Magical Light and Spiritual DarknesswithJames Tunney

Books Mentioned In This Interview

james tunney the mystical accord: sutras to suit our times, lines for spiritual evolution james tunney ireland i don't recognize who she is james tunney blue lies september gershom scholem kabbalah rabbi léah novick on the wings of shekhinah matilda marcolli lumen naturae eoghan mac aogáin eriugena dionysius the areopagite the celestial hierarchy goethe theory of colors p k dick exegesis jacob boehme the signature of all things gerald betty schueler coming into the light: rituals of egyptian magic philip t nicholson meditation & light visions: a neurological analysis peter fenwick the truth in the light francis tiso rainbow body and the resurrection andrew silverman a burst of conscious light richard valantasis the gospel of thomas jeffrey mishlove the pk man arthur young the reflexive universe yuval noah harari homo deus john c lilly the deep self serena roney-dougal the faerie faith suhrawardi the philosophy of illumination

James Tunney, LLM, is an Irish Barrister who has lectured on legal matters throughout the world. He is a poet, a visual artist, and author of The Mystery of the Trapped Light: Mystical Thoughts in the Dark Age of Scientism plus 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 focuses on the distinctions between physical light and many forms of spiritual light, including magical light, Egyptian light, and divine light. He reflects on the multiple meanings of the notion of light entrapped within matter or flesh. He argues that scientism, to the extent that it denies the realities of the spirit, is a dark cultural force. He also points out the high value that spiritual traditions place upon darkness.

(Recorded on September 21, 2020)

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

Published on October 21, 2020


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