Nine Jewels of Night:
One Soul’s Journey into God

This book is a personal account of theologian and spiritual teacher Beverly Lanzetta’s search for a new expression of the eternal quest for truth. With open-hearted storytelling, she chronicles her growing restlessness to answer a spiritual call until on a gorgeous autumn day, in her twenty-ninth year, she is converted by a series of revelations beyond the boundaries of established religions to the one reality at the heart of all religions, and to an entirely singular path of contemplation.

Lanzetta’s compelling and intimate portrayal of the ensuing thirty-eight years invites you to reflect on your own spiritual path as it gently draws you into questions about the nature of God, the monastic heart, suffering, the inner dimensions of mystical experience, composing a contemplative life, following a radical path of devotion, the search for solitude, trusting one’s inner voice, loving the Divine, and being empty of self. More Information

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Path of the Heart:
A Spiritual Guide To Divine Union

This is a modern spiritual classic, and the first written account of the life-changing mystical revelations of divine suffering and divine love that Beverly Lanzetta experienced in 1976. Completed in 1984, and published in 1985, the text describes the interior process of mystical intimacy or union, combining insights from her own transformation with those she witnessed in the souls of people who came to her for spiritual guidance. Now published in a new expanded edition with Beverly’s commentary on each chapter, Path of the Heart is a guide for those who deeply yearn for spiritual meaning in life. “I hope” she says, “that by passing on the underlying method of the mystical journey, my fellow seekers will be aided in their own search for the Unknown.” More Information


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Radical Wisdom:
A Feminist Mystical Theology

This luminously written volume is a wonderful resource for women and men to reclaim their spiritual lives. Radical Wisdom introduces the concept of via feminina (way of the feminine) and the importance of gender in the spiritual life. Drawing especially on the mysticism of Julian of Norwich and Teresa of Avila, Beverly Lanzetta lays out the contemplative process used to achieve their highest spiritual potential and to break through the “dark night of the feminine.” She also investigates how unjust social and political conditions afflict women’s souls, and the spiritual disciplines women use to transform centuries-old structures of consciousness damaging to the human spirit and to creation. More Information


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Emerging Heart:
Global Spirituality and the Sacred

Highlighting pioneers of global spirituality such as Thomas Merton, Thich Nhat Hanh, Abraham Heschel, Mohandas Gandhi, Howard Thurman, Bede Griffiths, and Dorothy Day, Emerging Heart shows how a variety of religious traditions emerge from and converge on a divine nature and mystic quality that creates a loving heart. Lanzetta first describes this phenomenon in her own experience and then elaborates on that mystical core, the notion of the divine, the new shape of interreligious dialogue, pioneers of this new global spirituality, and the personal, spiritual, and ethical challenges that it poses to us. More Information


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The Other Side of Nothingness:
Toward a Theology of Radical Openness

From the mystic’s experience of nothingness and the desert, The Other Side of Nothingness offers a theology of humility sensitive to religious pluralism and to the pain of spiritual oppression. With a passionate concern for contemporary interreligious issues, Beverly J. Lanzetta provides insight into how mystical consciousness overturns claims of dogmatic truth and prepares the self to experience the radical openness of divinity. More Information


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40-Day Journey with Joan Chittester

40-Day Journey with Joan Chittister is designed to draw the reader into a contemplative reflection on the wisdom of Benedictine sister Joan Chittister. Each of the forty days of meditation begins with a selection from Sister Joan’s spiritual writings, followed by a Biblical passage, as well as questions for further reflection and original prayers written by the editor, Beverly Lanzetta. An international figure, Sister Joan has been recognized for her spiritual wisdom and her commitment to peace, justice, interreligious dialogue, and the equality of women in church and society.


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St. Theresa of Avila

More than four centuries have passed since Teresa of Avila’s birth in Spain, and she is still celebrated as one of the world’s great spiritual teachers. Her endearing human qualities, mystical insights, love for God, and refreshing candor all contribute to her legacy as a cartographer of the soul and a master of contemplative prayer. The Interior Castle touches the hearts of people everywhere who may never have heard of contemplation, but who long to grow closer to God. In The Interior Castle, she creates a body of mystical literature astounding in its depth and wisdom and comforting in its humanness and common sense. Introduction to text by Beverly Lanzetta.


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About the Author

Beverly Lanzetta

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Beverly Lanzetta is a theologian, spiritual teacher and author of seven books on global spirituality and new monasticism, including Nine Jewels of Night (2014) and a second edition to Path of the Heart (2014), which have won praise for their wisdom, eloquence, and mystical insight. She recently formed Blue Sapphire Books with the intention to publish works that reach directly into the hearts of people who long to live differently, giving themselves to the quest for the Divine. Dedicated to a vision of theological openness and spiritual nonviolence, Beverly has been guiding others in the universal call to contemplation for almost forty years. She has worked and taught widely, founding several religious and monastic initiatives, including the Interfaith Theological Seminary and recently the Community of a New Monastic Way.