Not of this World: A Treasury of Christian Mysticism

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World Wisdom, Inc, 2003 - Religion - 279 pages
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This profound and insightful book includes selected writings of Christian sages and saints from the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Evangelical and Celtic branches of the Christian tradition. They are presented from a perspective of 'the transcendent unity of denominations'.
 

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Contents

Breaking the Chains
5
The Center of the Soul
17
The Virginal Paradise
23
Simplicity
29
ILLUMINATION
85
Luminosity
111
Filling Every Place Jeremy Taylor
141
Virtues and Powers Paracelsus
144
Motionless Circling Nikitas Stithatos
197
Unicity
201
A Reply to Active Persons The Cloud of Unknowing
203
Closing to a Bud Again Lilian Staveley
206
The Joyful Instant St Augustine
210
One and the Same Mind Origen
213
Awareness and Return Swami Abhishiktananda
216
Waylessness John ofRuysbroeck
219

A Single Unified Science Philip Sherrard
146
Practicing Presence Brother Ijiwrence
149
Hidden and Glorified Samuel Talor Coleridge
152
As through a Mirror St Bonaventure
154
Recognition The Gospel of Thomas
158
Two Facades C S Lewis
162
Unity
169
A Higher School Henry Suso
171
Flight to Greater Things St Gregory ofNyssa
173
No Other Way Theologia Germanica
177
Gods Own Breath John Smith
181
The Very Marrow of the Bones St Teresa of Avila
185
Christmas in the Soul John Tauter
189
High Fantasy Lost Power Dante
194
Hidden Beauty St Dionysios the Areopagite
223
Essence Is Simple St Nikolai Velimirovich
226
The Flight of the Eagle John Scotus Eriugena
233
More God than a Soul Stjohn of the Cross
237
Unencumbered Marguerite Porete
240
Other Suns St Gregory Palamas
243
No Self to Forgive Bernadette Roberts
247
To Be Quit of God Meister Eckhart
249
Ascent to Tabor Hierotheos Vlachos
255
Be Thyself the Book Angelus Siiesius
259
Sources of Readings and Recommendations for Further Study
265
Index
275
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