Ecstatic Journey: The Transforming Power of Mystical Experience
- Publish Date: 1997-06-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Sophy Burnham
In this rich & deeply personal book, the author describes her own arduous & momentous journey into mystical awareness. She gives us scores of first-hand accounts of mystical encounters as recorded by ordinary people today, as well as by saints, seers, ecstatics, & holy men & women of every faith. In addition, she delves into the physical side of mystical experience, such as levitation & psychic ability, & warns against an overemphasis on such powers. She also describes the practices that invite mystical experience -- prayer & fasting, meditation, ascetic discipline -- & points out the landmarks that one passes on this spiritual journey.