The mystical path is not some sort of static experience for the select few, says Carl McColman, rather, it is a living tradition, a rich and many-layered dimension of spirituality that is in large measure a quest to find the mysteries at the heart of the universe, paradoxically nestled within the heart of your own soul.
This book is organized in three sections:
- "Recognizing the Call," Explores how each one of us is called to the mystical life, and what that might look like.
- "Preparing for the Journey," shows what we need to do in response to the contemplative call.
- "Embarking on the Adventure" considers what those first steps on the path might look like.
Along the way McColman quotes from the great mystics of the Christian tradition who have also traveled this path, including Teresa of Avila, Thomas Merton, Evelyn Underhill and more.