Walking the Mystical Path is an ‘at home’
programme for those wishing to integrate a contemplative dimension into
their lives. Many of us have looked east, west, north and south to
discover what might lie behind the veils of illusion, Thomas Merton’s
‘small self’ and the revised capacity of ‘heaven before death’.
Fortunately now is one of the best times to be alive because we are a
century into a growing community of contemporary mystics who have the
dual gifts of being both contemplatives and grand story tellers of their
While the stories they tell stem from many centuries ago, they are imbued with not only a contemplative understanding of the deeper wisdom teachings, but are positively influenced by the developing understanding of psychology and neurophysiology.
What these teachers have to say to us is learning to see as the mystics see and learning to experience what the mystics’ experience: Having eyes, do you not see? And having ears, do you not hear?
The WTMP programme offers resource material for: reading, reflection, spiritual practices, action and includes individual spiritual companioning as well as group reflection sessions by zoom or skype. During the programme we look at five strands of the contemplative path: theology, prayer/meditation, compassion, co-creation and social justice through teachings and practices of contemporary mystics such as Merton, Newell, Bourgeault, Baxter, Rohr, Fox, Doherty, Finley, Aubert, Cowley to name a few. This is an experiential programme to support your own knowing of the contemplative Spirit.