Mysticism: The Experience of the Divine by Jeremy Catto hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Aquarian, 1994, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Mysticism: The Experience of the Divine is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the divine and daunting tradition of mystical contemplation that marked the religious evolution of the Middle Ages.
This exquisite volume follows the story of the early Christian thinkers who broke from the confines of the Church to seek out their own path towards God, in hopes of finding a purer, more ultimate union with the divine principle. From the Desert Fathers in 250 a. d. to Plotinus, Meister Eckhart, and St. Francis of Assisi, these seekers sought a life of peace and solitude far away from the clutches of society. Because the established church often viewed these personal journeys unfavourably, the mystics were sometimes prosecuted as heretics. Due to their purity and perseverance, however, the mystics existed throughout the centuries, attracting fervent disciples from near and far.
With an informative introduction by Oxford scholar Jeremy Catto and authentic illustrations from medieval scribes and artists, this volume provides the perfect primer and the perfect gift for those drawn to this spiritual movement.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Cream boards with Blue titling to the Spine.
61 pages. Bibliography. 6½” x 5½”.
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