Each week the programme examines some of the larger questions of life by taking a spiritual theme and exploring it through music, prose and poetry.
Programme details: Sunday 4 June 2006
The Modern Mystic was presented by Mark Tully
The readers were David Holt and Emma Fielding.
Awakening from Words with the Shaman from Alchemy by David Sylvian.
An extract from The Wind in The Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Published by Gollancz. P 95-96. Music 2: Song of the Soul (in intimate communication and union with the love of God) Op. 78. composed by Edmund Rubbra. CD: Rubbra, on Chandos. Track 1.
An extract from Prophecy and Mysticism - the heart of the Postmodern Church by Mary Grey. Published by T & T Clark in 1997. p9-10.
Music 3: Night Comes In by Richard and Linda Thompson from the CD 'Pour Down Like Silver' on Carthage Records. Track 4.
An extract of The Devotional Poems of Mira Bai by AJ Alston and published by Molital Banardsidas. Poem 150. p 95.
Jerusalem by Hubert Parry. From the CD This Septred Isle. BBC CD. Track 11.
Reading 4: Hymn to Matter by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. From The Story of Christian Spirituality edited by Gordon Muriell (Lion).p 330
Music 5: Ragas in the Minor Scale by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass. From the CD Passages. Label: Private. Track 4.
Reading 5: Letters from Baron Von Hugel to a Niece by David Scott, from his collection of Selected Poems. P 17. Published by Bloodaxe.
Music 6: Spiegel Im Spiegel for piano and violin composed by Avro Part. From the CD Avro Part on the label black box.Track 11.