Category Archives: Experience

A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 15

Of Confession and Self-examination Self-examination should always precede Confession, and in the nature and manner of it should be conformable to the state of the soul: the business of those that are advanced to the degree of which we now … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 14

Of Inward Silence “The Lord is in His Holy Temple, let all the earth keep silence before him” (Hab. ii. 20). Inward silence is absolutely indispensable, because the Word is essential and eternal, and necessarily requires dispositions in the soul … Continue reading

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A Short and Easy Method of Prayer – Chapter 12

Of the Presence of God The soul that is faithful in the exercise of love and adherence to God above described, is astonished to feel Him gradually taking possession of their whole being: it now enjoys a continual sense of … Continue reading

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What is Perfection?

In the beginning there wasn’t, except for God. God said “Be!” and there was. God created, and said it was good, even very good. But it wasn’t yet finished. Yet, in one sense it was perfect because, after declaring it … Continue reading

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Evelyn Underhill – Demystifying Mysticism

I’ve begun reading some of the works of Evelyn Underhill, an Anglican writer on mysticism, a novelist, a metaphysical poet, and a student of Baron Friedrich von Hügel. Early in the Twentieth Century she wrote many books on mysticism, some … Continue reading

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Charismatic Mysticism

In my last post I mentioned the more obvious mystical stream in the Evangelical church, based on the contemplative tradition. Much less recognised, however, and one of the primary motivations for my explorations, is the clear mystical content of the … Continue reading

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Defining Christian Mysticism

First, let me apologise for the disjointed order of these posts, although I shouldn’t need to apologise – blogging gives an author the freedom to post items as they come to mind. The reader must wait in anticipation to see … Continue reading

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Re: Atheism and Experiencing God

The posts to this blog also go to my Google Group – reasonablemystic@googlegroups.com. “Dr David” posted the following comment to that group: —————————————————————- “because God cannot be logically proved without being experienced in relationship” Spending time looking at this issue … Continue reading

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Atheism and Experiencing God

You must be wondering what happened to My Spiritual Journey, after more than a year! It hasn’t finished – I’ve just been rather busy doing it. More will come, I promise. In the meantime, I’ve just begun reading Alister McGrath’s … Continue reading

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My ‘Spiritual’ Journey – Episode 2

The movement of my career from DCA Design Draftsman to CSIRO Technical Officer, and then to University Lecturer was most definitely orchestrated by God. Shortly before my 13 years with DCA ended I was becoming bored and in need of … Continue reading

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