Madame Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717) was a French mystic, writer, and spiritual leader. She was born into a wealthy family and became a devout Christian at a young age. After the death of her husband, Madame Guyon devoted herself to a life of spiritual contemplation and writing, and became known for her teachings on the practice of silent prayer and inner spiritual union with God. Her works, including "A Short and Easy Method of Prayer" and "Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ," emphasized the importance of quieting the mind and heart in order to experience a deeper connection with God. She was imprisoned for several years for heresy by the Catholic Church, but her writings and teachings continued to influence the development of mystical spirituality in both Catholic and Protestant circles. Today, she is regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of Christian mysticism and is remembered as a Christian woman who was willing to pay any price to spread truth in a day and age when women were rarely given a voice.