Mysticism & Spirituality (Opera Omnia I.1)
By: Raimon Panikkar
OPERA OMNIA, VOLUME 1, PART 1
First in a 12-volume series encompassing the works of the celebrated religious scholar.
The English-language first volume of Raimon Panikkar's Opera Omnia addresses the most important theme of Panikkar's life and the "indispensable hermeneutical key" to his published writings: mysticism. Rather than restricting mysticism to the realm of the otherworldly or the rare, Panikkar links it to the experience of life which each of us enjoys, calling it "a free and spontaneous attitude welling up from the person's fullness." He also offers a philosophical reflection on the experience of mysticism from various perspectives in the East and West.
Raimon Panikkar (1918-2010) made pioneering contributions in the areas of interreligious dialogue, comparative theology, and the phenomenology of religion, while bridging different religions and cultures (Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism), and effecting insightful conversation between the so called sacred and secular worlds. These diverse contributions were tied together in a unifying vision he called his "cosmotheandric intuition," the deep interconnection of Divine, the Cosmic and the Human.