My Original Mystical Booklist

Note from Carl: I began this list in 2007, and added to it here and there over the years. Eventually it seemed large and unwieldy, and so I created shorter, more focussed booklists, like the ones you can find here, here, and here. But this is my original attempt to put together a useful bibliography for Christian and world mysticism. So enjoy!

Christian Mysticism: Twenty-Five Essential Books

World Mysticism: Twenty-Five Essential Books

Writings of the Mystics: Anthologies

Writings of the Mystics: General

Writings of the Mystics: the English Mystics

Writings of the Mystics: the Spanish Mystics

Writings of the Mystics: the German/Rhineland Mystics

Writings of the Mystics: Eastern Orthodox Mystics

Writings of the Mystics: Protestant Mystics

Writings of the Mystics: Gnostic and/or Heterodox

Books on Christian Mysticism and Contemplative Spirituality (Kindle Editions)

Books About Mysticism: Written for General (Non-Scholarly) Readers

Books About Mysticism: Surveys and Histories of Mysticism

Books About Mysticism: Concerning Specific Mystics
See below for books about Julian of Norwich, Thomas Merton, or Evelyn Underhill

Books About Mysticism: The “Traditions of Christian Spirituality” Series

Books About Mysticism: Academic and Scholarly Works

Books About Mysticism: Contemporary Guidebooks for Aspiring Mystics

Books About Mysticism: Denunciations of Mysticism

Books About Mysticism: Reference

Special Topics in Mysticism: Julian of Norwich

Special Topics in Mysticism: Evelyn Underhill

Special Topics in Mysticism: Thomas Merton

Special Topics in Mysticism: The Song of Songs

Special Topics in Mysticism: Deification

Special Topics in Mysticism: Benedictine and Cistercian Spirituality

Special Topics in Mysticism: Carthusian Spirituality

Special Topics in Mysticism: Centering Prayer and Christian Meditation

Special Topics in Mysticism: Eucharistic Devotion and Popular Piety

Special Topics in Mysticism: The Anamchara (Soul Friend) and Spiritual Direction

Special Topics in Mysticism: The New Monasticism

World Mysticism: General Titles and Anthologies

World Mysticism: Sufism and Islamic Spirituality

World Mysticism: Kabbalah and Jewish Spirituality

World Mysticism: Buddhism

World Mysticism: Vedanta and Hindu Spirituality

World Mysticism: Miscellaneous Eastern Spirituality

World Mysticism: Classical and Ancient Pagan Mysticism

World Mysticism: Indigenous and Shamanic Spirituality

World Mysticism: Neopagan and Goddess Spirituality

World Mysticism: Interfaith Spirituality (Christian and Non-Christian)

World Mysticism: Post-Sectarian and Integral Spirituality

Miscellaneous: Literary Works Relevant to the Study of Mysticism

Miscellaneous: Spiritual books that are not necessarily “mystical” (but I like them anyway)

Miscellaneous: Music

Miscellaneous: Movies

Miscellaneous: Spoken Audio

Miscellaneous: Software

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