A History of Mysticism

Cole DeSantis

Join writer Cole DeSantis for a historical exploration of mysticism.


Mystical experiences are a fundamental part of being human, and yet they are some of the most mysterious and elusive experiences a person can have.


Traditional views tie mysticism to religion. Counterculture sees hallucinogenic substances as a way to access mystical knowledge, and brain science suggests that mystical experiences arise from brain states.


Discover how the contemporary view of mysticism arose and how it contrasts with the traditional Western view.


Cole DeSantis is a writer, lecturer, and researcher in a wide range of philosophical and theological topics. He has written for many popular theological publications and is a journalist for the Rhode Island Catholic.


This event is free and open to all.

Event Details

Program Time: 
07:00pm - 08:00pm
Room Reservation: 
02/28/2023 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
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Name of Organization: 
Warwick Public Library
Contact Name: 
Wil Gregersen