Tag: christian mysticism

What is a Christian Mystic?

What is a Christian Mystic? “Mysticism” is a much abused word. The practice itself is likened to New Age spoon-bending and mind-reading on the one hand, or arrant superstition on the other. In the Christian tradition, however, mysticism is a direct, ecstatic, and noetic experience of God. Fr. Kerry offers us a brief overview of these three characteristics, and distinguishes between apophatic and cataphatic mysticism. Last Fr. Kerry provides some advice on how to view reports of Christian mystical experiences.

Another “Holy Spirit Moment” from Fr. Kerry Walters!


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Prayer tips from a modern day Christian mystic.


Reclaiming My Father in Heaven

Prayer tips from a modern day Christian mystic.

I must confess to stumbling off the path of late. Mostly this was due to worldly concerns, which include but are not limited to cursing at buggy software, nonstop work, and a small financial surprise when I took Elena, my assistant, to buy a new Apple computer. In order to fix my troubles, though my straights were not dire, I set about reclaiming my Father in heaven.

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My Journey Into Chaos

My rather dark journey into chaos holds an important truth. Those who seek to learn the workings of creation (or be saved from them) need only ask God for help. In my case I also asked to see the kingdom of God. I’m sure that I didn’t say “kingdoms,” but that’s what I got. There exists an endless number of kingdoms. Some are ruled by living beings, God, or both. And there is at least one realm I know of that doesn’t seem to have a ruler.

Chaos. Imagine yourself cast adrift in a realm in which the smallest thought cannot exist. Whom will you call on when you can’t remember your name?

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