The human soul is a dwelling place of God for those who keep it unlocked and swept. This belief in an intimate bond between God and humankind was beautifully expressed by the mysterious woman named Julian who lived in a hermitage attached to Norwich cathedral. Julian’s Showings, which continue to be read and cherished five hundred years after her death, recount mystical revelations that came to her as she recovered from illness. These affirm the fundamental goodness of creation. While our souls are weak and prone to sin, they also reflect God’s own being; even our sensuality and earthly existence are charged with divine life. The sections of ‘Showings that make up this volume are taken from the best-selling translation of Edmund Colledge and James Walsh.