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SPIRITUALITY / MYSTICISM
Meister Eckhart was a 13th-century mystic, prophet, feminist, declared heretic, and an early advocate of creation-centered spirituality. This tradition affirms humanity’s potential to act divinely, and it embraces life--living and dying, growing old and sinning, groaning and celebrating--as the creative energy of God in motion. For Eckhart, to be spiritual is to be awake and alive; creation itself was for him the primary sacrament that begins from “the spring of life” or the heart.
Eckhart’s pathway and that of the creation tradition is a simple way. It demands no gurus, no fanciful methods, no protracted exercises or retreats. This is why he called it a “wayless way” that is available to everyone, and why he points out that the person “who has found this way needs no other.”
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MATTHEW FOX is the author of fifteen books, including Breakthrough: Meister Eckhart’s Creation Spirituality in New Translation; Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality; and The Coming of the Cosmic Christ. He is Founding Director of the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California where he also makes his home.