As I've mentioned before, one of my favourite radio programmes is Something Understood. It's a weekly half-hour themed medley of words, music and commentary on spiritual subjects. BBC Radio 4 broadcasts it on Sundays at 6.05, and it's then repeated later that night at 23.30. Yesterday's programme was called Mysticism And Resistance.
As it says on the programme's website: Mark Tully considers the link between mysticism and resistance. He tests Thomas Merton's suggestion that the monk is essentially someone who takes up a critical attitude to the world, and the German theologian Dorothee Soelle's insistence that authentic mystical experience always leads to resistance to the world as it exists now.