The Spiral Way by John Cordelier pseudonym of Evelyn Underhill
Publication: 1922 John M. Watkins Second Edition
Evelyn underhill, who wrote about mysticism in the beginning of her career, but later focused more on the spiritual life as lived by ordinary people. Underhill under the pseudonym John Cordelier, wrote The Spiral Way as a mystical religious look at the journey of the spirit. With chapters structured to parallel the Roman Catholic tradition of the Mysteries of the Rosary, Underhill relates the spiritual journey to the life of Christ. The book is subtitled Mediations Upon the Fifteen Mysteries of the Souls Ascent, and examines those mysteries in three phases. The Joyful Mysteries (the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity, the Presentation in the Temple, and the Child amongst the Doctors) examines the ascent of the soul. The Sorrowful Mysteries (the Agony in the Garden, the Scourging, the Crown of Thorns, the Bearing of the Cross, and the Crucifixion) expands upon the trials and the agony experienced along an often difficult path. The third phase, the Triumphant Mysteries (the Resurrection, the Ascension, the Coming of the Holy Spirit, the Assumption, and the Coronation) fulfills the promise of the souls glorious ascension of ultimate redemption.
Condition: publishers blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine, the scarce dust jacket is preserved in removable mylar covering with original price sticker to spine, binding is tight, pages clean, overall in Near Fine condition.