From Wikipedia on Bonaventure (1221 - 1274), a Franciscan;, Thomas Aquinas 
(1225 - 1274), Dominican; and Roger Bacon (1214 - ?) Franciscan:
 In philosophy Bonaventure presents a marked contrast to his contemporaries, 
Roger Bacon and Thomas Aquinas. While these may be taken as representing, 
respectively, physical science yet in its infancy, and Aristotelian scholasticism in its most perfect form, 
he presents the mystical and Platonizing 
mode of speculation that had already, to some extent, found expression in Hugo and Richard of St. Victor, and in Bernard of 
Clairvaux To him, the 
purely intellectual element, though never absent, is of inferior interest when 
compared with the living power of the affections or the heart,"

 Thus, in this century we have the incipient separation between 1. Mysticism 
(Bonaventure), 2. Bacon (empiricism), and 3. Aquinas (Aristotelian 
scholasticism.  Although in the case of Aquinas, we have an individual who 
basically had a two-part history: the first, that of an amazing intellectual 
genius,; and second, an equally amazing mystic, devotee of Jesus, and a 
 The above 3 threads of evolution can be extended to the time of Luther, who 
introduced a distinct fourth trend since he was not a. highly intellectual, b. 
not an empiricist, and c. definitely not a mystic. (Salvation by Faith alone, 
not of works).

 The mystical element by the time of George Fox can be further bifurcated into 
pure Transcendentalism (Fox, imo); vs contemplative mysticism (various Catholic 
Saints).  Due to repression by the Catholic Church and the grip of religious 
dogma, the latter trend has more or less fizzled out, with Padre Pio (died 
1968) possibly  the last of the dualistic Catholic mystics). 
 But the work of Fox remains in countless multitudes of "Spiritual but not 
religious", either operating and evolving independently, or coalescing around 
Gurus like MMY, Ammachi, Eckhart Tolle.

 Among the many Gurus on the scend, those in turn can be classified as pure 
Transcendentalists (e.g. Tolle, Ramana Maharshi), who on some level can be 
labeled Shaivites, vs the Shakta school exemplified by Ammachi.  Guru Dev was 
more in the Shakta or Divine Mother School.

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