Learn More About Mysticism And Christianity

By Jerry Foster

Generally, the experience of Christianity often goes beyond religion and is founded on patriarchal morality and obedience. Nevertheless, mysticism, on the other hand, can be used to imply a non-legalistic religion but with some life of spirituality. It is some heartfelt intimacy to God normally based some joyful or miraculous appreciation of the ability of the Spirit to transform lives. In consequence, it is very crucial to understand mysticism and Christianity in a bid to see the possibility of coexistences of the two.

Christianity is considered to be a mystical faith with the mystical view considered to have existed far back during the times when Jesus lived. However, diverse political, historical and social reasons make mystic perception of Christians to be marginal. Christianity took its dominant position in the Roman empire during the fifth centuries. Mysticism, however, sought a profound closeness to divinity in retreating towards the deserts and wildernesses away from most cities.

The foundation of mysticism in deserted places resulted in the initial monasteries. Basically, these were people who lived together in perpetual prayer and meditation drawn from different areas across the world. These Christian mystics were predominantly found in monasteries and convents.

At the same time, mystics have been there in every century and era of Christianity. However, political attributes of the institutional churches resulted in persecution of some of them. However, others were able to disguise their teachings wisely through keenly worded books and poems that were seen as non-threatening or else against religious authorities. Therefore, mystics and their teachings are still real and considered as one of the best kept Christian secret.

Some Christians in this generation are still suspicious about mysticism. However, most of them are slowly embracing the transformative beauty of these key spiritual practices including sacred reading, contemplative prayer as well as meditation.

On the contrary, rediscoveries have been made concerning the ordinary Christian acts such as the use of the Rosary by the Catholics, which is seen as an instruments or way of getting involved in contemplative silence. Such rediscoveries as well reveal the less dominant practices used in deep meditations and intrinsic prayers usually performed by most Eastern Orthodox Christianity as a way of coping with non-dual consciousness of Christians.

Basically, the bible is the source of wisdom in the Christian Mystics. Nevertheless, those period of reading and interpretation according to the perception of anti-mysticism has made it easier to miss some visionary elements in the New Testament teachings of wisdom. For example, some bluntly contemplative statements found in the bible in Hebrew language initially have been mistranslated while translating into other languages.

However, the individuals who are keen and wise may be able to note the various mystical message contained in the Bible. As a matter of fact, mystics approaches to the Bible perceives it as a document containing the details of ancient Greeks as they took part in various activities with the Divinity. In addition, Christian religion is as well based on 2 controversial teachings perceived as mystical, the first being Jesus Christ is fully divine and secondly, fully human nature.

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