Mysticism

The Mystic Way 5: Purification of the Self – Mortification

Last time we looked at the process of purification through detachment. Here we continue the extracts from Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism with a closer look at the process of purification through mortification and the adjustment of the character of the mystic to bring the self closer to God: “By mortification, I have said, is to be… Continue reading The Mystic Way 5: Purification of the Self – Mortification

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The Mystic Way 4: Purification of the Self – Detachment

Last time we introduced the second phase of the path and the need for purification of the Self. Here we continue the extracts from Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism with a closer look at the process of purification through detachment and the stripping of any aspect of the self that stands between the mystic and realisation of… Continue reading The Mystic Way 4: Purification of the Self – Detachment

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The Mystic Way 3: Purification of the Self

Last time we looked at how the mystic enters onto the path through the awakening of the Self using extracts from Evelyn Underhill’s Mysticism. Here we continue to explore the mystical process in the second phase of the path: “Here then, stands the newly awakened self: aware, for the first time, of reality, responding to… Continue reading The Mystic Way 3: Purification of the Self