This book falls naturally into two parts: each of which is really complete in itself, though they are in a sense complementary to one another. Whilst the second and longest part contains a somewhat detailed study of the nature and development of man’s spiritual or mystical consciousness m the first is intended rather to provide an introduction to the general subject of mysticism. Exhibiting it by turns from the point of view of metaphysics, psychology, and symbolism, it is an attempt to gather between the covers of one volume information at present scattered amongst many monographs and texts books written in divers tongues, and to give the student in a compact form at least the elementary facts in regard to each of those subjects which are most closely connected with the study of the mystics.

part 1|539 pages

The Mystic Fact

chapter 1|27 pages

An Introduction to Mysticism

chapter 2|22 pages

Mysticism and Vitalism

chapter 3|31 pages

Mysticism and Psychology

chapter 4|31 pages

The Characteristics of Mysticism

chapter 5|35 pages

Mysticism and Theology

chapter 6|29 pages

Mysticism and Symbolism

chapter 7|22 pages

Mysticism and Magic

part 2|252 pages

The Mystic Way

chapter 8|10 pages


chapter 9|26 pages

The Awakening of the Self

chapter 10|40 pages

The Purification of the Self

chapter 11|40 pages

The Illumination of the Self

chapter 12|38 pages

Voices and Visions

chapter 13|35 pages

Introversion. Part I: Recollection and Quiet

chapter 14|35 pages

Introversion. Part II: Contemplation

chapter 15|26 pages

Ecstasy and Rapture

chapter 16|41 pages

The Dark Night of The Soul

chapter 17|37 pages

The Unitive Life

chapter 18|9 pages