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I can address general questions specifically about Christian mysticism, and more specific questions about writers and their writings, spiritual formation and direction, and how Christian mysticism "fits" within the Christian view. Further, I can draw connections and illustrate commonalities among Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Zen spiritualities. I am not an expert on and will not answer questions about other forms of mysticism, or the occult. If your question has to do with Christian mysticism, I'll be happy to respond.

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I have an MS in Ministry, and an Masters of Counseling in Marriage and Family Therapy, have provided spiritual direction for more than ten years, am a member of our local spiritual directors group, have an extensive library of Christian writings on spirituality and mysticism, and have provided pastoral care for Christians and non-Christians, also for more than ten years.


Our local Spiritual Directors group A local congregation


MS, Ministry MC, Marriage and Family Therapy Have read and studied extensively Christian mystics and spiritual formation. My library probably has a couple hundred books on just this topic.

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2015-07-06 blood:

Good observation.    The life and death of Jesus gives life to people in two ways.    First, they corrected the infidelity of Adam, so that mankind could rewritten to God. People are seen or accepted as

2015-07-06 evil:

OK, not a problem.    The two are equivalent when speaking of the devil or evil one.    Satan (or adversary/accuser), is an adversary against people, not against Lucifer.    Lucifer and Satan are the same

2015-07-05 evil:

Hi, Jennifer    Here's the short answer: practically speaking, they are the same. Satan is more properly a title, meaning adversary or by extension, accuser.    Lucifer is often considered the name of

2015-06-26 blood:

Hi Jennifer, thanks for writing.    Within Christianity blood represents life, and thus cleansing from sin. It is based in the Jewish sacrificial ritual in which the blood of the animal, or the animals

2015-04-14 i think there's something severly wrong with me:

Ana    Thank you for writing.    While we humans may assign colors to various things, no spiritual being has a claim to any set of colors, even if their followers may claim them. Red and black are also


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