Author: Clint Sabom

Evelyn Underhill’s 5 Stages Of Mysticism: An Experiential Meditation

An Experiential Meditation on Evelyn Underhill’s 5 Stages Of Awakening. What is life like after awakening? What are some of the signposts of this process and the shifts of spirit that happen along the way? The stages, while laid out in the most helpful model I’ve seen, are still only that, a model. They are not set in stone, nor is it essential to locate yourself in the exact phase: growth is rarely linear.

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A Woman For Our Times?

Ok, so technically she’s a woman for the 12th century, and since God’s plan is perfect and all, let’s assume she fits squarely in her own times. However. Let’s pause and take a moment to appreciate one of the early female mystics in the West

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Practicing The Presence Of God

The idea that the presence of God is something I can practice never occurred to me until I stumbled upon Brother Lawrence’s book, The Practice of The Presence of God.  A lay brother in a Carmelite order in Paris, Brother Lawrence’s writings were compiled posthumously.  He was especially known by other brothers for his uncanny ability to see God in everything.  The title phrase of his book also serves as a great summary of centering prayer, the contemplative life, and the Christian mystical traditional in general. 

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The Christian Meditation Of John Main

Father John Main (1926-1982) led many to realize the “peace that passes all understanding,” through his teachings of Christian meditation.  A Roman Catholic priest and Benedictine monk, at first his superiors  did not permit him to use meditation as part of his spiritual practices, as it was not deemed Christian. The practice of Christian Meditation is quite simple.

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