Saturday, February 26, 2011

mystic

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A mystic is a person who is deeply aware of the powerful presence of the divine Spirit: someone who seeks, above all, the knowledge and love of God, and who experiences the profoundly personal encounter with the energy of divine life. 

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~ Ursula King
art by Odilon Redon, from the British Museum

While older meanings tend to associate mystics with magical dark arts,  definitions now tend to reach across cultures and traditions to embrace all who find their true home within themselves, within their own hearts.

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Psalm 121 
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I look deep into my heart,
to the core where wisdom arises.
Wisdom comes from the Unnamable
...and unifies heaven and earth.
The Unnamable is always with you,
shining from the depths of your heart. 
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~ A Book of Psalms
 translated and adapted by Stephen Mitchell
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