Preparation for great light: Recollections of a Christian Mystic.

By Clint Sabom

A spiritual memoir about waking up.

Macchu Picchu, January, 2017. 

Macchu Picchu, January, 2017. 

IN 1997, Clint Sabom broke out into a series of ecstatic raptures....and that was just the beginning...


What Others Are Saying About Preparation For Great Light:

"The book is honest, raw, revealing, forgiving and offers encouragement to the fallable seeker. A wonderful read that swings from easy spacious prose to intense stream of consciousness journaling - the writer holds nothing back and takes us for a deeply meaningful ride."

-Rabbi Ben Shalva, author of Spiritual Cross-Training and Ambition Addiction

"What I liked most about the book is that Sabom wrestles with the creative tension that exists between the monastery and the world. For example, what is the relationships of contemplative practices such as yoga and centering prayer to the traditional prayer and vespers services of the monastery with their hymns and scripture readings that echo through the centuries? I also appreciate how Sabom directly engages the major pulls on our souls such as our deep yearning for God and our mortality."

Dr. Amos Smith, author of Healing The Divide

"MIghty fine work, cowboy! So few ever reach the place of understanding that Clint has here. Fewer still avoid the label of crazy by those who know them. This Graveyard Cowboy brings us his journey, so that we can learn from him, and take our own. Are y'all ready?"

-Paul Bishop




other Writings of clint sabom:

Bunuel And Surrealism: The Changing Manifestations. This was originally an academic paper that won first place at the academic Conference of The Americas in 2012. It has been edited and shortened and posted on Surrealism Today.  

5 Reasons Fox Should Renew The Exorcist, One of the Fall's Most Underrated Series, Paste Magazine, 12/14/2016. I thought the first series of the show was well done. Since the time of my article, the series has been renewed.

The Blue, Tulane Review, (p. 17),  Summer, 2011.

Exposition Of The "missing" parts of St. John of The Cross's Dark Night of The Soul. This article explores the state-stage transitions in the poem that is the basis for the seminal works of St. John Of The Cross.