The mystics of all traditions claim that their love-encounter with the Holy One defies all description and yet their experience of longing and union pours out in the form of ecstatic, luminous and richly descriptive poetry and prose. Drawing from the works of the great Christian mystics, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Francis and Claire of Assisi, and Hildegard of Bingen, as well as Sufi saint, Rabia, Hindu poet, Mirabai, and others, come engage these evocative words as objects of Lectio Divina (sacred reading). Then, grounding our encounter with the mystics in our own experience, we respond to prompts to access our unique voice and deepen our personal journey. Inter-spiritual chanting and simple body practices support and balance our contemplative readings and spiritual exercises.
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