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Mystical Experiences: Amplifying the Divine Silence 3/3

Divine Silence . . . Divine silence might just be an expression of God’s preferred mode of interaction, and that we need not experience his silence as absence … if we live out our lives in the conviction that God … Continue reading

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Mystical Experience: The Scholars’ Perspective 1/3

Mystical Experience: Psychological and Philosophical Context The term ‘mysticism,’ comes from the Greek μυω, meaning “to conceal.” In the Hellenistic world, ‘mystical’ referred to “secret” religious rituals. In early Christianity the term came to refer to “hidden” allegorical interpretations of … Continue reading

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Mystical Experience: Spiritual Addiction, Divine Dependence

  Mystical Experience When we have stripped off those features which some mystics accept and others reject … what do we find as the necessary, abiding and essential character of all true mystical experience? … [T]he central fact of the mystic’s experience … … Continue reading

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