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Mysticism is usually thought of as an intense state involving personal unification with the Divine or Ultimate Reality. By its very nature, it is an ineffable experience, impossible to put into words. It is not impossible, however, to study the phenomenon, with an eye toward understanding not only its nature and manifestations, but its relationship to spirituality in general. This book is such a study. Widely considered the best book on mysticism for the general reader, this classic volume assembles a broad range of information scattered among monographs and textbooks in many languages.

The work of a noted British authority on mysticism, it is divided into two parts: the first provides an introduction to the general subject of mysticism and its relation to metaphysics, psychology, theology, magic, and symbolism. The second and longer part contains a detailed study of the nature and development of spiritual or mystical consciousness, including such topics as the awakening of the self, the purification of the self, voices and visions, introversion, ecstasy and rapture, the dark night of the soul, and the unitive life. An interesting appendix provides a historical sketch of European mysticism from the beginning of the Christian era to the death of Blake.

Richly documented with material drawn from such great mystics as St. Teresa, Meister Eckhart, St. John of the Cross, and William Blake, this remarkable study will be of immense interest to students, psychologists, theologians — anyone interested in this extremely personal and powerful form of spiritual life.

Book News Annotation:

<:st>Previous editions of this book are cited in This is a republication of the 1930 edition of a work first published in 1911. It provides an introduction to the subject of mysticism and its relation to metaphysics, psychology, theology, magic, and symbolism and studies the nature and development of spiritual or mystical consciousness. Richly documented with material drawn from such mystics as St. Teresa, Meister Eckhart, St. John of the Cross, William Blake, and others.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Classic study by noted authority provides accessible introduction to mysticism and its relation to metaphysics, psychology, theology, magic, and symbolism. Also, detailed study of mystical consciousness: awakening of the self, purification of the self, voices and visions, ecstasy and rapture, dark night of the soul, much more.

Table of Contents

PART ONE THE MYSTIC FACT

  CHAPTER I

    THE POINT OF DEPARTURE

  CHAPTER II

    MYSTICISM AND VITALISM

  CHAPTER III

    MYSTICISM AND PSYCHOLOGY

  CHAPTER IV

    THE CHARACTERISTICS OF MYSTICISM

  CHAPTER V

    MYSTICISM AND THEOLOGY

  CHAPTER VI

    MYSTICISM AND SYMBOLISM

  CHAPTER VII

    MYSTICISM AND MAGIC

PART TWO THE MYSTIC WAY

  CHAPTER I

    INTRODUCTORY

  CHAPTER II

    THE AWAKENING OF THE SELF

  CHAPTER III

    THE PURIFICATION OF THE SELF

  CHAPTER IV

    THE ILLUMINATION OF THE SELF

  CHAPTER V

    VOICES AND VISIONS

  CHAPTER VI

    INTROVERSION: PART I: RECOLLECTION AND QUIET

  CHAPTER VII

    INTROVERSION: PART II: CONTEMPLATION

  CHAPTER VIII

    ECSTASY AND RAPTURE

  CHAPTER IX

    THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL

  CHAPTER X

    THE UNITIVE LIFE

CONCLUSION

APPENDIX

  A HISTORICAL SKETCH OF EUROPEAN MYSTICISM FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE CHRISTIAN ERA TO THE DEATH OF BLAKE

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486422381
Author:
Underhill, Evelyn
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Underhill
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Devotional
Subject:
Mysticism
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Metaphysics-General
Subject:
Religion Western-Mysticism
Subject:
Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 40
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 1.25 lb

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