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- Mysticism: Its True Nature and Value; With a Translation of the “Mystical Theology” of Dionysius, and of the Letters to Caius and Dorotheus (1, 2, and 5), 2nd edition, with introduction and appendices, by A.B. Sharpe (London, Edinburgh: Sands & Company; St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder). With 1910 Imprimi Potest. May be read online, and available in various formats (pdf, epub, kindle/mobi, etc.), at Internet Archive, with a second copy [that is missing its title and copyright pages] at Internet Archive and Open Library. It may also be read online and downloaded in pdf format at Forgotten Books, with some pages unavailable for non-members.
- What appears to be the 1st edition of the work (London, Edinburgh: Sands & Company; St. Louis, Mo.: B. Herder) may be read online (on this page) at the Jacques Maritain Center, with another copy (on this page) at a second webpage of the Jacques Maritain Center. It is also available in various formats at Internet Archive and Open Library, with a second copy at Internet Archive and Open Library, and a third copy at Internet Archive.
- [N.B., The 1st and 2nd editions are chiefly distinguished by the fact that the latter contains an Introduction to the conception of mysticism and an Appendix on the reality of mysticism.]
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“There is a man I know who was carried out of himself in Christ, fourteen years since; was his spirit in his body? I cannot tell. Was it apart from his body? I cannot tell; God knows. This man, at least, was carried up into the third heaven. I can only tell you that this man, with his spirit in his body, or with his spirit apart from his body, God knows which, not I, was carried up into Paradise, and heard mysteries which man is not allowed to utter.” (II Corinthians xii, 2-4)