Yesterday I read about a guy in the United States who preaches something that he calls practical mysticism. Apart from the fact that he is in big trouble because three people died and many others are hospitalized after one of his practices in a sweat lodge turned bad, I’ve been wondering what « practical mysticism » could be. Seems to be what we call in English an oxymoron (two contradictory terms). By nature, what is « mystical » is not « practical » and what is « practical » is not « mystical. »
Meanwhile, here in Europe, while we sleep tonight what we agree is the « time » will not follow our usual notion of its pattern. It will « fall back. » Does that mean we will all be a bit younger? Or what if we are actually neither young nor old, the hour not ahead or behind? What if we are in fact time?