Christian Mysticism

Beverly Lanzetta Lectures

Click for study guide to July’s Podcast. The depth and scope of Christian mysticism is so vast that it is not possible to cover its history and development, or the many mystic scholars and practitioners in any systematic way in a short period. Instead, my intention in this lecture is to speak about the implications …

Living Without Why

Beverly Lanzetta Lectures

The title of this month’s podcast is “Living Without Why”, a phrase taken from the great 14th century Dominican mystic, Meister Eckhart. The talk examines some of the characteristics of mystical union. What does it feel like?  What does it do inside of us?  What kind of life do we live form that place? Once we have …

Mystical Anthropology

Beverly Lanzetta Lectures

The title of this month’s podcast is: A Mystical Anthropology or Who Are We in God’s Eyes? In this talk, I address several core insights of Christian Mysticism: The divine and eternal Presence of God in the ground of the soul; the inseparable unity of God and the soul; the transformation and deep pain that …

Communion That Surpasses Words

Beverly Lanzetta Lectures

In today’s world we desperately need a mysticism that speaks to our human condition. A new mysticism that is rooted in the depth of our wisdom traditions, but is also wildly open to the diversity of our earth and human needs. This podcast is lecture number 10 from “The Longing Heart” series. I address how this …

Inhabiting Your Inner Monastery

Beverly Lanzetta Lectures

This podcast is the fifth lecture in a series of ten talks I offered on “The Longing Heart”. Here I share a spiritual practice I call an “inner monastery meditation.” This talk to designed to help you break down the barriers that prevent you from claiming silence and solitude. The talk ends with a guided …