Mysticism: A Study in Nature and Development of Spiritual Consciousness


Read by Joy Chan

(4.3 stars; 23 reviews)

This classic gives a basic outline of Christian mysticism. (Summary by Joy)

(22 hr 3 min)

Chapters

Pt 1: Preface to the 12th Edition 13:36 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Preface to the 1st Edition 11:33 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Chapter 1, first half 35:05 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Chapter 1, second half 36:58 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Chapter 2, first half 29:03 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Chapter 2, second half 28:44 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Chapter 3, first half 34:37 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Chapter 3, second half 41:59 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Chapter 4, first half 41:13 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Chapter 4, second half 36:38 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Chapter 5, first half 42:36 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Chapter 5, second half 46:19 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Chapter 6, first half 34:39 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Chapter 6, second half 37:22 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 1: Chapter 7 46:09 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 1 24:35 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 2, first half 27:46 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 2, second half 34:31 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 3, first half 46:02 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 3, second half 51:00 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 4, first half 48:50 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 4, second half 44:54 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 5, first half 42:26 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 5, second half 43:05 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 6, first half 43:16 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 6, second half 41:29 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 7, first half 40:05 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 7, second half 43:29 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 8, first half 30:35 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 8, second half 32:13 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 9, first half 48:46 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 9, second half 50:08 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 10, first half 47:36 Read by Joy Chan
Pt 2: Chapter 10, second half 44:34 Read by Joy Chan
Conclusion 21:49 Read by Joy Chan

Reviews

Love the narrator. Still enjoying the book.

(5 stars)

The book is very rich and fills a gap in an area of knowledge that is really overlooked by society in general. I really like the biographical and historical information it contains, shedding light on the interior lives of great mystics and saints and trying to organize a mysticism body of knowledge. I would not say it is an easy listening, but it gets easier if you had a few mystical experiences of yourself. The narrator is also very good (she gets better as the audio progresses, to the point most narrators of commercial audiobooks I know are left far behind).

A 'joy' to listen to.

(5 stars)

Very well read.

the closest thing ill have have to a bible

(5 stars)

Positive Needles in a Gigantic Haystack

(3 stars)

After 40 years meditation and achieving oneness, I suffered through this painfully long, clinical book to find a few bits of inspiration. Here in the author's style are my opinions: POSITIVES: 1) It's good to see something Christian with depth. 2) It inspired me to write, and perhaps will inspire others in many ways. NEGATIVES: A) Many times the author stated that the ultimate goal of Oneness cannot be expressed in words. I really doubt she ever experienced it herself, though I may be wrong, and what an unbelievably long book to try and explain it. B) I learned from Christianity and from Hindu Yogi's. She barely mentions the Great Mystics of India, and discounts their methods. C) There are passages that might be meditated upon for long periods of time, perhaps better in regular book format. D) She says there are many methods of Mysticism, yet is arrogant in her "opinions." My favorite parts of the book were the final chapter and Conclusion. Worth a listen if you can't find the patience for the entire book.