To many, the word Mysticism conjures up images of dangerous occult practices, weird rituals and unsavoury characters. But nothing could be further from the truth; for mysticism lies at the very heart of all major religions and is the driving force behind humanity’s ancient quest for transcendent meaning to some of the greatest questions of all time: What are we? Why are we here? Is there a 'higher purpose' to our lives? Have we lived before and will we live again?
In Practical Mysticism, author Edward Lee presents a frequently asked questions primer specifically on the practical issues relating to mysticism, and discusses many searching issues. In his capacity as an official representative of the Rosicrucian Order AMORC for over thirty years, the author has addressed these topics many times and often in the context of fiercely competing world views.
Among the many pertinent subjects covered are reincarnation, karma, the role of freedom in our lives, how (and how not) to give advice to others, how to set a good example for others to follow, how to solve daily problems, how to effectively concentrate, how to visualise whatever you want, and how to meditate whenever you choose, rather than having to wait for the 'right mood.'
In these chapters you will find sane, practical advice on how to lead not the life of a dreamer but the life of a practical, modern, competent person who has the added advantage of being an aspiring mystic as well. This is a valuable “how-to” guide for applying mystical principles in improving your life. Practical Mysticism has universal appeal because, as the author points out, during his many years of answering correspondence about Rosicrucian teachings he came to realise that his answers and comments were relevant not only to students of mysticism, but to everyone seeking to better their lives.