AnonymousDeleted UserOctober 9, 2020 at 8:47 pm
Chuck, thank you for sharing this. I got deeply involved in charismatic and Pentecostal churches from around 16 years old until about 35. I experienced my fair share of spiritual abuse and narcissism from leadership. Because of this, I’ve found reconnecting with mysticism to be very difficult. So much of how I understand mystical experiences – well all of my understanding – comes from these same charismatic and Pentecostal churches. Exploring contemplative spirituality and mysticism in this space feels safe. I am open to learn and re-learn.