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Christian Mystic reading list


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There is loads to read for this one too, but again here is my list of top tips!

Start with the Carmelites...

St John of the Cross

Ascent of Mount Carmel

Living Flame of Love

Dark Night of the Soul

Collected poems

St. Teresa of Avila

The Life of...

Interior Castle

Collected Works (by E.A. Peers)

Blessed John Ruysbroeck

Flowers of a Mystic Garden

Cloud of Unknowing

Meister Eckhart

Sermons and Tractates

Nicholas of Cusa

De Docta Ignorantia

Saint Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain

A Handbook of Spiritual Counsel

The Philokalia

Particularly sections by St. Symeon the New Theologian and St. Gregory Palamas

St John Scholasticus

Ladder of Divine Ascent

Also Divine Liturgy of St. John of Chrysostum

Other mystics worth noting include Richard of St. Victor, St. Bernard of Clairveux, St Gregory of Sinai, St. Terese of Lisieux, Blessed Henry Suso, Nikitas Stithatos, Walter Hilton...

any other suggestions?

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