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Turning to the Mystics

Turning to the Mystics

Hosted by James Finley

James Finley offers a modern take on the timeless wisdom of the Christian mystics through meditation and practice. This podcast is for people searching for something more meaningful, intimate, and richly present in the divine gift of their lives.

Turning to the Mystics

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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.


Explore episodes of Turning to the Mystics. Select the season and browse episodes below. For detailed information about each episode, please click Episode Details.

James Finley turns to Thomas Merton for spiritual guidance. In the style of Lectio Divina, James Finley works with a variety of Thomas Merton’s writings and reflects on the qualitive essence of the spirit of found within each text.

Questions About the Practice

Monday, May 11, 2020
Length: 01:01:00
Size: 72mb
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Thomas Merton: Session 7

Monday, April 20, 2020
Length: 00:43:08
Size: 53.7mb
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Thomas Merton: Session 1

Monday, March 2, 2020
Length: 00:22:00
Size: 24mb
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Introducing James Finley

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Length: 01:24:33
Size: 81.2mb
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