Although there are similarities between psychism and mysticism, they are different. Psychism deals with the personal and mortal aspects of consciousness, with paranormal experiences involving an I-thou relationship. Mysticism is for the sole purpose of having a direct, firsthand experience of God.
Affirmations for this lecture by Dr. Paul Leon Masters:
- Similarities: I understand that similarities between the physical and mystical may include paranormal sight and extra-sensory experience.
- Personal: I understand that psychism deals with the personal or mortal aspects of consciousness.
- Impersonal: I understand that mysticism involves that which transcends personal ego consciousness, the impersonal or universal consciousness.
- Psychism: I recognize that the experiences of psychism may include, but are not be limited to, other dimensions, clairvoyance, clairaudience, visions of symbols, scenes, gods, goddesses, or any other paranormal experience involving an I-Thou relationship.
- Mysticism: I understand that the practice of mysticism is for the sole purpose of first hand, direct experience of the absolute, eternal/infinite beingness as Mind/Spirit Consciousness – God.
- Meditation (Physical): I understand that mediation, even for that sole purpose of union with God, may be filled with experiences of a psychical nature.
- Psychical Learning and Distractions: I understand that while I may learn of life’s mysteries from psychical experiences, that they are distractions that can direct my attention away from my ultimate spiritual goal, or union with God.
- State of Being: I understand that while psychical experiences may be revealing or interesting in and of themselves, they may keep me just as neurotic or incomplete, or even more so if I allow myself to get caught up in such experiences and miss becoming a whole person, or union with God.
- Meditation (Mystical): I understand that the number one priority of my daily meditations is to transcend my personal ego consciousness to experience universal beingness or union with God.
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