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Mysticism:A Study in the Nature and Development of Man's
MysticismA Study in the Nature and Development of Man's Author:Evelyn Underhill This remarkable work, now recognized as the classic study of the history and manifestation of mysticism, is divided into two sections--the historical and explanatory, and the psychological. In the former, Evelyn Underhill discusses the relation of Mysticism to Vitalism, Psychology, Theology, Symbolism and Magic. In the latter, entitled "The Myst... more »ic Way" she discusses the inner process of the mystic experience: awakening, purification, the training of the self in its ascent to the Unitive Life.
Thoroughly documented with material drawn from such great mystics as St. Teresa, Meister Eckhart, St. John of the Cross, William Blake and a historical of the development of the ideas of mysticism, this book is invaluable for all who wish to understand a central and increasingly meaningful form of the spiritual life.« less