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David Steindl-Rast, "The Mystical Core of Organized Religion," a classic on the relationship between mysticism and religion. Originally published in New Realities Vol. X No. 4 (March/April 1990): 35-37.


Institute for Mystical Experience Research and Education (IMERE), an organization that collects and publishes mystical experiences from around the world.

Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre (RERC), an organization at the University of Wales, Lampeter, which houses an archive of over 6,000 accounts of spiritual and religious experiences from around the world.

4 thoughts on “Resources”

  1. The Council on Spiritual Practices supports research related to the use of entheogens and is dedicated to making direct experience of the sacred more available to more people. Regardless of your perspective on entheogens, this site has valuable resources and discussion drawn from spiritual guides, experts in the behavioral and biomedical sciences, and scholars of religion related to spirituality.

  2. Encountering Silence explores the beauty and importance of silence from many angles, not just the religious/spiritual/mystical, but also reflecting on the psychology of silence, silence and the arts, silence and politics, silence and education… the list goes on. For a topic that we often don’t devote a lot of time and energy to, silence certainly has an important (if quiet!) role in all our lives.

  3. The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society transforms higher education by supporting and encouraging the use of contemplative/introspective practices and perspectives to create active learning and research environments that look deeply into experience and meaning for all in service of a more just and compassionate society. Their tree of contemplative practices illustrates a wide range on practices to foster contemplative mind.

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