What Is A Practical Mystic?

The great Quaker thinker Rufus Jones favoured activist and engaged mystics, not the hermit types. He said of “practical mystics”: “They are very busy persons, overloaded with their own life work, their vocation, but that in no way prevents them from being transmitters of great moral and spiritual forces; quite the contrary they are all the better transmitters because they are steadied and stabilized with a weighty occupation”

[The New Quest, 1928]

 

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