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Mystic

Evelyn Underhill

Evelyn Underhill maintained that "mysticism, in its pure form, is the science of ultimates, the science of union with the Absolute, and nothing else, and that the mystic is the person who attains to this union."

Her own life vividly illustrates her own understanding.

Evelyn was born on 6 December 1875 into a well educated but not particularly religious, legal family and educated at King’s College, London. In her childhood and youth she herself was a nominal churchgoer, confirmed at 15. She ceased worshipping and became an agnostic. Then she gradually returned to belief in God and became a deeply committed worshipper.

Following a religious experience in 1907, which she referred to as her “conversion”, Evelyn began to study the writings of the mystics and gathered together material for her classic book, Mysticism (1911). This was the first of twenty books, in which she developed her central theme - the love of God.
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