Carl McColman

is creating contemplative and mystical writing (poetry and prose).
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I'm writing a series of meditations on the mystical dimension of  Christianity. Read them as they are written.

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About Carl McColman

Hello friends!

Mysticism is the antidote to fundamentalism. I'm not the first to say it, but I sure do believe it.

I also believe mysticism is the foundation of healthy spirituality, characterized by love, hope, optimism, and mercy.

Mysticism — including the core spiritual practice of contemplation — inspires creativity and the quest for peace and social justice. It is a key to a meaningful and joyful life.

Through my blog, my books, and my poetry, I seek to share the wisdom of the great mystics with readers like you.

When you become a patron of my writing, you become part of a circle of contemplatives who join me in my hope to introduce as many people as possible to the wisdom of the mystics.

I hope you will join with me on the mission to share the message of the mystics with everyone who seeks a deeper spirituality in our time.

Your pledge — starting at just $1 a month — makes it possible for me to keep writing and to keep creating new content inspired by the mystics. Depending on the level of your support, you can receive never-before-published poetry, meditations, and other writing, giving you advance access to my work as it unfolds.

Please make your pledge today — and thank you!

Yours on the journey,


P.S. I understand that not everyone has time to read everything I write. But think about this: every blog post is a new opportunity for someone to discover the wisdom the Christian mystics and the beauty of contemplative spirituality for the first time. When you become a patron of my blog, you are helping others to find the beauty of mystical, contemplative Christianity.
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Support at this level will enable me, once a month, to produce and upload to Youtube and/or Vimeo a short video on a topic relevant to Christian mysticism and contemplative spirituality.
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