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Mysticism. Christian mysticism. Mystical Christianity. The mystical life. Mystical theology, mystical prayer, mystical experience...

If we take the renowned 20th century theologian Karl Rahner seriously, mysticism — the contemplative dimension of Christian spirituality and discipleship — is a topic we should all be taking seriously. For Christians, the mystical dimension of our faith may be the key to personal spiritual growth, and also a means to more fully embody the wisdom teachings of Jesus in today's world, teachings that have social as well as personal implications.

Even if you're not a Christian, this topic will give you a new way of understanding both Christianity and spirituality. As the key to Christianity's future, mysticism is also the key to making Christianity a renewed force for good in the world, that even people who don't follow Jesus can respect and maybe even admire.

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It takes time to explore the depth and beauty of Christian mystical spirituality. It's time well spent.

We live in an age when many people say, "I'd rather be spiritual than religious." But what if there were a path where you could integrate the best of both worlds - the best wisdom and practices of a truly life-transforming spirituality, combined with the rituals, practices, and ethical aspirations of religion at its best?

Welcome to the path of Christian mysticism.

Christian mysticism is a dimension of spirituality which stresses a teaching that goes all the way back to Christ himself: "The kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:21) - and, connected to that, even further back to the beautiful wisdom of the Psalms: "Be still and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10).

Every century since the time of Christ has been blessed with people who truly embody that "reign of God" in their hearts, and who have left behind poetry, wisdom, and teachings to help ordinary Christians to find their own path to the presence of God within - the "via mystica."

The content on this website is designed to help you learn more about the mystics - and to apply their wisdom to your life.

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