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an essay in the phenomenology of mysticism Nelson Pike. a friend. ... Teresa said that she "saw," that is, "perceived," Christ in physical space, just off her right hand. ... In modern Christian mystical theological texts, this experience is almost always used as the teaching case when the notion of intellectual vision is introduced.
The focus will thus be on chapter 2 of Stace's Mysticism and Philosophy (1960) and on the materials contained in the general introduction to his reader The Teachings of the Mystics (1960). My task in this chapter will be to explicate these ...
This point receives considerable attention in both of Stace's texts. In Teachings of the Mystics the point is framed as follows: Now the mystical consciousness is quite different from this (i.e., our ordinary sensory-intellectual consciousness].
For in this seeing we neither distinguish nor are there two. The man ... is merged with the Supreme, one with it. Only in separation is there duality. 2. Stace, Teachings of the Mystics, 13. 3. Stace, Mysticism and Philosophy, 161 and 178. 4 .
an essay in the phenomenology of mysticism Nelson Pike ... a flight of the alone to the alone.6 Stace says that this passage contains a "perfect specimen description" of the introvertive mystical state. ... See Stace, Teachings of the Mystics, 15.
By itself, this does not seem paradoxical — no more so than does a canvas upon which nothing is painted or a stage that is empty though the footlights are on. Still, there is probably a point to. 7. See Stace, Teachings of the Mystics, 15. 8.
In The Teachings of the Mystics, Stace writes as follows concerning the distinction between experience and interpretation: On a dark night out of doors one may see something glimmering white. One person may think it is a ghost. A second ...
an essay in the phenomenology of mysticism Nelson Pike ... Stace's view seems to be that despite the (alleged) hastily added qualifying clauses that project an orthodox dualistic metaphysical posture, ...Stace, Teachings of the Mystics, 24.
Stace, Teachings of the Mystics, 24. Negative remarks about Teresa's intellectual and emotional qualities can be found throughout Stace's writings on mysticism. See, for example, Stace, Mysticism and Philosophy, 26, 66, 68, 80. 19. Stace ...
Recall that this was the point emphasized in the passage from The Teachings of the Mystics cited near the beginning of Section i of Chapter 5. There Stace allowed that certain insects and animals may have sensations unlike those enjoyed by ...
an essay in the phenomenology of mysticism Nelson Pike ... This point is boldly emphasized in Teresa's report, where the object perceived is assigned a place in physical space distinct from, though ... See Stace, Teachings of 152 ] Mystic Union.
The remaining two sections will contain a defense of the account to be proposed. i. Stace's Revised Analysis of "Union" I shall begin by reviewing a passage from chapter 6 of The Teachings of the Mystics in which Stace comments on what he ...
This is very difficult to swallow. It seems to depend on the metaphor of being burned up, It seems much more likely that Ruysbroeck is reading. i. In John of Ruysbroeck, 185-86. See Stace, Teachings of the Mystics, 160. I should mention that in ...
an essay in the phenomenology of mysticism Nelson Pike. Though I have not had occasion to mention it before, in Mysticism and Philosophy and again in the introduction to The Teachings of the Mystics, Stace's mystical typology included two ...
an essay in the phenomenology of mysticism Nelson Pike ... describes as "the necessary inquiry into the logical and social-contextual conditions of mystical experience which would justify rejecting Stace's simplistic distinction" (31). ... All Jewish mystical literature reflects this teaching of devekuth as a goal to be sought and, ...
Dualism, in other words, is imposed on the mystical community from an outside force. This point is emphasized in chapter 6 of The Teachings of the Mystics. Here Stace says, for example: In Christianity the Roman church was so powerful that ...
Exploring Mysticism: A Methodological Essay. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975. Stace, Walter T. Mysticism and Philosophy. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1960. . The Teachings of the Mystics. New York: New American Library, 1960.