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Practical Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill
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it was amazing
bookshelves: classic-mysticism

Evelyn Underhill was the first person to try to combine modern methods of instruction with the ancient traditions of mysticism. In many ways it is the original "Mysticism 101" introduction. Evelyn strives to put the deep reaching intuition and mysteries of mysticism into simple terms of modern language.

Come criticize the book for failing in this attempt to bridge the gap between mysticism and modernism, but others understand that it more of a first step between the two. In that respect, it succeeds brilliantly. In the book is a basic history of mysticism, review of past mystics and their writings, and a break down of central concepts and habit. I recommend it wholeheartedly as a first step for those completely unfamiliar with mysticism.

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