What is Mysticism — and What Does it Mean for Christians?

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.

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1 Comment

  1. Thank you Carl. Your description of what mysticism is about touched me deeply as I have felt this for sometime. Most people are so concerned with their busy lives that they forget the inner conversation which gives meaning to everything else. Religions are man made finger posts towards the cosmic consciousness and we should be looking not at the finger post or label but at the Being beyond.

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