By Evelyn Underhill
Mysticism is generally regarded as an extreme nation concerning own unification with the Divine or final fact. by way of its very nature, it's an ineffable adventure, most unlikely to place into phrases. it isn't most unlikely, besides the fact that, to check the phenomenon, with a watch towards figuring out not just its nature and manifestations, yet its courting to spirituality mostly. This ebook is the sort of research. greatly thought of the easiest e-book on mysticism for the overall reader, this vintage quantity assembles a huge variety of knowledge scattered between monographs and textbooks in lots of languages.
The paintings of a famous British authority on mysticism, it truly is divided into components: the 1st offers an creation to the final topic of mysticism and its relation to metaphysics, psychology, theology, magic, and symbolism. the second one and longer half encompasses a targeted learn of the character and improvement of religious or mystical cognizance, together with such subject matters because the awakening of the self, the purification of the self, voices and visions, introversion, ecstasy and rapture, the darkish evening of the soul, and the unitive lifestyles. an enticing appendix presents a historic comic strip of eu mysticism from the start of the Christian period to the dying of Blake.
Richly documented with fabric drawn from such nice mystics as St. Teresa, Meister Eckhart, St. John of the move, and William Blake, this impressive research may be of huge curiosity to scholars, psychologists, theologians — somebody attracted to this tremendous own and strong kind of non secular life.
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