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Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Summary

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Summary: Sunday, July 19-Friday, July 24, 2015 Mystics have plumbed the depths of both suffering and love and emerged with compassion for the world and a learned capacity to recognize God within themselves, in others, and in all things. (Sunday) Whether our wounds are caused by others or by… Continue Reading Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Summary

The Cloud of Unknowing, Part II

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 The Cloud of Unknowing, Part II Friday, July 24, 2015 In his introduction to his translation, Ira Progoff writes: “The ultimate goal of the work of The Cloud of Unknowing is union with God, not as God is thought of or imagined to be, but as God is in… Continue Reading The Cloud of Unknowing, Part II

The Cloud of Unknowing, Part I

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 The Cloud of Unknowing, Part I Thursday, July 23, 2015 The Cloud of Unknowing is a 14th century spiritual classic written by an anonymous English monk. Again note the lack of ego here. But the writer was also anonymous for practical reasons. Meister Eckhart had just been silenced by… Continue Reading The Cloud of Unknowing, Part I

Julian of Norwich, Part III

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Julian of Norwich, Part III Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Like most Christian mystics, Julian of Norwich is very Trinitarian, and as with many others, the dynamic principle of three invariably produces a fourth on a new level and the triangle becomes a circle. Many say in different ways that… Continue Reading Julian of Norwich, Part III

Julian of Norwich, Part II

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Julian of Norwich, Part II Tuesday, July 21, 2015 The place which God takes in our soul he will never vacate, for in us is his home of homes, and it is the greatest delight for him to dwell there. . . . The soul who contemplates this is… Continue Reading Julian of Norwich, Part II

Julian of Norwich, Part I

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Julian of Norwich, Part I Monday, July 20, 2015 Lady Julian of Norwich (1342-1416) is one of my favorite mystics. I return to her writings again and again, every few months, and always discover something new. Julian experienced her “showings,” as she called them, all on one night (May… Continue Reading Julian of Norwich, Part I

Understanding the Mystics Contemplatively

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 2 Understanding the Mystics Contemplatively Sunday, July 19, 2015 As we begin our second week of introducing the mystics and non-dual thinkers who have had the most influence on my lineage, I feel some caveats are in order. As our brother Jim Finley says, it’s really not too useful to… Continue Reading Understanding the Mystics Contemplatively

Symeon the New Theologian

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 Symeon the New Theologian Monday, July 13, 2015 Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022) was a Byzantine Christian monk and mystic revered to this day by Eastern Christians. Symeon believed humans had the capacity to experience God’s presence directly. He visualized this union happening within the “force field” of the… Continue Reading Symeon the New Theologian

You Are What You Seek

Mystics and Non-Dual Thinkers: Week 1 You Are What You Seek Sunday, July 12, 2015 Over the next several weeks, I will introduce you to a number of mystics who are important in my lineage of spiritual wisdom. We’ll explore these non-dual thinkers from various traditions and religions in somewhat chronological order, beginning where I… Continue Reading You Are What You Seek

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