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Books and authors to help you navigate the world of mystical and contemplative spirituality.

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A Great Mystical Book — With a Surprising Title

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I’ve recently been re-reading one of the most fascinating and unusual books of mystical wisdom to have been written within the last 100 years. This is actually my third time through the book, and I know I will read it again, certainly more than once. It’s one of those rare books that rewards multiple readings, each new journey through it yielding new insights. I’m not the only...

Contemplative Outreach

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If you want to learn the Centering Prayer method of silently consenting to God's presence and action in your life, explore the psychology and theology of such prayer, learn about related practices such as lectio divina, and find a community of like-minded persons who can support you in establishing and maintaining a daily silent prayer practice, then Contemplative Outreach is for you.

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Howard Thurman: With Head and Heart

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So in reading Howard Thurman's autobiography, I expected to bask in his deeply authentic humility, his compassionate heart, and his keen sense of God's presence, justice and mercy. But what truly blew me away about the autobiography was the evidence of just how deep a mystic he was — and the continual delight of enjoying his rhetorical skill as a writer.

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Carl McColman

Soul Friend and Storyteller. Lay Cistercian, Centering Prayer Presenter, Author, Blogger, Podcaster, Speaker, Teacher, Retreat Leader.

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