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Psychological and philosophical underpinnings of mysticism from a historical perspective In the second part Underhill examines the application of mysticism in one's life as a means fo. very interesting however western mystics descriptions uotes of the various transcended states became tedious and repetitive for me Evelyn needed a good editor St Teresa s uotes were the most interesting Evelyn s organization of the subject however was excellent I think I was looking for a cultural history of mysticism

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Mysticism The Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness

R spiritual growth Evelyn Underhill's Mysticism is both a fantastic introduction to the search for spirituality through mysticism and an almost encyclopedic examination of the subject. this is a work of scholarship on the subject of mysticismit is one of the in depth books i have read about the subjectcovering all the stages of the mystic journey I learned that a mystic always holds love as the highest aim of the work begun in the individualthat no one mystic has ever revealed all of the stages that are present in any single journey toward godthat the stages appear in no particular orderafter the initial contact with the absoluteI love to read this bookits many uotations from known mystics blake theresa fox etc are really interestingmike seely and the acid tong

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Mysticism is Evelyn Underhill's seminal work on the subject The book is divided into two parts The Mystic Fact and The Mystic Way In the first part Underhill explores the theological. Read this book a long time ago but I throw it down here because the memory of it still lingers strong I remember being mesmerized reading page after page of summaries of the mystics in history Jacob Boehme Emmanuel Swedenborg William Blake Dante Meister Eckhart the list goes on and on Ms Underhill another of the great largely unheralded women writers of the 20th century succinctly and without diminishing her subjects greatness presents their thinking excerpts from their work and clearly illustrates the thread common to all their writings which weaves its way through their common fabric Eminently readable incredibly instructive Mysticism offers a huge menu of great men and women from whose work to further pursue on your own


10 thoughts on “Mysticism The Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness

  1. says:

    This book really challenges me in a way I rarely experience in spiritual reading I think there is such a strong idea of mystics being extreme hermits who live in caves that the whole understanding of Christian Mysticism has been undermined But really what this book is helping me to grasp is that mysticism is simply the concentrated focus of one's entire life upon the person of Christ The mystics were people who chose to

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    “It is no argument to say that most men see the world in much the same way and that this “way” is the true standard of reality though for practical purposes we have agreed that sanity consists in sharing the hallucinations of our neighbors” page 10“Now and then an artist is born terribly articulate foolishly truthful who insists on “Speaking as he saw” Then other men lapped warmly in their artificial universe agree

  3. says:

    Read this book a long time ago but I throw it down here because the memory of it still lingers strong I remember being mesmerized reading page

  4. says:

    Mysticism is the belief that the individual will be absorbed or reabsorbed into the deity or the absolute It is therefore incompatible with Christianity and constitutes a heresy that is sometimes affiliated with the occult I saw this book on LibriVox several times and it somehow caught my attention I wanted to

  5. says:

    very interesting however western mystics' descriptions uotes of the various transcended states became tedious and repetitive for me Evelyn needed a good editor St Teresa's uotes were the most interesting Evelyn's organization of the subject however was excellent I think I was looking for a cultural history of mysticism

  6. says:

    It's a book to outlast a bookshelf It is a thorough insightful clarifying overview and well referenced approach to a word which is actually uite difficult to pin down In returning to it I am inevitably darwn to the sections

  7. says:

    This book took me uite a while to read and not at all because it is difficult it isn't I struggled to finish this book due to its inanity Underhill was obviously not a mystic She never had a true mystical experie

  8. says:

    This is a wonderful book but one that I'm having to approach as a textbook than reading it straight through Underhill was a genuine genius incredibly well read scholarly and willing to probe deeply into an esoteri

  9. says:

    this is a work of scholarship on the subject of mysticismit is one of the in depth books i have read about the subjectcovering all the stages of the mystic journey I learned that a mystic always holds love as the highest aim of the

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    Read it