Practical Mysticism

Practical Mysticism

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by Evelyn Underhill
     
 

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Practical Mysticism is an outstanding guide to experiencing and understanding mystical experiences by renowned scholar Evelyn Underhill.

Underhill's books on mysticism are appreciated and praised to this day by scholars and enthusiasts of spiritualism, and even psychologists seeking an explanation for the spiritual component of human behaviour. In

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Practical Mysticism is an outstanding guide to experiencing and understanding mystical experiences by renowned scholar Evelyn Underhill.

Underhill's books on mysticism are appreciated and praised to this day by scholars and enthusiasts of spiritualism, and even psychologists seeking an explanation for the spiritual component of human behaviour. In Practical Mysticism, the author attempts to introduce and unveil the key tenets of mysticism for the ordinary reader. Highly inclusive, Underhill proposes that the spiritual discoveries and self-discovery of mysticism are available to every person, and that all it takes is the will and persistence to embark on the voyage.

Although praised for her work on Christian mysticism, Underhill is careful to note that her general take on spiritual experiences is not tied to one, or indeed any, formal religion. Rather she is of the opinion that the journey to spiritual awakening is a vital one for those wishing to better understand and come to terms with the complex universe we live in.

Published in 1915 at a time when World War I was ravaging Europe, Practical Mysticism was highlighted by Evelyn Underhill as a book important in times of great struggle. At a time when carnage enveloped the continent, Underhill believed that keeping an open mind to mysticism would aid many a person in enduring and weathering hardship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781537634920
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/13/2016
Pages:
112

Meet the Author

A poet, novelist, and well known writer on mysticism, Evelyn Underhill was born in 1875. She was educated privately and at King's College for Women, London, of which she later became first an Honorary Fellow and then a Fellow. She was also an Honorary Doctor of Divinity of the University of Aberdeen. In 1921 she was Upton Lecturer on the Philosophy of Religion at Manchester College, Oxford. Among Miss Underhill's most notable books are The Spiritual Life, Practical Mysticism, The Mystic Way, and Meditations Based on Our Lord's Prayer.

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I discovered this little treasure while resershing for a book I'm presently wirting. I judge a good book by these three things: One, it confirms that which I have come to know through life experience. Two, it leads me further on the path and three it leaves me desiring more. This little book with its 86 power packed pages satisfys all three. Even if one does not think his or herself to be practicing to become a mystic, no matter what religion, this is a practical guide to discovering Spirit at new and higher levels. I highly recommend this little gem to all who are seeking to understand life in a much broader, richer and more meaningful way.