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Participation Mystique

In my mind, the purpose of religion is not to be centered in faith or belief but in participation mystique. This is a ‘knowing’ of the things of life and their inherent mysteries through the experience of the mundane as well as the spiritual. It is an immersion in the mysteries of nature and the seeking of knowledge through mystical participation. This results in a transformation of consciousness. It is a ‘doing’ not a stagnation of spirit where you believe that the mystery has been revealed to you and the ‘work done’ through Jesus Christ—the basis for the concept of faith in Christianity.

The following will help you begin a transformation of consciousness:

Seven Steps to a Spiritual Life

Practice of Divine Humanity