If you could travel through time and learn directly from great Christian mystics ranging from Meister Eckhart or Evelyn Underhill, how would it deepen your practice? We are pleased to offer this comprehensive course to help contemplatives, healers, clergy, and spiritual directors get a handle on the daunting subject of Christian Mysticism.
Understand yourself better. Facilitate the healing of spiritual wounds. Share your testimonies of how God has worked in your life. The amount of writing you’ve done is not relevant. What matters is your willingness to commit to the journey, to travel from the known to the unknown, the conscious to the subconscious, from the polished to the raw.
Inspired by the spiritual traditions of the various world religions. Many of our online courses draw from the rich tradition of Christian monastics and mystics, from 20th century writers like Thomas Merton and Evelyn Underhill, to Meister Eckhart, Pseudo-Dionysius, John Cassian, and the early Desert Fathers and Mothers.
Join master podcaster Clint Sabom as he converses with teachers from a variety of traditions about spiritual awakening and personal growth. Topics include Mysticism, Contemplative Spirituality, Christianity, Psychology, Buddhism, Integral Theory, Social Issues, and more.
Our content rich magazine blog is full of inspiration that draws on years of experience with practices like Centering Prayer, Mindfulness Meditation, Lectio Divina, the Jesus Prayer. Enjoy contributions from teachers like Marc Thomas Shaw, Clint Sabom, Kimberly Holman, Rich Lewis, Kelly Boyer Sagert, and David Cole.
Contemplative Light is actively seeking spiritual writers and teachers interested in doing a podcast interview or sharing new content for our courses and online magazine.
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We are so pleased to announce that contemplativelight.com is now contemplativelight.org. We have launched a brand new website to mark this change in our organizational structure. We hope you are enjoying it!
The contemplative path is both ascent and descent. It is a movement of love in our inmost self allowing us to grow in awareness of our inner egoic tendencies that keep us from manifesting divine love in the world. We usually come to a place of accepting this process after what Franciscan author Richard Rohr calls necessary suffering.
Our focus is on contemplative practices for the individual, but the ultimate hope is that this transformation radiates outward into all facets of life to help us open to the greatest extent possible. Here are some of the many available spiritual practices that Christian contemplatives, mystics, and monastics have drawn on over the centuries.