Hidden Treasure: Uncovering the Christian Mystical Experience

6 Weeks


Start Date

Thursday April 22nd

End Date

Thursday May 27th


7:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Online via Zoom

Course Introduction

Course Content

This short survey course will each week explore the mystical riches of one particular mystic and relate them to the times they lived in. Here is a list of those featured:

Week 1: Hildegard von Bingen

Week 2: The anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing

Week 3: Julian of Norwich

Week 4: St John of the Cross

Week 5: Thomas Merton

Week 6: Thomas Keating

The course will be a combination of short inputs from the tutor and group discussion based on selected readings. There will also be opportunities to practice some of the contemplative methods advocated by the mystics under discussion. It is recommended to practice some of these methods between sessions to deepen understanding of the mystical journey. The course is suitable for people of all faiths and none who have an open attitude to the riches of the Christian contemplative experience.

Features of the course:

  • Opportunities to practise meditation within the Christian contemplative tradition
  • Details of the life and spiritual practices associated with each mystic
  • Weekly notes that support the topic for each session
  • 10-minute break in the middle of each session
  • Opportunities to share ideas and contemplative experience with fellow participants


For more information contact Dominic: dominic.cogan@icloud.com

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