Meet the Faculty
Student of Thomas Merton and clinical psychologist, Dr. James Finley teaches how connecting to our Divine indwelling can transcend fear and shame and awaken to our True Self. A faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation, he is the author of Merton’s Palace of Nowhere and The Contemplative Heart, and the host of CAC’s podcast Turning to the Mystics.
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In this season of Turning to the Mystics, Jim turns to 16th-Century Spanish mystic St. Teresa of Avila for spiritual guidance and shares the profound wisdom from her book, "The Interior Castle." While Jim briefly explores the first three mansions, his primary emphasis is on mansions four through seven, where Teresa reveals the mystical dimensions of prayer and spirituality.