The Essential Mystics: Selections from the World?s Great Wisdom Traditions

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From a highly popular and respected scholar, poet and lecturer and one of the nation’s most celebrated authorities on mysticism comes the paperback edition of a brilliant introduction to the essential texts and themes of the great mystic visionaries.

Whether it’s based on the Buddhist vision of the Bodhisattva or the Christian concept of service, the mystic’s journey is one take on behalf of all humanity – and that journey is the same in all traditions. This wide range of selections brings readers the essential themes and personalities of the mystic experience. Beautifully introduced with practical analysis and vital historical information, The Essential Mystics offers extras from many traditions, including Buddhist, Sikh, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Hopi, Aborigine and Kogi.

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The Essential Mystics From Buddha to Christ, the mystic's journey involves the direct, unmediated encounter with the presence of an almost unfathomable mystery. Here are thematically grouped extracts from the major wisdom traditions, including the Way of Tao, the Way of Beauty (Ancient Greece), the Way of Love in Action (Christianity), and many others. Each is beautifully introduced with insightful analysis. Full description

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‘Andrew Harvey breaks the mystic mold, and in doing so empowrs the mystic in each of us.’
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