NEW Critical Questions in Christian Contemplative Practice
The Readings below come from the
following two online books:
From St. John of the Cross to Us: The Story of a 400 Year Long Misunderstanding and What it Means for the Future of Christian Mysticism Complete Book Online
St. John of the Cross and Dr. C.G. Jung: Christian Mysticism in the Light of Jungian Psychology Complete Book Online
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Dreaming of a Spiritual Community?
Wisdom and St. Louis de MontfortEssay
Lost Treasures: 17th Century Mystical Texts
Lost Treasures: John of the Cross in Mexico
Sayings of St. Teresa of Avila on the Beginning of Infused Contemplation, compiled by Joseph Patchett, OCDS
James Cowan on John of the Cross
An Interview with James Cowan, Australian Novelist and Poet, about his new book on St. Anthony
Climbing Mount Toubkal by James Cowan
Modern Attempts to Renew the Life of Prayer and Contemplation
Questions at the Heart of the Renewal of
Christian Mysticism:A Survey
Christian Contemplation Today: Reading
Christian Spirituality in the 21st Century: Essay
Questions about Centering Prayer: Discussion
Questions about Centering Prayer II:Discussion
Visit the Shalomplace Discussion on Centering Prayer
Thomas Keating and Ruth Burrows: Reading
Silence and Stillness in Prayer: The Message of Dom John Main by Paul Harris: Essay
The Charismatic Movement: Reading
An Open Letter to Catholic Charismatics: Discussion
Faith, Darkness and the Life of Prayer
A Psychological Dark Night: Reading
The Way of Faith: Reading
Darkness and the Life of Prayer: Essay
Is it Depression, or is it the
Loss of the Affective Ego Leading to Spiritual Gain?
Dark Nights, Depression and the Loss of the Affective Ego: Discussion
Spiritual Experiences and Their Dangers
Extraordinary Experiences: Essay
Contemplative Questions: Discussion
A Spiritual Odyssey: A Story
A Cautionary Note on Seeking Experiences
Psychic Energy andContemplation: Reading
Spiritual Direction: A Contemporary Experience, and an Interview with Don Bisson
Beginners and Contemplatives: Reading
A Healing Ministry - Nancy Lane: A Story
Psychological Types and Spiritual Direction: Reading
Spiritual Direction, Community and Type: Reading
Christian Contemplation and Eastern Enlightenment. See: East-West Contemplative Dialogue
The Life of Prayer and Contemplation, and Lifestyle
Amour Fou: Sex, Marriage and Contemplation: Essay
Two Secrets That Can Transform
Your Marriage: Essay
Back Issues of the Christian Prayer and Contemplation Forum. (We have stopped publishing a print version of the Forum Newsletter and we are putting online new contributions as they come in.)
Links and Resources
Spiral bound manuscript (2004), 200 pages
An excerpt from the introduction to the book:
"This book is an account of my spiritual journey from birth to seventeen. Since my book The Path to No-Self, begins at age seventeen, the present book covers the earlier years and my initial steps in the contemplative path. The purpose of this writing is both to give this background and give witness to God’s work in a single soul. Since God is at work in every soul, it is up to each of us to give our own account, no one else can do this for us."
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Spiral bound manuscript (2007), 179 pages
The Spiritual Journey Recapitulates the History of Religion ○ Cessation of Self ○ Nonduality ○ Mystical Theology and No-Self ○ Image and Likeness ○ Apatheia ○ Means-End ○ The Ox Herding Pictures ○ The Eucharist, A Christian Path ○ "What is Self?" - a Research Paper ○ Christ as the Definition of "Non-duality"
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Spiral-bound manuscript (2008), 122 pages
Bernadette addresses erroneous interpretations of her work by three authors: A.H. Almaas, James Marion and Jim Arraj. Also included: "A Case of Plagiarism".
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