Monthly Archives: April 2015

Jean Pierre de Caussade

Jean Pierre de Caussade (7 March 1675 – 8 December 1751) was a French Jesuit priest, mystic, and writer known for his work Abandonment to Divine Providence (also translated as The Sacrament of the Present Moment). de Caussade was born … Continue reading

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Terence Gray (Wei Wu Wei)

Terence James Stannus Gray (14 September 1895 – 5 January 1986), better known by the pen name Wei Wu Wei, was a 20th-century mystic, Taoist philosopher, and writer. Between the years 1958 and 1974 eight books and articles in various … Continue reading

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Beatrice of Nazareth

“It happens sometimes that a sweet and joyful love is awakened in the heart and swells like a great wave through the soul by itself without any effort at all on our part. One is so powerfully moved by love, … Continue reading

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Richard Rolle

Richard Rolle (1290/1300– late September 1349) was an English hermit, mystic, and religious writer. He is also known as Richard Rolle of Hampole or de Hampole, since at the end of his life he lived near a Cistercian nunnery in … Continue reading

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Bernadette Roberts

Bernadette Roberts (1931 – 2017 ) is a rare and extraordinary contemporary mystic of the nondual persuasion. She was born in California to devout Catholic parents, and entered the Monastery of Discalced Carmelites in Alhambra, California when she was seventeen … Continue reading

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Thomas Keating

Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. (born 7 March 1923) is a Trappist monk (Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance) and priest, known as one of the architects of Centering Prayer, a contemporary method of contemplative prayer, that emerged from St. … Continue reading

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John Wren-Lewis

John Wren-Lewis (1923–2006) was a British-born scientist who taught at universities in Great Britain and the United States of America. He became known for his publications ranging over the fields of science, psychology, education and religion. He played a leading … Continue reading

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Thomas Berry

Thomas Berry (1914 – 2009) was born in Greensboro, North Carolina where he spent his early childhood and where he returned when he was 80. It was there that he died peacefully on June 1, 2009. Named William Nathan after … Continue reading

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Franklin Merrell-Wolff

Franklin Merrell-Wolff (1887–1985) was an American living in rural California who documented his spiritual awakening in a journal published under the title Pathways Through to Space. Franklin grew up in California, the son of a clergyman and graduated Stanford University … Continue reading

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Douglas Harding

Douglas Harding (1909-2007) was a British philosopher, mystic, and spiritual teacher whose most famous books are the monumental The Hierarchy of Heaven and Earth (1952) and On Having No Head: Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious (1961). He taught … Continue reading

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