multi-facet. Anyone can ask loads of questions till we all grow tired of not only the chatter, but sometimes even those interviewed before we skip through the last question missing the important bits in between. I've narrowed each interview consisting of 5 written questions, followed by an in-depth video interview should you decide you want to learn more with additional media options available when applicable.> Read more
Fatiyima Sufi Order
In my interview with Grand Shaykh Wahid Azal, Founder of Fatimiya Sufi Order synchronously weds central currents of High Shi'te Islamicate gnosis, Kabbalah, and Shamanism, Wahid Azal shares knowledge on topics ranging from Islamic Occultism, the Zoroastrian sacrament known as Hoama, esoteric Shi'a Islam, etc.> Read more