Mystical LightwithJames Tunney

Books Mentioned In This Interview

james tunney the mystical accord: sutras to suit our times, lines for spiritual evolution hafiz wine and prayer e underhill mysticism s pinker enlightenment now r tallis aping mankind hildegard of bingen book of divine works rosemary ruether sexism and god-talk r valantasis the gospel of thomas prabhuji advaita vedanta r bucke cosmic consciousness j chambers victor hugo's conversations with the spirit world d radin real magic a young the reflexive universe w russell the secret of light d bohm wholeness and the implicate order g orwell 1984 henri corbin suhrawardi r wilhelm the secret of the golden flower m jawer sensitive soul anonymous the cloud of unknowing j boehme the signature of all things p dick valis a maslow toward a psychology of being s citron why the baal shem tov laughed p mistlberger the three dangerous magi s beckett waiting for godot a chaplin the bright light of death l principe the aspiring adept m curie autobiographical notes & pierre curie t hall the spiritualists w barrett on the threshold of the unseen j goethe theory of colours h wells the open conspiracy h wells the new world order suhrawardi the philosophy of illumination j newby reflections from the inner light k kesey one flew over the cuckoo's nest a burgess a clockwork orange v hugo les miserable

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. His website is

Here he focuses on the role of light in mystical traditions, enunciating his own insights regarding five stages of illumination. He distinguishes between authentic illumination and artificial pretensions of scientistic rationality. He emphasizes the role of heart-centered compassion on the mystical path.

(Recorded on December 7, 2020)

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

I. Bergman, Gaslight (video) –

Published on December 21, 2020


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