Detachment and mortification on the path to God.
Some thoughts and reflections on Eastern Orthodoxy
This past night I had numerous ideas flood forth after finishing the second chapter of Wolfgang Smith’s Christian Gnosis. Toward the end of the chapter, Prof. Smith speaks of the parallels which the Catholic cosmology has with that of the Hindu beliefs, namely a triple-division of “worlds” or “realms.” This lead me to draw forth…
Now, this post isn’t going to be some in-depth analysis of the book or even a review, but some personal thoughts I’ve had regarding the subject matter they cover.
I don’t hide that while I love and accept Thomism, I have more of a draw towards the Mystics of the Church and a Christian neo-Platonic view of being. It is within this viewpoint that I am not surprised to find myself interested once more in the esoteric.