Tag Archives: mysticism

The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse

Happy Wednesday! Here’s your dose of CW for this week. Instead of a work that he wrote, today I’m talking about a book that he edited. His connection with its compilers contributed one of the more important aspects of his … Continue reading

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Mysticism, Magic, and Marriage: “The Greater Trumps”

Charles Williams Book Summary #25: The Greater Trumps (Gollancz, 1932) Hooray! At last I get to write about another one of the novels. It has been far too long. I often feel that I do penance, slogging through the slow … Continue reading

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The Hands of a King are the Hands of a Healer

The past few days have been filled with trauma: my very good friend Sharon Gerdes (artist, writer, and director of Players of the Stage theatre company) suffered a horrific injury to her hand on Saturday, severing five tendons, the median … Continue reading

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Sources for CW and the FRC

This is the third post in a series about Charles Williams and the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross. You can access the others here and here. Here are the top sources that I can recommend for learning more about A.E. … Continue reading

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Charles Williams and the F.R.C.

This is the second post in a short series about Charles Williams and the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross. You can read the first post, about A.E. Waite, here. Charles Williams, a devout but skeptical Anglican, began reading the works … Continue reading

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The Body Poetic: Arthurian Legends and Metaphysical Anatomy

This is the last in a series of eight posts about the ideas that occur most frequently in CW’s works. You can access each of the others by clicking on the items in the list below: 1.Co-Inherence 2. Romantic theology … Continue reading

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Jedi Masters: CW’s Mystical Tranquility

As you know, I’ve been blogging my way through a series of posts on CW’s eight characteristic topics: 1.Co-Inherence 2. Romantic theology 3. The Two Ways 4. Ritual Objects 5. The Crisis of Schism 6. Mystical Tranquility 7. The City … Continue reading

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