Write a 2 page essay on Mechthild of Magdeburg.Download file to see previous pages… Mysticism is the experiential core of spirituality, contrasted with religion, which is an organized assembly of ri

Write a 2 page essay on Mechthild of Magdeburg.

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Mysticism is the experiential core of spirituality, contrasted with religion, which is an organized assembly of rituals…” Mechthild’s level of spirituality is god-ordained. With this perspective, she is eminently suited to tread the path of spirituality. She gives up the secular comforts with the intention to become a Beguine at Mageleburg in 1230. She is trained in spirituality by Dominicans, who excel in austerities, engage in extensive prayers and hard mortification. She has profound divine experiences often, and she is totally free from the secular confusions and her inner self is one with Divinity. In 1270 she associates with Cistercian nuns at Helfta, and continues with them for the rest of her life. She has written a great book that contains the details of her inner experiences and visions. The name of the book, as ordained by God is “Light of my divinity, flowing into all hearts that live without guile”. Mechthild begins writing it in 1250 and completes the 6th volume at Magdeburg in 1264.She adds the 7th volume at Helfta. That Mechthild, one of the greatest medieval mystic, was marginalized in her times by a male-dominated Western Culture was true. Women were marginalized in all sections of the society and spirituality was no exception. Carol L.

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