Christian Mysticism

Only through a direct experience can you know anything for certain. Christian Mysticism is the spiritual process of coming into the experience of God at the center of one’s being. Mystics do this through practices of meditation, prayer and being in relationship with God throughout daily life. This involves more than dogma or belief – it requires feeling, seeing and knowing God.Christian mysticism is known as the “inner path” of Christianity, just as Zen is the inner path of Buddhism, Sufism is the inner path of Islam, Kriya Yoga is the inner path of Hinduism, and Kabala is the inner path of Judaism. Followers of these inner paths – St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Francis of Assisi, Paramahansa Yogananda, Rumi and more – strive to move beyond dogma, theology and concepts and into the great love of God.