Great Mystical Book Covers

Carl McColman | 2/17/2019 | Staff
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The other day I wrote a post about a dream I had back in the 1980s. I mentioned in that post that I used to shop at an old Catholic Bookstore that used to carry the old Image Books editions of the mystics.

That was back when you could buy a mass-market paperback edition of the writings of St. John of the Cross or St. Teresa of Ávila or Julian of Norwich for just a few dollars. Ah, the glory days of exploring the literature of the Christian mystics!

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I loved those old Image books, not only because they were inexpensive and easy to carry, but also because many of them had truly beautiful and distinctive cover designs.

Yes, yes, I know — “you can’t judge a book by its cover” — but whoever designed these book covers had an eye not only for interesting design, but also for finding distinctive ways to express something of the splendor and hiddenness of mysticism in a visual manner.

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So for today’s post I thought I would share a few of my favorite “mystical” book covers (and what I mean by...
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