The subjects in the title have been focuses of my thought all my life. I have identified as a scientist at least since I was a pre-teen, and since age 23, yoga has worked its way into my daily life and my patterns of thought. I am a mystic and a scientist, and have explored the relationship between the two, both with scholarship and introspection. For a long time, I thought my task was to reconcile two opposing world-views. Only in recent years have I come to see mysticism as a natural—perhaps inevitable—endpoint of scientific inquiry.
This recent essay summarizes the state of my thinking on the subject. It is not light reading, but if you are inclined to spend the time to consider and respond, these are topics that I want very much to be sharing and discussing.