Recollection and the Prayer of Quiet

In her classic work Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness, Evelyn Underhill devotes two chapters to the subject of "introversion," in which she explores three essential mystical practices: recollection, the prayer of quiet, and contemplation. Recollection, she points out, is a technical mystical term, not to be confused with ordinary remembrance; rather she defines mystical recollection as "the deliberate consideration of and dwelling upon some one aspect of … [Read more...]

Aslan may not be tame, but what are we to be?

A blogger named Benjamin David Steele has written a very nice review of my blog. Here are a few tidbits: Let me recommend a rather lovely blog.  It’s well written and the author seems well informed.  The blog in question is The Website of Unknowing and the author of it is Carl McColman ...[who] began as a Christian who became a Neopagan and who then later returned to Christianity via mysticism.... Beyond these interests, McColman demonstrates a fairly wide and intelligent selection of ideas and w … [Read more...]

Jesus sure knows how to work a Crowder

Mike Morrell has posted a series on his blog featuring the bad boy of the charismatic world, John Crowder, who's stumping for drinking deep of God's serotonin, and opening your heart to truly find ecstatic joy and delirious fun in your encounter with your creator. Mike is a good foil for John, asking some hard questions, some fun questions, and generally teasing out a fascinating view of contemporary Christian experience that you're not likely to find at your neighborhood Episcopal Church.Here … [Read more...]


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