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The Big Book of Christian Mysticism

By Mason Spirit contributor on May 10, 2011


The Big Book of Christian Mysticism (Hampton Roads Publishers, 2010) celebrates the beautiful and profound tradition of experiential and conscious spirituality within the Christian faith. From the recognition of mystery in the New Testament to the austere spirituality of the desert fathers and mothers, to the insights of the great visionaries and contemplatives of the Middle Ages, to the interreligious and interdisciplinary explorations of 20th-century mystics, mysticism has had a profound, yet underappreciated, role within the Christian life. This book celebrates this tradition, makes it accessible to the average reader, and explores how the wisdom of mysticism can be incorporated into our spiritual lives.

Carl McColman, MA English ’84, is the author of 10 books on a variety of spiritual topics. He also is a popular blogger, retreat leader, and teacher. Visit his blog at www.anamchara.com.


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  1. Christian Mysticism is the knowledge of the soul, which knows health, happiness, and the best path for us to take because the knowledge comes from within the person it is guiding. It works through our intellect to expand our perceptions so we can evolve spiritually, grow stronger, and not do harm. Enlightenment starts in the intellect, but leads to our intuition and it shows us how to respond to the new perceptions beyond the five senses.

    Comment by soma — May 11, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

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