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By Evelyn Underhill

ISBN-10: 1528170660

ISBN-13: 9781528170666

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Evelyn Underhill (b. 6 Dec. 1875, d. 15 Jun 1941) was once an English Anglo-Catholic author who wrote commonly on Christian mysticism. A pacifist, novelist, and thinker, she was once greatly learn in the course of the first 1/2 the twentieth century. This paintings, Mysticism, isn't really a textbook of the topic. She disagrees with William James' The kinds of non secular event along with his four-part department of the mystic kingdom (ineffability, noetic caliber, transcience, and passivity). She sees Bucke's Cosmic awareness as in basic terms the gateway to Unitative residing, approximately midway there via her view (p. 193).

Underhill maps out her personal view of the mystic's trip into 5 elements: "Awakening of Self," "Purgation of Self," "Illumination," "the darkish evening of the Soul," and "the Unitative life." Underhill is focussed on mysticism in Christianity yet she additionally mentions Sufism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and different trust structures. This has lengthy been thought of a vital paintings just about Mysticism, and maintains to steer seekers a century later.--J.B. Hare

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