Traditions of Mysticism Before the Middle Ages

 

Jewish Mysticism

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Greek Mysticism

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Christian Mysticism

 

Ezekiel

 

Pythagoras

  

apocalyptic writings

 

Parmenides

  

Hekhelot (throne, palace) mysticism

 

Plato

  

Merkavah (chariot, ascent) mysticism

 

Mystery Religions

  
 

Philo

  

Paul

  

Plotinus

Origen

 
  

Porphyry

 

Ignatius

  

Proclus

Irenaeus

Polycarp

   

Clement of Alexandria

Tertullian

   

Cappadocians (Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa)

 
   

Augustine

 

Kabbalah

    
   

Pseudo-Dionysius

 
   

John Scotus Eriugena