A couple of weeks ago I posted to this blog an article called Just What is Mysticism Anyway? And Why Should Anyone Care?
But a few years ago, I made a short video that addresses pretty much the same topic, although geared specifically to Christians.
In the summer of 2015 I filmed a series of videos before a small audience where I explored several themes, such as mysticism, silence, and monasticism.
Here is the “mysticism” segment. I begin by quoting Karl Rahner, famous for saying “The Christian of the future will be a mystic or will not exist at all.” Then I offer some thoughts about just what mysticism is, and why it should matter to Christians.
Even though I’m speaking specifically to a Christian audience, I hope these thoughts about mysticism might be of interest to everyone, regardless of your religious or spiritual identity.