That's kind of the point of the book. She is trying to bring mysticism down to 
Earth, as it were. She wants to show that not only monks can do it.

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, <billsm...@...> wrote:
>
> DP,
> 
> I haven't heard of this book, but it does sound interesting.
> 
> I don't, however, associate mysticism with zen, or with `seeing the world as
> it is' (which I do associate with zen).  How could anyone call that
> mysticism?  Or with spiritualism as so many are wont to do?
> 
> …Bill!
> 
> From: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com [mailto:zen_fo...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
> Of DP
> Sent: Monday, September 06, 2010 9:22 PM
> To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [Zen] Practical Mysticism - Evelyn Underhill
> 
>   
> I recently downloaded this ebook from a public domain site (the book is
> nearly 100 year old) and I have to say I'm very impressed with it. Underhill
> was an ANglo-Catholic, but her main focus is on how anyone can appreciate
> the mysticism of everyday life by seeing the world as it is, without
> categorization. I think this sounds very Zen, and I wonder if anyone else
> had read it.
> 
> 
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