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Not of this World: A Treasury of Christian Mysticism
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Not of this World: A Treasury of Christian Mysticism, edited by Prof. James Cutsinger, challenges the notion that Christianity is a purely devotional path. It is widely supposed – by seekers whose contemplative journeys have taken them to the East – that the “love of God” is alone the primary obligation and the highest goal in a Christian’s spiritual life, leaving no scope for contemplation as an integral part of this spiritual life. Not of this World invites the reader to explore a deeper and often overlooked dimension of Christian mysticism in which the accent is placed on the acquisition of gnosis (knowledge) and in which theosis (deification) is presented as the goal of the spiritual journey.

Not of this World is a collection of short meditations on the contemplative life, drawn from a wide variety of Christian sources that range from the second to the twentieth centuries. Guided by writers whose backgrounds and experiences cross all sectarian divisions, the reader is invited to take part in a journey that follows the three classic stages of Purification, Illumination, and Union.

Not of this World is unlike any previously published anthology of Christian mysticism by combining (1) primary sources drawn from nearly two thousand years of Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant sources with (2) a focus on the acquisition of spiritual knowledge and “deification” as explicit goals of the Christian spiritual path. It is also unique as a book that can be as much at home on someone’s bedside table, providing inspiration, as it can be within the classroom as a valuable teaching tool.
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CONTENTS Introduction PURIFICATION I. Severity 1. Breaking the Chains - Jakob Boehme 2. The Ladder of Graces - Theophanis the Monk 3. Transposition - Unseen Warfare 4. Death - St Thomas à Kempis 5. Pure Fire - Hugh of St Victor 6. What More Must I Do? - The Desert Father 7. The Ceremony of Substitution - Charles Williams 8. My Desire Has Been Crucified -St Ignatios of Antioch II. Simplicity 9. Drawn by the Flames - St Thérèse of Lisieux 10. Descending with the Breath - Nikiphoros the Athonite 11. So Many Names - Jean-Pierre de Caussade 12. What Dreams May Come - St Diadochos of Photiki 13. I Sleep but My Heart Waketh - St Bernard of Clairvaux 14. Nakedness and Sacrifice - Jean Borella 15. The Tao - Hieromonk Damascene 16. Go Not but Stay - St Francis of Sales III. Purity 17. The Center of the Soul - William Law 18. True Prayer Evagrios the Solitary 19. The Tabernacle of the Covenant - Richard of St Victor 20. Rank upon Rank - St Clement of Alexandria 21. Ignorance Is Bliss - Nicholas of Cusa 22. Opening the Tomb - St Maximos the Confessor 23. The Virginal Paradise - St Louis Marie de Montfort 24. Clothed in Christ - St Symeon the New Theologian ILLUMINATION IV. Clarity 25. Two Ways - St Thomas Aquinas 26. Dispelling Darkness - Boethius 27. Leading Strings - François Fénelon 28. More than Ourselves - Sir Thomas Browne 29. No Fixed Abode - Pico della Mirandola 30. Today - St Patrick of Ireland 31. The Teacher - St Gregory of Sinai 32. True Imagination - George MacDonald V. Luminosity 33. Nothing Amiss - Julian of Norwich 34. Sweet Delight in God’s Beauty - Jonathan Edwards 35. Thinking the Unthinkable - St Anselm 36. Prayer of the Heart - The Way of a Pilgrim 37. The Religion of Light - Jingjing 38. In the Eyes of a Child - Thomas Traherne 39. Saving Loveliness - St Nonnus 40. Uncreated Light - St Seraphim of Sarov VI. Transparency 41. Filling Every Place - Jeremy Taylor 42. Virtues and Powers - Paracelsus 43. A Single Unified Science - Philip Sherrard 44. Practicing Presence - Brother Lawrence 45. Hidden and Glorified - Samuel Taylor Coleridge 46. As through a Mirror - St Bonaventure 47. Recognition - The Gospel of Thomas 48. Two Facades - C. S. Lewis UNION VII. Unity 49. A Higher School - Henry Suso 50. Flight to Greater Things - St Gregory of Nyssa 51. No Other Way - Theologia Germanica 52. God’s Own Breath - John Smith 53. The Very Marrow of the Bones - St Teresa of Avila 54. Christmas in the Soul - John Tauler 55. High Fantasy Lost Power - Dante 56. Motionless Circling - Nikitas Stithatos VIII. Unicity 57. A Reply to Active Persons - The Cloud of Unknowing 58. Closing to a Bud Again - Lilian Staveley 59. The Joyful Instant - St Augustine 60. One and the Same Mind - Origen 61. Awareness and Return - Swami Abhishiktananda 62. Waylessness - John of Ruysbroeck 63. Hidden Beauty - St Dionysios the Areopagite 64. Essence Is Simple - St Nikolai Velimirovich IX. Identity 65. The Flight of the Eagle - John Scotus Eriugena 66. More God than a Soul - St John of the Cross 67. Unencumbered - Marguerite Porete 68. Other Suns - St Gregory Palamas 69. No Self to Forgive - Bernadette Roberts 70. To Be Quit of God - Meister Eckhart 71. Ascent to Tabor - Hierotheos Vlachos 72. Be Thyself the Book - Angelus Silesius Sources of Readings and Recommendations for Further Study Index