Via Mystica
Practical meditations, reflections and contemplative prompts to support your daily adventure of walking the mystical path. Via Mystica is Latin for "the Mystical Way" but you could also translate it as "the Way of Mystery." It embodies my sense that mysticism is a path, a way of life, a journey toward the greatest of goals: union with God. The meditations and exercises presented here are intended to be support for you as your travel your own unique path into the heart of God: your own unique Via Mystica.
Breath Meditation
September 28, 2020 • 27 MIN
Brief instructions for a basic breath meditation, with timed silence for practice.
Elements Meditation
October 5, 2020 • 22 MIN
The four elements of air, water, earth and fire invite us to acknowledge our bodies as sacred — and as the home for the Spirit.
Mantra Meditation
October 12, 2020 • 24 MIN
Basic instructions for meditation using a mantra, or sacred word.
Tonglen Meditation
October 19, 2020 • 18 MIN
Guided Meditation with Instructions in the Practice of Tonglen, and 12 minutes of silence.
Divine Name Meditation
October 26, 2020 • 22 MIN
Meditation on the Divine Name from the Hebrew Scriptures. Inspired by Richard Rohr and Zalman Schachter-Shalomi.
Centering Prayer
November 1, 2020 • 25 MIN
Instructions for Centering Prayer as presented by Contemplative Outreach, Ltd.
Muraqabah Meditation
November 10, 2020 • 20 MIN
A meditation practice inspired by the Sufi muraqabah meditation practice.
The Prayer of Recollection
November 23, 2020 • 24 MIN
A Classic Mystical Practice as Taught by Evelyn Underhill
A Julian of Norwich Meditation
December 14, 2020 • 22 MIN
A meditation based on the spirituality of Julian of Norwich