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The Glory and the Terror of belonging to God…

This is a quote from Chasm of Fire by Irina Tweedie where she explains the reality of the mystic path and the return to God. In truth, you never left and as she says, every thought, every act, every word, is His. If you’re on this path then be careful what you wish for –… Continue reading The Glory and the Terror of belonging to God…

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A belief which is taken up can be given up…

This is a quote from Chasm of Fire by Irina Tweedie where she talks about how the mind can suddenly shift into clarity. One thought can act as a trigger that opens the mind and your whole being is changed – transported into a perception of Reality: “He went inside and I remained alone in… Continue reading A belief which is taken up can be given up…

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The Mystic Way 15: Spiritual Marriage and Joy

Last time we looked at the language of deification in the Unitive State. Here we finish the extracts from Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism with the second style of language used by mystics to describe the experience of union, that of spiritual marriage, and explore the source of the mystic’s joy: “At this point we begin to… Continue reading The Mystic Way 15: Spiritual Marriage and Joy

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The Mystic Way 14: Deification in Union

Last time we looked at the characteristics of the Unitive Life. Here we continue the extracts from Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism to explore the first style of language used by mystics to describe the experience of union, that of deification: “We have said that the mystic of the impersonal type, the seeker of a Transcendent Absolute,… Continue reading The Mystic Way 14: Deification in Union

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The Mystic Way 12: Ego Death in the Dark Night

Last time we looked at some of the forms of the Dark Night of the Soul. Here we continue the extracts from Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism to explore the final and most challenging step of the dark night, that of the death of the self: “The various torments and desolations of the Dark Night constitute this… Continue reading The Mystic Way 12: Ego Death in the Dark Night

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The Mystic Way 11: Forms of the Dark Night

Last time we introduced the fourth phase of the Mystic Way, that of the Dark Night of the Soul. Here we continue the extracts from Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism to explore some of the forms which the dark night can take during this process of the purification of the self: “(A) To those temperaments in which… Continue reading The Mystic Way 11: Forms of the Dark Night