METAPHYSICS & SPIRITUALITY

The Engaged Contemplative Spirituality of Thomas Merton

By Jim Griffin

“There is in all things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity, a silence that is a fount of action and joy. It rises up in wordless gentleness and flows out to me from the unseen roots of all created being.”

Mysticism in Comparative Perspective

A Conversation with Prof. George Pattison

“Mysticism is not necessarily something weird or wonderful: it consists of a certain kind of attention to reality in all its facets.”

A Thing of Beauty…

Barbara Vellacott contemplates the indescribability of beauty in Dante’s Paradiso.

“Let us say that beauty is a divine vibration which sings in poet, poem, reader and listener. But its essence is nevertheless indescribable.”

Understanding Strangers

Inspire Dialogue 2016

“Conversation is an existential ‘turning-towards’ the other in recognition of what it means to be human.”

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NICOLA SIMPSON ON DOM SYLVESTER HOUÉDARD
“How do we hear the inaudible sound of dust falling?”

The Unity of Humanity

TODD LAWSON
“Everyone has had a revelation, has been touched by a divine message… all the prophets share the same source, the same light.”

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