Loving God 401, Part 6: Finding Your Inner Mystic (a Look at the Apophatic-Affective Dimension of Spirituality)

The Ecstasy of St. Teresa (of Avila), Gian Lorenzo Bernini, 16th c.

Is it possible to have an unmediated experience of God? A direct encounter with the divine that transcends any use of the senses or even the intellect?

The classical answer is –  yes!  And its pursuit is the goal of the mystic tradition (an element of the spiritual life that is accessible to us all, though most connected with the apophatic-affective attrait).

In this episode we examine Christian mysticism through one of its most famous teachers, St. Teresa of Avila. 

If you’ve ever desired to know God directly, to encounter grace at the core of your soul, this episode is for you.



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