Christian Prayer and Perspectives : Mystics
Catholic Encyclopedia: Meister Eckhart - Biographical article on Meister Johann Eckhart, Dominican theologian and mystic. Includes bibliography.
Christian Classics Ethereal library: Eckhart, Johannes - Includes e-texts of writings: sermons, and a section of Inge's "Light, Life, and Love."
Columbia Encyclopedia: Eckhart, Meister - Brief biographical article.
The Eckhart Society - Fosters understanding and appreciation of the thought of Meister Eckhart.
The Equanimous Eckhart - What Meister Eckhart has to teach us about living in peace and detachment. By Brian Pierce, O.P.
Meister Eckhart (1260-1328) - Brief summary from the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Meister Eckhart: A Medieval Christian Mystic - An outline of the pantheistic mysticism of the fourteenth century German mystic Meister Eckhart.
Meister Eckhart Home Page - Steve Shanks presents some sayings of Meister Eckhart and "Signs of the True Ground."
The Meister Eckhart Site - Includes introduction, life, works in English and German, essays, and links.
Mysticism at the Dawn of the Modern Age: Meister Eckhart - Chapter 4 from a book by Rudolf Steiner.
Catholic Encyclopedia: Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon - Essay on the life, experiences, and teachings of this seventeenth-century French mystic.
Guyon, Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Mothe - Biographical entry, including bibliography, from the 1911 edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Some scanner errors, but still legible.
Jeanne Marie Bouvières de la Mothe Guyon - Portrait, brief biography, plus a hymn she wrote.
Microsoft Encarta: Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon - Short biographical entry.
Other Women's Voices: Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon - Biography, annotated links, quotations, and a bibliography.
Who Is Jeanne Guyon? - Profile of the controversial French author.
Of the Song of Angels - A short treatise by Hilton. From Pepwell's collection, edited and with notes by Edmund G. Gardner in "The Cell of Self-Knowledge."
The Scale of Perfection - Edited by Thomas H. Bestul. In Middle English, slightly adapted for the Web. Each Book in its own file, with notes.
The Scale (or Ladder) of Perfection - Full text of Hilton's most famous and enduring work. From the 1901 Benziger Brothers edition.
The Song of Angels - Hilton's short tract, with language modernized by Harry Plantinga.
Treatise Written to a Devout Man - By Walter Hilton. Complete text.
Walter Hilton - Article from the Catholic Encyclopedia about Hilton's spiritual writings.
Walter Hilton of Thurgarton, Mystic - Brief biography.
Background to "A Medieval Woman on Pilgrimmage" by Margery Kempe - Notes from an introductory course on the history of civilization, taught at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
Biography.com: Kempe, Margery - Very brief profile.
Columbia Encyclopedia: Kempe, Margery - Brief biographical entry.
Mapping Margery Kempe - Resources for studying Kempe in her cultural and social context, particularly the material culture of the 15th-century East Anglian parish. Includes the text of her Book, links to contemporary religious figures, medieval iconography.
Margery Kempe: A Medieval Eccentric - Biographical article by Isabelle de Foix. Includes bibliography.
Margery Kempe, Mystic - Brief profile, courtesy of the Liturgical Commission of the Church of England.
Margery Kempe: 15th-century seeker - Reflection on Kempe's search for God, by Mary Ann Jeffreys.
Mystic and Pilgrim: The "Book" and the World of Margery Kempe - Clarissa W. Atkinson's book reviewed by JoAnn Wolski Conn, in "Theology Today," April 1984.
Other Women's Voices: Margery Kempe - Brief biography, excerpts from her Book, annotated bibliography, and directory of selected online resources.
Traveling to Jerusalem: Margery Kempe - Brief biography, itinerary, maps of the route of her pilgrimage to Jerusalem, student seminar papers, annotated bibliography. Also includes the Butler-Bowden translation of pertinent chapters from her Book.
A Visit with Margery Kempe: A Medieval Journey - An essay examining her life and Book. By the Rev. Grant S. Carey.
Women's History Resource Site: Margery Kempe - Brief biography, and annotated bibliography.
Catholic Encyclopedia: Mechtild of Magdeburg - Biographical article.
Kloster Helfta: Mechthild of Magdeburg - Brief illustrated biography.
Mechthild von Magdeburg, Gender and the "unlearned tongue" - Examines the possible implications of Mechthild's choosing to write Das fließende Licht der Gottheit (The Flowing Light of the Godhead) in Middle Low German.
Other Women's Voices: Mechthild of Magdeburg - Brief biography, links, annotated bibliography, a few short quotes.
The History and Life of the Reverend John Tauler, of Strasbourg - Review of a biography which was accompanied by selected sermons. In the New Englander and Yale Review, February 1858.
The Inner Way - Collection of sermons by John Tauler. Full text of book online. Also available in plain text, RTF, and as a zip file.
Johannes Tauler, O.P. - Two-part essay by Michael Suso Berry on Tauler as mystic, pastor, and preacher.
John Tauler - Article on the life and teachings of this 14th-century German Dominican mystic and author. From the Catholic Encyclopedia.
New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Tauler, Johann - Essay on the writings and thought of Tauler. By Ferdinand Cohrs. Includes bibliography. Requires ability to view PNG files.
On the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels - Tauler's Sermon XXIV, deals with the nine choirs of angels.
Tauler, Johannes - Short biographical entry in the Columbia Encyclopedia.
The Academy of American Poets: Thomas Traherne - Biography and links.
Bibliography: Questions of Authorship in Thomas Traherne's "Poems of Felicity" - Outlines the misadventures which befell Thomas Traherne's unpublished works after his death, and provides a bibliography. By Kevin Lamm.
English Literature and Religion: Thomas Traherne - Bibliography compiled by William S. Peterson. 191K. [PDF]
Jnani: Thomas Traherne - Biography and literary analysis. Bibliography, links.
The re-discovery of Traherne's poetry and prose-writings - Brief biography, and an assessment of both the charms and defects of Traherne's writing style. In The Cambridge History of English and American Literature.
Thomas Traherne: A Man for Today - Traherne can help teach a Christian sense of Creation.
Thomas Traherne: "Centuries of Meditations" - Short essay on this book by Traherne, which was first published nearly 250 years after his death. In The Cambridge History of English and American Literature.
Thomas Traherne: His Search for Felicity - Article from a Theosophical perspective, by Elsa-Brita Titchenell.
Thomas Traherne, Poet, Spiritual Writer - Brief essay.
Traherne, Thomas - Brief entry in the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.
Amendment - Poem included in The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse.
The Anticipation - Poem. In The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse.
Centuries of Meditations - Full text online. Each "centuries" in its own file. Also available in plain text, Open EBook, Palm Docbook, PNG page scans, for Microsoft Reader, and as a zip file.
Dumbness - Poem included in The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse.
Eden - Poem.
An Hymn upon St. Bartholomew's Day - In The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse. To understand this poem, it helps to know that according to tradition, St. Bartholomew the Apostle traveled to India, and was either flayed alive or beheaded in Armenia.
My Spirit - A long poem by Traherne, in The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse.
News - Poem by Traherne, in The Oxford Book of English Verse.
Poets' Corner - 3 poems by Traherne: Wonder; The Apostasy; and Poverty.
The Rapture - A poem, from The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse.
Shadows in the Water - Poem by Traherne. At The Academy of American Poets.
The Vision - Christian poem. In The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse.
Wonder - Poem. With line numbers. In The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse.
GOD BLESS YOU