The Essentials Of Mysticism

Essentials Of Mysticism

Essentials Of Mysticism

"British writer of prose and poetry EVELYN UNDERHILL (1875 1941) was a fellow of King s College for Women and King s College, and was the first woman to lecture to the clergy in the Church of England. Through her radio appearances and her stint as editor of the political magazine The Spectator, she was a familiar voice in British public life between the wars. She authored more than 30 books (some under the pseudonym John Cordelier), including Concerning the Inner Life and Radiance: A Spiritual Memoir. This collection of her essays includes: The Essentials of Mysticism The Mystic and the Corporate Life Mysticism and the Doctrine of Atonement The Mystic as Creative Artist The Education of the Spirit The Place of Will, Intellect And Feeling in Prayer The Mysticism of Plotinus and more. Every reader interested in a practical, lucid take on the mystical will want a copy on the bookshelf. "

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Genre : Religion
Author : Evelyn Underhill
Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
Release : 2007-05-01
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9781602064003


The Essentials Of Mysticism

The Essentials Of Mysticism

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Author : Evelyn Underhill
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ISBN : 9781773560120


The Essentials Of Mysticism

The Essentials Of Mysticism

Evelyn Underhill was one of the greatest spiritual writers of the twentieth century. Her legacy as a pivotal figure in Christian mysticism endures today. For her, true mysticism is first of all active and practical, an organic life process in which the whole self is engaged, rather than simply an intellectual apprehension. Underhill's essays on the topic merits a reexamination since it is still used in most courses that explore the experience of God called mysticism and still attracts contemporary spiritual seekers.Excerpt: What are the true essentials of mysticism? When we have stripped off those features which some mystics accept and some reject - all that is merely due to tradition, temperament or unconscious allegorism - what do we find as the necessary and abiding character of all true mystical experience? This question is really worth asking. For some time much attention has been given to the historical side of mysticism, and some - much less - to its practice. But there has been no clear understanding of the difference between its substance and its accidents: between traditional forms and methods, and the eternal experience which they have mediated. In mystical literature words are frequently confused with things, and symbols with realities; so that much of this literature seems to the reader to refer to some self-consistent and exclusive dream-world, and not to the achievement of universal truth. Thus the strong need for re-statement which is being felt by institutional religion, the necessity of re-translating its truths into symbolism which modern men can understand and accept, applies with at least equal force to mysticism. It has become important to disentangle the facts from ancient formulae used to express them. Contents: THE ESSENTIALS OF MYSTICISM THE MYSTIC AND THE CORPORATE LIFEMYSTICISM AND THE DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENTTHE MYSTIC AS CREATIVE ARTISTTHE EDUCATION OF THE SPIRITTHE PLACE OF WILL, INTELLECT AND FEELING IN PRAYER THE MYSTICISM OF PLOTINUS THREE MEDIAEVAL MYSTICS I. THE MIRROR OF SIMPLE SOULS II. THE BLESSED ANGELA OF FOLIGNOIII. JULIAN OF NORWICH MYSTICISM IN MODERN FRANCE I. SOEUR THÉRÈSE DE L'ENFANT-JÉSUSII. LUCIE-CHRISTINEIII. CHARLES PÉGUY

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Author : Evelyn Underhill
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Release : 2020-04-28
Total Pages : 182 Pages
ISBN : 9798640947465


The Essentials Of Mysticism By Evelyn Underhill

The Essentials Of Mysticism By Evelyn Underhill

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Release : 1920
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OCLC:867890845


The Essential Writings Of Christian Mysticism

The Essential Writings Of Christian Mysticism

This clear and comprehensive anthology, culled from the vast corpus of Christian mystical literature by the renowned theologian and historian Bernard McGinn, presents nearly one hundred selections, from the writings of Origen of Alexandria in the third century to the work of twentieth-century mystics such as Thomas Merton. Uniquely organized by subject rather than by author, The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism explores how human life is transformed through the search for direct contact with God. Part one examines the preparation for encountering God through biblical interpretation and prayer; the second part focuses on the mystics’ actual encounters with God; and part three addresses the implications of the mystical life, showing how mystics have been received over time, and how they practice their faith through private contemplation and public actions. In addition to his illuminating Introduction, Bernard McGinn provides accessible headnotes for each section, as well as numerous biographical sketches and a selected bibliography. Praise for The Essential Writings of Christian Mysticism “No one is better equipped than Bernard McGinn to provide a thorough and balanced guide to this vast literature….This is an anthology which deserves to be read not only by those who study Christian history and theology, but by believers who long to deepen their own lives of prayer and service.” -- Anglican Theological Review “Bernard McGinn, a preeminent historian and interpreter of the Christian mystical tradition, has edited this fine collection of mystical writings, organizing them thematically....McGinn offers helpful introductions to each thematic section, author and entry, as well as a brief critical bibliography on mysticism. Published in the Modern Library Classic series, this is a great value.” – Christian Century "No-one is better equipped than Professor McGinn to provide a thorough and balanced guide to this vast literature. A first-class selection, by a first-class scholar." -- Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury “This accessible anthology by the scholarly world’s leading historian of the Western Christian mystical tradition easily outstrips all others in its comprehensiveness, the aptness of its selection of texts, and in the intelligent manner of its organization.” -- Denys Turner, Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology, Yale Divinity School "An immensely rich anthology, assembled and introduced by our foremost student of mysticism. Both the scholar and the disciple will find God’s plenty here." -- Barbara Newman, Professor of English, Religion, and Classics, John Evans Professor of Latin, Northwestern University "An unusually clear and insightful exposition of major texts selected by one of the greatest scholars in the field of Christian mysticism, based on his vast erudition and uniquely sensitive interpretation. Like his other books, this one too is destined to become a classic.” -- Professor Moshe Idel, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

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Genre : Religion
Author : Bernard McGinn
Publisher : Modern Library
Release : 2006-12-12
Total Pages : 592 Pages
ISBN : 9780812974218


The Big Book Of Christian Mysticism

The Big Book Of Christian Mysticism

In popular usage, "mysticism" typically refers to New Age or Eastern forms of spirituality. However, the mystical tradition is also an important component of the Christian tradition. At its heart--and much like its expression in other faith traditions--Christian mysticism is an ancient practice that incorporates meditation, contemplation, worship, philosophy, the quest for personal enlightenment, and the experience of Divine presence. This volume is a comprehensive introduction and guide to Christian mysticism. It is a big book about a big possibility: the hope of achieving real, blissful, experiential unison with God. Among the topics covered here are a general introduction to mysticism, the Bible and mysticism, the history and types of Christian mysticism, biographical sketches of leading Christian mystics, and practical instructions about practicing mysticism today. This is a breathtaking work that explores a form of spirituality that has changed lives over the course of 2,000 years. Learning about Christian mysticism and how it has been articulated through the centuries will prove inspirational for today's seekers, regardless of the faith tradition. "The mystic is not a special kind of person; every person is a special kind of mytic." --William McNamara

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Genre : Religion
Author : Carl McColman
Publisher : Broadleaf Books
Release : 2021-11-16
Total Pages : 320 Pages
ISBN : 9781506485768


Mysticism

Mysticism

An in-depth and comprehensive exploration of the subject of mysticism. Part One examines "the mystic fact", explaining the relation of mysticism to vitalism, to psychology, to theology, to symbolism and to magic. Part Two, "the mystic way", explores the awakening, purification and illumination of the self; discusses voices and visions; and delves into manifestations from ecstasy and rapture to the dark night of the soul. Rounding out the book are a useful appendix, an exhaustive bibliography and an index. The book is thoroughly documented with material drawn from such great mystics as St. Teresa of Avila, Meister Eckhart and St. John of the Cross.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Evelyn Underhill
Publisher : Image
Release : 1990
Total Pages : 519 Pages
ISBN : 9780385416313


The Essentials Of Mysticism And Other Essays Classic Reprint

The Essentials Of Mysticism And Other Essays Classic Reprint

Excerpt from The Essentials of Mysticism and Other Essays So we are forced to ask ourselves, what is the essential element in spiritual experience? Which of the many states and revelations described by the mystics are integral parts of it; and what do these states and degrees come to, when we describe them In the current phraseology and strip off the monastic robes in which they are usually dressed? What elements are due to the suggestions of tradition, to conscious or unconscious symbolism, to the misinterpretation of emotion, to the invasion of cravings from the lower centres, or the disguised fulfilment of an unconscious wish? And when all these channels of illusion have been blocked, what is left? This will be a difficult and Often a painful enquiry. But it is an enquiry which ought to be faced by all who believe in the validity of man's spiritual experience; in order that their faith may be established on a firm basis, and disentangled from those unreal and impermanent elements which are certainly destined to destruction, and with which it is at present too often confused. I am sure that at the present moment we serve best the highest interests of the soul by subjecting the whole mass of material which is called mysti cism to an inexorable criticism. Only by inflicting the faithful wounds of a friend can we save the science of the inner life from mutilation at the hands of the psychologists. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Evelyn Underhill
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Release : 2017-05-18
Total Pages : 260 Pages
ISBN : 0259518115


The Essentials Of Mysticism And Other Essays

The Essentials Of Mysticism And Other Essays

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Author : Evelyn 1875-1941 Underhill
Publisher : Hassell Street Press
Release : 2021-09-09
Total Pages : 258 Pages
ISBN : 1014315921


Three Books On Mysticism 1 Practical Mysticism 2 Mysticism A Study In Nature And Development Of Spiritual Consciousness 3 The Essentials Of Mysticism

Three Books On Mysticism 1 Practical Mysticism 2 Mysticism A Study In Nature And Development Of Spiritual Consciousness 3 The Essentials Of Mysticism

This volume contains 3 books by EVELYN UNDERHILL, including her more important works on mysticism. She is considered, in the English-speaking world, one of the most widely read writers on religion and spiritual practice. The books included are:1. Practical Mysticism2. Mysticism: A Study in Nature & Development of Spiritual Consciousness3. The Essentials of Mysticism

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Author : Evelyn Underhill
Publisher :
Release : 2016-11-11
Total Pages : 695 Pages
ISBN : 1519048025