Mysticism A Study and an Anthology Author:F.C. Happold Mysticism is concerned with spiritual knowledge - the knowledge of truths we cannot understand with our minds. Most books on mysticism are difficult to follow without acquaintance with the writings of the mystics themselves, and the latter are hard to come by and too extensive for the ordinary reader. — The new book offers an original and effecti... more »ve solution of the difficulty. In it the author has combined both a study of mysticism, which makes its own contribution to the literature of the subject, and an anthology of mystical writings. Covering a wider field than previous selections, this anthology has been compiled to illustrate and complement the study. Its twenty-seven sections (each with an introductory note) are taken from the work not only of Christian mystics, but also from the Upanishads and the Baghavad Gita, from Plato and Plotinus, and from the Sufi mystics of Islam.
In effect this forms a very simple and complete introduction to the vast range of mystical thought and speculation.
'Mr Happold's introduction is masterly' - J. M. Cohen in the Spectator« less