The Mysticism Haters Have Found the Big Book!

I've mentioned Lighthouse Trails Research several times over the years on this blog. It's a sad and pathetic website, created by spiritually-wounded fundamentalist Christians who believe it is their duty to hate mysticism and contemplation and to "warn" others about the "dangers" associated with mystical and contemplative practice.Yes, I know "hate" is a strong word, but I also believe in stating things plainly: and the plain truth is that Lighthouse Trails Research is a spiritual hate site. … [Read more...]

Beware of those Eastern Mystical Labyrinths!

Sigh. The folks at Lighthouse Trails Research (one of the Internet's more visible anti-mysticism websites) are getting goofier and goofier (or, perhaps, more and more paranoid). Yesterday they posted a blog entry in which they listed over thirty terms that they describe as "the 'inside language' of contemplative spirituality." They go on to issue this dire warning: that all these "point to one thing ... eastern mysticism."The list includes such terms as:Labyrinths The Jesus Prayer Lectio … [Read more...]


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