Interviews

 

A. Video

The Mystical Experience, a panel discussion on the nature of mysticism in which I participate together with Brother David Steindl-Rast and Maata Lynn Barron.

If you have neither time nor patience to spend an entire hour looking at it, here are some interesting clips:
1. Listening to God

2. The illusory God

3. Questioning the Mystical Experience

4. The Mystical Experience & the Sacred Use of Drugs.

A documentary film, Building Bridges, the Religious Work of Jonathan Omer-Man, was produced by Jewish Television Network, Los Angeles, 1983.

Print

An Interview with Kristine McKenna
A wide ranging interview.

Accepting the Mystery,” conducted by Gilla Nissan and Lauren Deutch and published in Parabola can be read on-line here. The theme of the entire Spring issue of the magazine is “suffering” (not my choice).

Extensive interiews appear in a number of books, including Rodger The Kamenetz’ Jew in the Lotus and Stalking Elijah; Working on God, by Winnifred Gallagher; The Deepest Spiritual Life, by Susan Quinn.

There are also dozens of interviews in periodicals, some excellent, others not. They can be found by Googling my name.

Audio

Ibn Arabi Conversations: Following the Ibn Arabi Symposium held in October in Berkeley, Michael Lerner of Commonweal recorded a number of interviews for the New School project. I had the privilege are participating in one of them, and I strongly recommend the others too. Podcasts of the entire library are available. Mine is half way down the list.