Anti MysticismwithJames Tunney

james tunney


Abraham Maslow Ayn Rand Carl Jung Corliss Lamont CSICOP Daniel O'Connell Frederick Douglass Freud humanism Jonestown Liam Clancy Martin Luther King Jr. objectivism Operation Paperclip Ramakrishna Rasputin Van Gogh Wilson Van Dusen

James Tunney, LLM, is an Irish Barrister who has lectured on legal matters throughout the world. He is a poet, a visual artist, and also author of The Mystical Accord: Sutras to Suit Our Times, Lines for Spiritual Evolution. In addition, he has written two dystopian novels — Blue Lies September, and Ireland I Don’t Recognize Who She Is. His website is

Here he discusses various elements of society that are antagonistic to mysticism. He notes that the objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand, while antagonistic to religion, and therefore mysticism, ought not to be — since it emphasizes individual freedom. However, objectivism has strong rationalistic and scientistic elements that tend to view mysticism as a dangerous superstition. Similarly, psychiatry also tends to confuse mysticism with psychopathology.

(Recorded on January 18, 2020)

James Tunney, Ireland I Don’t Recognize Who She Is —

Patrick Geoghegan, Liberator: The Life and Death of Daniel O’Connell –

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (video) –

Liam Clancy, The Yellow Bittern (video) –

Anthony Clare, In the Psychiatrist’s Chair (audio book) –

Published on March 19, 2020