The Joy of Silence
This page is devoted to the study and practice of Christian spirituality, particularly in terms of contemplative prayer and the mystical tradition. For insights into world mysticism, please visit the Interfaith page.
What is contemplation? The spirituality of silence, of mystery, of disposing ourselves to the felt or unfelt presence of God.
As for mysticism: It’s a big, vague word, but it points to a world of spiritual wonders, a realm often hidden from ordinary consciousness.
This page, now under construction, will serve as Carl McColman’s portal to writings and other resources about the mystery, theology, and practice of contemplative spirituality. Visit again to see what develops!
The Christian Mystical Tradition
- The Hidden Tradition of Christian Mysticism
- February 5, 1977 — an excerpt from The Aspiring Mystic: Practical Steps for Spiritual Seekers
The Practice of Contemplative Spirituality