A Beginner’s Guide to Christian Mysticism
What you'll learn
- The Threefold path of Christian mysticism and how it can relate to one's personal spiritual growth
- Have an interest in Christian spirituality or Christian mysticism
If you are a seeker of Christian wisdom, wish to grow your spirituality and connection with the Divine, or simply learn more about the wonder of Christian mysticism, this foundational course is for you.
In this course you will:
notice key differences between Christian mysticism and the mysticism of various other religious traditions
gain a working definition of Christian mysticism
learn about the two approaches to Christian mysticism
briefly review the foundations of Christian mysticism
explore the heart of the mystical process: the threefold way and the dark night of the soul.
and see how the 3-fold mystical process can enrich your own spiritual growth.
There are reflection activities for you to engage with so you can better integrate the information you receive here into your personal life, should you like to participate.
If you want to dive deeper into the life & teachings of the Christian mystics, please join me in other courses I offer for a nominal fee on this platform. You can learn about the famous 14th century English mystic, Julian of Norwich, the 16th century arrogant soldier turned saint, Ignatius of Loyola, or the extraordinary Women Doctors of the Catholic Church: Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, Therese of Lisieux and Hildegard of Bingen, and more classes will be coming.
Thank you for your interest.
Who this course is for:
- Those who desire to learn about Christian mysticism, its mystical path, and/or a desire to pursue spiritual development
Ramona Harris is the author of, Awakening the Mystic in You, Messages of Light from the Christian Mystics. She has also created an inspirational card deck entitled, The Wisdom of the Christian Mystics and penned an article for the Spiritual Director’s International Presence Journal called Ten Steps to Awaken Your Inner Mystic. Ramona presents topics on Christian mystics and the women Doctors of the Church. She has been a spiritual director since 2005 receiving her training at Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA. She was on the Institute for Catholic Spirituality and Spiritual Directors’ training team bringing a three-year spiritual director training program to the Central Valley of CA. She has a master’s degree in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, Institute for Ministry, where she focused on Christian spirituality and cultivated an affinity for the Christian mystics. She also has a master’s degree in Education-Counseling from California State University, Stanislaus. Her bachelor’s degree is in Sociology. Ramona was a faculty member for the School of Ministry at the Catholic Diocese of Stockton. There she taught courses on Adult Faith Development, Mary, the Mother of God, Spirituality, the Profession of Faith and Theological Reflection. She is retired from the California community college system and served for many years as a college counselor. Prior to that, Ramona worked as a social worker and manager for the local county Community Services Agency. Ramona is passionate about the Christian mystics and will share their stories with anyone who will listen.