Christian mysticism

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  • Seven Steps Of Love Analysis

    Christian mysticism is an aspect of Christian experience where Christians believe that they have had some contact with God (Boon, lecture, Aug. 24, 2015). It is through these extraordinary claims that give an individual authority, power, and an experience that goes beyond the human realm. Beatrice of Nazareth was an author, a nun, a Christian, and most importantly (for the purpose of this discussion) a mystic. In her writing of early mystic literature, the Seven Steps of Love, she eloquently proses the ways in which a person can become one with Christ through a series of cyclical steps. By analyzing the techniques that mystic Beatrice of Nazareth utilizes in the Seven Steps of Love, I will expand upon broad topics discussed throughout…

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  • Margery Kempe: A Mystic

    Throughout out the middle ages people debated whether Margery Kempe was a crazy woman or a mystic. There a lot of evidence that proof that Kempe was a mystic. This essay examines Margery Kempe and other introspective women of the middle ages and find what their beliefs were and how they practiced to those beliefs. Mysticism in not unique to one religion or even is a religion by itself, but rather a facet of many different religions around the world. During their reflection, people who practice…

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  • Saint Catherine Of Siena

    Context During the time of Catherine of Siena, the world was faced with medieval mysticism as well as the Black Plague. Medieval mysticism was a medieval woman 's movement. There were also male mystics. Medieval mysticism was mainly a women 's movement due to the fact that women outnumbered the males at that time. Mysticism is understood as an immediate and sustained connection with the divine. Mysticism is considered the science of the love of God. Mystics are in every religion. Most mystics…

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  • Analysis Of Kabbalah: The Mystic Quest In Judaism

    Author David Ariel offers Kabbalah: The Mystic Quest in Judaism as a comprehensive guide to understanding the complex practice of Jewish mysticism. The introductory chapter provides a background on mysticism itself, theories within different researcher perspectives, and a relation of mystic experiences to the Jewish religion. In this paper, the author’s main ideas are summarized before analysis and reflection. William James, looking at the psychology of religious experiences of the individual,…

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  • Walt Whitman And Al-Hallaj As A Sufi Poet

    Whitman and AL-Hallaj as Sufi poets Throughout centuries poets and mystics of all nations have faced the dilemma of trying to express the inexpressible (Selim 26). They had a lot of knowledge, and insights within, but they were unable to put them into words in many occasions. Especially in times of intense spirituality, words failed to express the ecstasy they reached often through meditation and deep thinking. Sufi poets were among the most poets who suffered from this dilemma. Their beliefs…

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  • Margery Kempe Analysis

    “Confusyd in hirself and hir owyn unstabylnes:” Plurality, Bricolage, and Infinite Regress in The Book of Margery Kempe There is a plurality of spiritual signifiers in The Book of Margery Kempe. We all know of Kempe’s “gift of tears,” of her ecstatic visions, her commitment to wearing white and creating a chaste marriage for herself. However irritating these signifiers may be, at first read the semiotics appear to be stable. Kempe cries readily when free association brings to mind the earthly…

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  • Comparing Love Poems

    Introductory Frame : Writing aims It is important to be concise and express your meanings clearly. As George Orwell (1992) said in “Politics and the English Language”, “If it is possible to cut out a word, always cut it out”(p. 182). Thus, I chose the passages in the sentence task for revision and extension part, both of them were the analysis of love poems. One paragraph is the analysis of William Butler Yeats’ love poem, another is the analysis of Anthony Ma’s love poem (SHEN, 2016, par. 1). I…

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  • The Significance Of Prem Bhakti And Love For The Beloved

    The Pir states that the heart is the seat of loving devotion. The implied meaning here is that the heart of one smitten by prem pīḍā (pangs of love) and lāy (intense desire) eventually becomes the repository of prem bhakti or loving devotion for the Lord. The intensity of prem bhakti engulfs the a(n)tar (inner self), leading to a fixation and passion for the Beloved. In this state of loving devotion, the Pir advises his followers to remember the Beloved at all times. The word bhagtī, used in…

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  • Reflection And Tranquility In William Wordsworth's Daffodils

    “Flash upon my inward eye”: The Role of Reflection and Tranquility in William Wordsworth’s “Daffodils” In his preface to Lyrical Ballads, William Wordsworth famously writes that “all good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings” (Wordsworth, Wu 509). However, it is important to note that he modifies this statement by adding that “though this be true, Poems to which any value can be attached were never produced on any variety of subjects but by a man who, being possessed of…

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  • Analysis Of Finding Self Walt Whitman

    Finding Self, Whitman’s Way: The One Among the Crowd “The impalpable sustenance of me from all things, at all hours of the day; The simple, compact, well-join’d scheme-myself disintegrated, everyone disintegrated, yet part of the scheme” (Whitman. “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.). Walt Whitman was a graceful, yet outlaw poet that pushed the boundaries ink and paper. Whitman’s works were a journey of finding self through the natural world and his relation to the world, along with cleaver wording that…

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