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Mysticism in World Religions
This excellent site explores the mystical traditions of six religions--Judaism, Christianity, Islam/Sufism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism--by comparing and contrasting quotations drawn from their respective literatures. These quotations are organized by topic, by religion, and by author.

  • The Cloud of Unknowing

    St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)
  • The Christ Path

    John Climacus (c. 579-649)
  • On Repentance, from The Ladder of Divine Ascent

    Meister Eckhart (c. 1260-1327)
  • Quotes and Selected Writings
  • Biography

    George Fox (1624-1691)
  • Autobiography

    Gregory of Nyssa (c. 331-395)
  • On Perfection
  • The Life of Gregory the Wonderworker
  • Biography, texts, and links

    Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1199)
  • Translations of her songs

    St. John of the Cross (1542-1591)
  • Ascent of Mount Carmel

    Julian of Norwich (c. 1342-1413)
  • Revelations of Divine Love
  • Selected quotes from Revelations of Divine Love

    Mechthild of Magdeburg (c.1212-1282)
  • The Flowing Light of the Godhead

    Thomas Merton (1915-1968)
  • Beliefnet's Thomas Merton Links

    Andrew Murray (1828-1917)
  • Absolute Surrender
  • The Deeper Christian Life

    Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911)
  • Christian's Secret of a Happy Life
  • The God of All Comfort

    St. Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022)
  • Selected Quotations
  • Biography

    St. Theresa of Avila (1515-1582)
  • Collection of quotations
  • Interior Castle
  • Way of Perfection
  • Autobiography

    Other Related Links
  • Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation: An ecumenical Christian organization devoted to the support of contemplative spirituality
  • The Ecole Initiative: An Internet library of early Church documents, including many mystic texts
  • Kabbalah 101: An introduction to Jewish mysticism from
  • Jalaluddin Rumi: Selected poems
  • Mysticism Resources Page: Information about many different spiritualities and links to related texts
  • Beliefnet's Kabbalah Links
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