@FutureStudies_ Well, right on. Ok then—le merveilleux monsieur Mohaghegh (a.k.a. ‘Dr. J’) has asked that the FSP faculty start commenting on the new Twitterized Lab-posts, and what better place to begin such commentary than with-&-in the #Mystic Lab? (‘mysticism’ from the Greek μύστης and μῡ́ω
@FutureStudies_ designating those who keep their mouths closed: the ultimate challenge to-&-for any commentator). “Is the 72nd floor of a London skyscraper closer to heaven?” writes Andrea @cityastheatre Cetrulo, evoking BlueLetterBible.org/kjv/gen/11/1/t… (“And they said, Go to!—Let us build us a city, and
@FutureStudies_ @cityastheatre a tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth”). The thread got unthreaded/cut-in-twain, much like the ( )hole project of the Biblical Babel, but Andrea’s question at the conclusion of this post
@FutureStudies_ still stands: does mysticism today—modern mysticism, here defined as “seeking the invisible, the immaterial” [or if you prefer, seeking that which is closed-off from us, μῡ́ω/muet]—“signal…the collapse of…civilisation, ”the ‘civil’ or ‘civilized’ supposedly being that which is
@FutureStudies_ open to discussion/deliberation rather than closed-off and mute (muet, μῡ́ω—ʟɪʙᴇʀ ᴍᴜᴛᴜs, ᴍᴜᴛᴜs ʟɪʙᴇʀ).
“What does the renewed interest in mystical practices tell us about future civilisations?”—“[#does_it_signal/#is_it_a_sign_of] the #collapse of…civilisation?” (Andrea Cetrulo).

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