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Spiritual theology is usually seen as consisting of guidance relating to personal experience along the journey. It describes various spiritual exercises and disciplines, the stages of the journey and, among other things, the experiences of those who have tread the path before us. It is the Way which leads into the mystical life, which every Christian is called to. There are many good books on the subject and a few of these are suggested on this page. 

There are, however, two areas which also provide knowledge, understanding, guidance, and wisdom along the Way and both are important. One is found in the Offices of the Church and the other is in understanding the deeper mystical dimensions contained in the Bible. The focus of Paschal Light is on these two.

Light from Light:

An Anthology

of Christian Mysticism 

by Louis Dupré

Ignatius of Loyola (CWS):

Spiritual Exercises

and Selected Works

Classics of Western

Spirituality Series)

by George E. Ganss, SJ

A Little Book of Eternal Wisdom

by Blessed Henry Suso

The Way of Perfection

by St. Teresa of Avila:

Study Edition

by Kieran Kavanaugh

Practical Mysticism - A Little Book

for Normal People

by Evelyn Underhill

Catherine of Genoa (CWS):

Purgation and Purgatory,

The Spiritual Dialogue

(Classics of Western

Spirituality Series)

by Serge Hughes

Growing Into God:

A Beginner's Guide to Christian Mysticism

by John R. Mabry

Abide in the Heart of Christ:

A 10-Day Personal Retreat

with St. Ignatius Loyola

by Joe Laramie S J 

The Cambridge Companion

to Christian Mysticism

(Cambridge Companions

to Religion) 

by Amy Hollywood

Interior Castle Paperback

by St Teresa of Avila,

Mirabai Starr

Theologia Germanica:

Modern English Edition

by Susanna Winkworth

Big Book Of Christian


by Carl McColman 

Mysticism: A Study

in the Nature and Development

of Man’s Spiritual Consciousness

by Evelyn Underhill

John of the Cross:

Collected Works

by Saint John of

the Cross, & 2 more

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