The Quintet of Radiance Blogger Award

Most Influential Blogger Award

Most Influential Blogger
Quintet of Radiance Blogger Award

My Acceptance
I thank Reverend Gerry so much for nominating our Weblog, The Mystical Path, for the “Quintet of Radiance Blogger Award.”

It is an honor I joyously accept for the wonderful recognition she has given the site and all that the site brings and contributes to the spiritual cause of Oneness — in particular, to the advancement of global spiritual awakening and to the fulfillment of humanity’s mystical illumination.

The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger
Quintet of Radiance Blogger Award

It is truly rewarding to reap such a plentiful harvest of approval, compliments, and goodwill for the work we do here in the online vineyards of the Spirit.

I have complied with the Award requirement to write a word about myself for every letter of the English alphabet. The task was not as easy as I had first thought it might be. It proved to be a delicate act to find a fair balance between maintaining the humility of the egoic-sense-of-self, on the one hand, and exalting the qualities of the true Self, on the other hand. In the end, I discerned the exercise to be simply another episode in the ongoing story of “living between two worlds.”

Sunshine Award

Sunshine Award
Quintet of Radiance Blogger Award

Here then is that list:

        A – Authentic
        B – Bodhisattva
        C – Committed
        D – Devoted
        E – Enjoyment
        F – Fun-loving
        G – Godly
        H – Happy and Hot
        I – Interesting
        J – Just
        K – Kind
        L – Loving
        M – Mystic
        N – Nondual
        O – Open
        P – Peace-loving/Purposeful/Passionate
        Q – Qualified
        Inner Peace Award

        Inner Peace Award
        Quintet of Radiance Blogger Award

        R – Respectful
        S – Student
        T – Teacher
        U – Unitive
        V – Vedantist
        W – Welcoming
        X – X-ray
        Y – Yogi
        Z – Zigzag

Nominating Others
Also, further to the Quintet of Radiance Blogger Award, I unreservedly nominate these following exemplary and praiseworthy bloggers, for being the refreshing, life-affirming, uplifting, or inspiring channels of transformation, expression, sharing, motivation and creativity that they are. They are precious online jewels.

Awesome Blog Content Award

Awesome Blog Content Award
Quintet of Radiance Blogger Award

  • Annadote is the site of mystic, author and creative artist Anna Romano, located at I love and enjoy her delightful Spirit-laden wisdom quotes or reflections, art expressions, and creative fruitage, particularly her specialty bookmarks, greeting cards, and framed wall reminders. I commend her site.
    Annadote's Site

    Annadote’s Site

  • MoonLightened Way is the blog site of sublime mystic and prolific blogger Jean Mishra, located at Jean shares so much from her heart — OF her soul’s beautiful heart. She shares the same passion I have for the Self. Her site deserves this quintet of awards (and more).
    MoonLightened Way Site

    MoonLightened Way

  • Darvish is the site of Irving Karchmar, a poet, writer, editor, and author, and, above all, a darvish of the Nimatullahi Sufi Order. Irving’s site is located at I have the highest respect for him as a true Sufi. In my heart’s eyes, he is a Sufi par excellence. (Ya Haqq!)
    Darvish's WordPress Banner

    Darvish Site

  • Life Without a Centre is the site of Jeff Foster, a young mystic and spiritual teacher, who is based in the United Kingdom. His site URL is: Jeff and I share a similar commitment to a pure and nondualist mysticism. I haven’t met him in person. However, I have listened to his talks and interviews, and I find him highly respectable and credible as a spiritual teacher and a contemporary mystic.
    Link to Life Without a Centre Site

    Life Without a Centre Site

Award Rules
For the benefit of all, here are the rules for accepting the nomination for the Award.
1. Thank the person who gave you the nomination.
2. Write a word about yourself for every letter of the English alphabet.
3. Nominate other bloggers for this award.
4. Announce the nominations to the nominees.

Thank you again for the nomination and your endorsement, Reverend Gerry.
Thank You Smiley.
In Oneness,            


Contemplative Pathways
We work in the consciousness of Oneness for your illumination and healing,
pressing the grapes of contemplation in the vineyards of the Spirit where workers are always welcome.


A Happy Easter Awakening
in the Spirit to all!


A Postscript

Darvish replied to the nomination, as follows:

Thank you, brother Marc, for the honor and nomination 🙂 However, my path precludes me from accepting any such awards for being of service, which is meant to be done in humility and anonymously. Peace and many blessing to you 🙂

Ya Haqq!

I understand his response: He is being true to Sufism and to himSelf. Ya Haqq! 🙂

About Marc of Contemplative Pathways

Marc teaches contemplative meditation in the context of "contemporary mysticism" under the style of "Contemplative Pathways." His spiritual work is backed by a profound understanding of mystical teachings and the mystical life, that is rooted in fifty (50) years of personal study, practice and spiritual unfoldment (inner realization and spiritual experience).  In the course of his spiritual journey, he has received the gifts of mystical discernment and spiritual transmission. Marc has been conducting classes and meetings on contemporary mysticism and meditation at the San Francisco Bay Area for over fifteen years, usually in a classroom, lecture, seminar, workshop, online meeting, or group practice setting. He has facilitated study groups and workshops for centering/contemplative meditation practice meetings since the 1980s. Marc's teaching work meaningfully shifts consciousness in students through the process of spiritual transmission and mystical transformation.  He enables others to embark on the spiritual journey by understanding the Truth teaching and by living its principles in their daily lives. His methodology of instruction is divinely inspired and firmly rooted in pure, authentic mysticism.  Marc's approach to the subject of contemporary mysticism is essentially nondenominational, nonsectarian, culturally interfaith, transreligious, definitively unitive, and unequivocally nondualistic. Within the context of the great shift in consciousness presently occurring all over the planet, Marc’s work focuses on individual and collective spiritual instruction and transformation. He promotes the practice of contemplation or meditation as the vehicle for spiritual transcendence and ascension to the higher dimensions of mystical consciousness. His other contributions to worldwide spiritual awakening and the global contemplative movement include spiritual mentoring, spiritual direction, and spiritual healing work. Marc is firmly committed to the vision of a global spiritual awakening and the divine promise of humanity’s mystical illumination. His brand of mysticism is the only true contemporary mysticism born of 21st century illumination and spirituality.  
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