For her entire life, Evelyn Underhill had struggled to explain and understand what
she could only call her mystical experiences. In this work she argues that spiritual
encounters do not belong exclusively to stories or to the past, but can happen to people
in their everyday lives. She writes with personal passion and rigorous scholarship
simultaneously, her exploration of mysticism formed by her background in Neo-Platonic
philosophy and Medieval Christian spirituality. Widely read during her day, people have
found her work moving and profound.