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Christian Mystics

Christian Mystics

108 Seers, Saints and Sages

by Carl McColman

"Carl McColman not only broadens our notion of mysticism, but also deepens it," —Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

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About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

This book celebrates the many types of mystics, visionaries, wisdom keepers, and non-dualists whose spiritual insight and perceptive teachings have illuminated the Christian tradition for the past two thousand years.

Read an Excerpt From

Read an Excerpt From "Christian Mystics"

"For the mystics, the power and splendor of their intimacy with God are so great that the only earthly love that even comes close to describing it is the love between a husband and wife."

Mysticism Demystified: A Q&A With Carl McColman

Mysticism Demystified: A Q&A With Carl McColman

Mysticism is the closest thing within Christianity to "enlightenment" as understood in eastern religions.

Why I Wrote a Book About the Christian Mystics

Why I Wrote a Book About the Christian Mystics

"The man sitting next to Fran had a copy of the setlist ... when I asked him if he had a professional relationship with [Peter] Gabriel, he rather shyly said yes; I introduced myself, and when he replied, 'I'm Trent Reznor,' I almost fell out of my seat."

Praise for

Praise for "Christian Mystics"

"Carl offers his readers the great gift of a distillation of 108 wise and worthy guides on the mystical way." —Christine Valters Paintner, Ph.D., author

A Contemplative Faith: Carl McColman's Patheos Blog

A Contemplative Faith: Carl McColman's Patheos Blog

On his blog, McColman reflects on the practice of Cistercian spirituality.

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