On Mystical Experiences


Maybe like C.S. Lewis you've had spiritual experiences that have kicked off a kind of longing that's almost painful.

Contemplatives like Meister Eckhart, calling in particular on the biblical book Song of Songs, tell us that such experiences--along with many others that are more subtle--are ways that God is inviting us into a renewed, vivid experience of being alive. Join Dave Schmelzer as he explores these experiences both with Eckhart and the Song of Songs and also with a modern brain researcher who gets excited about what such experiences can mean for your long-term thriving.

Mentioned on this podcast

Meister Eckhart

Song of Songs

J.P. Williams's book Seeking the God Beyond: A Beginner’s Guide to Christian Apophatic Spirituality

Wallace J. Nichols's book Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being near, in, on, or under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do

Irene Kraegel's book The Mindful Christian: Cultivating a Life of Intentionality, Openness, and Faith