And to all poets coming after, these two lovers have been types of romantic and mystic
love between man and woman.
But some one, perhaps it was Robert, thought of a bath at that mystic
hour and under that mystic
He raises physical nature to the level of human thought, giving it thereby a mystic
power and expression; he subdues man to the level of nature, but gives him therewith a certain breadth and vastness and solemnity.
Is there no leech here who can tell us the ingredients of this mystic unguent?''
The first class set forth, that Rebecca was heard to mutter to herself in an unknown tongue that the songs she sung by fits were of a strangely sweet sound, which made the ears of the hearer tingle, and his heart throb that she spoke at times to herself, and seemed to look upward for a reply that her garments were of a strange and mystic form, unlike those of women of good repute that she had rings impressed with cabalistical devices, and that strange characters were broidered on her veil.
And still, whether it was dark or whether it was light, the figure of the child floated on before me in its changeless and mystic
She uses two medieval women mystics
as models: Benedictine abbess Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) and Beguine Hadewijch of Brabant (mid-13th century).
We should not see these writers simply as precursors of Saint Teresa of Avila, even though both groups, the mystics
and the earlier, more traditional, intellectual writers, constitute her textual "foremothers." Though Saint Teresa has always been canonical, many now see her as profoundly modern, and this revival has increased interest in preceding women (religious) writers.
Packing for the women's retreat was easy: a sweatshirt, a bottle of wine, Mint Milano cookies and 12 books on mystics
. I even brought a Hildegarde of Bingen CD.
"Do you have a recommendation for a text?" she asked just weeks before Visions of God: Four Medieval Mystics
and Their Writings, by Karen Armstrong (Bantam, 228 pages, $10.95 paperback) arrived.
Elena Delle Donne scored 25 points and hit three of Washington's Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)-record 18 three-pointers in the Mystics
' 107-68 victory over the Indiana Fever on Sunday.
ATLANTA -- The Washington Mystics
decided to keep Elena Delle Donne in the post and see how the Atlanta Dream would adjust.