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Christian Mystics

13 Powerful Women Mystics Who Helped Shape Christianity

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion

The women mystics of Christianity lived courageous and often radical lives. They pushed their bodies to the extremes of survival, challenged societal ...

Mystery of All Mysteries

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.11.2016 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Want to know God? That's the mystery. To know God, I suspect you must give up, let go and be free of all conceptions, all beliefs about God. God is not anything you think. God is really nothing, no-thing.

Christmas For Mystics

Marianne Williamson | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Marianne Williamson

According to the mystical tradition, Christ is born into the world through each of us. As we open our hearts, he is born into the world. As we choose to forgive, he is born into the world. As we rise to the occasion, he is born into the world.

Surrealism, Sufism And The Zohar: A Journey Of Kabbalistic Discovery

Stephen Schwartz | Posted 02.23.2012 | Religion
Stephen Schwartz

I first learned of the outstanding classic of Kabbalah, the Zohar, in a manner atypical even for this extraordinary topic. Rather than discovering it in metaphysical circles or the Jewish religious milieu, I saw it cited by a French surrealist poet.

25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics

Posted 12.01.2011 | Religion

Editors Note: This collection is excerpted from the book 25 Books Every Christian Should Read with an introduction by the book's editor, Julia L. Roll...

Why I Pray

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 09.10.2011 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

I'm needful. Not of a winning football team. Not of a parking space at the mall. Not, in fact, for any special favors no matter how serious. But of light -- what the Quakers perhaps best call the "inner light" that comes from God.