Have You Seen the Christ?
The Mysticism of Frozen II: Part 2, The Lullaby
The opening lullaby in Frozen II is replete with mystical symbolism of all kinds, which frames the rest of the film's story.
Have you Heard?
“Canticle of the Sun,” by St. Francis of Assisi, and Joseph Smith’s “Olive Leaf”
One of the last things we did at the seminar with Bernard McGinn this past weekend was read through and discuss Saint Francis of Assisi's poem and religious song Canticle of the Sun. McGinn considers this to be a very mystical text from Francis, as Francis seems to see God powerfully in and throughout the whole of creation, including in the sun, moon, stars, Earth, etc. McGinn noted that it is a kind of nature mysticism. Francis wrote most of it in the year 1224, and the last few lines in 1226 just before his death.
We are Already God, We've Just Forgotten
Many mystical paths in the world's spiritual traditions claim to lead one to a conscious merging, union, and a direct identification with Deity, the Sacred, Reality, the Universe, the Transcendent, with a first-hand experience of being God.
The Mystic’s Dilemma
How should I say what is infinitely ineffable?
“A Thousand Sweet Breaths of Silence” by Rumi
Deep within me a thousand sweet breaths of Silence
cover my lips and say—
This Glorious Infant
A short poem.
“Christ Has No Body But Yours,” a Poem
As I was studying the works of St. Teresa of Avila, I came across a poem that is attributed to her, but apparently is not found in her writings. It seems to be a modern pseudepigraph. Even so, I thought it was beautiful. It is called Christ Has No Body.