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Spiritual Growth and Personal Development

Beauty Wonder and the Mystical Mind

Beauty Wonder and the Mystical Mind

Wilson Van Dusen, one of the Swedenborg Foundation's most popular writers, is also the author of The Design of Existence, The Presence of Other Worlds, and The Natural Depth in Man. This book spreads before the reader a rich word picture of the spiritual realm. Wilson Van Dusen describes the mature mystic, enumerating the characteristics of those whose lives are shaped by the experience of God. He explains how religion fits within the context of culture and how mysticism fits - or does not - within the context of religion. He also compares the mystical to the aesthetic, noting the similar ways in which art and epiphany move and elevate the experience. Believing that all have the potential to experience God, Van Dusen opens the mystical realm to the reader with his warm and accessible style. Writing from lifelong personal experience in the spiritual dimension, he offers a singular interpretation of the history of major religions and their regard for mysticism.

An especially useful chapter introduces a simple, effective practice with an icon to help us "shut off the whirl of events so we can come to experience our own centre, which happens to be also the centre of the universe".

Paperback: 149 pages
Publisher: Swedenborg Foundation Publishers (September 1, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0877853886
ISBN-13: 978-0877853886
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: .3 Kg


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