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The Contemplative Journey, Volume 1

Contemplation and Transformation from Christianity's Mystical Tradition

The Contemplative Journey, Volume 1

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In the darkest hour of the darkest age, Christian monks developed a meditation tradition unique in the Western world. A 14th-century author described their profound mystical experience as entering the cloud of unknowing. Yet during the 500 years after this great monastic flowering, this precious tradition and the direct path to union with God it described was virtually lost.

For decades Father Thomas Keating, together with other monks, examined this great question: Could anyone enter the cloud of unknowing through a prayer practice specifically created to attain it? Keating reached back in time for clues about the prayer forms of the Christian mystics. He synthesized his work into a Centering Prayer method that has helped thousands of seekers travel the contemplative path to divine union.

From infancy, Father Keating teaches, we accumulate emotional layers, or programs, as a result of traumatic experiences. The practice of Centering Prayer engages directly with the unconscious and loosens old traumas that hinder your spiritual development. This form of divine therapy draws from a contemplative method that has brought profound inner transformation into the lives of thousands of practitioners.

The Contemplative Journey is Father Thomas Keating's great masterwork: a complete curriculum devoted to a Christian path for achieving the still point of resting in God.

Learn More About:

  • The complete history, theory, and daily practice of Centering Prayer
  • What the medieval saints knew about resting in God
  • The sacred word that revitalizes your prayers
  • How to heal the irrational drives that can sabotage your spiritual growth
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Review for The Contemplative Journey, Volume 1 Review by Janet B
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Father Keating presents a wealth of understanding in a very accessible way.

(Posted on 7/8/2014)

Review for The Contemplative Journey, Volume 1 Review by billy d
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I have reallly enjoyed what I've listened to so far. still a little challenging to work the app to listen on ipad/iphone but I ussually figure it out. YOur coustomer service is excellent!
Much appreciation!

(Posted on 7/7/2014)

Review for The Contemplative Journey, Volume 1 Review by Julie S
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Really good. Really good for anyone raised Catholic, although not intended just for Catholics or even Christians, in my opinion. And that's what I really like about it.

(Posted on 7/17/2013)

Review for The Contemplative Journey, Volume 1 Review by joan kedziora
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this will add to anyones life journey in a nonthreatening deeply soulful heartfelt way

(Posted on 4/28/2012)

Review for The Contemplative Journey, Volume 1 Review by Theresa ONeil
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wonderful information-- just what i needed at the time. there are good tools and insights in this session and Father Keating is a pleasure to listen to. As a Christian Yogi, this resonated with me at just the right time.

(Posted on 2/27/2012)

Review for The Contemplative Journey, Volume 1 Review by Klara Rice
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I thoroughly enjoy listening to Fr Keating. Looking forward to getting part 2 of the series. It is more like a series of lectures by him than a cohesive course. However, I really have no complaint.

(Posted on 2/3/2012)

Review for The Contemplative Journey, Volume 1 Review by martin kennelly
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Excellent. Wish the vidios could be available as a separate item.

(Posted on 12/25/2011)

Review for The Contemplative Journey, Volume 1 Review by Anne Fitzharris
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I am so enriched by this book. I've been looking back into my childhood faith and Father Keating has been a wonderful, gentle guide.

(Posted on 11/23/2011)

Review for The Contemplative Journey, Volume 1 Review by Alan Reese
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Fr Keating is a wise and insightful guide to those who seek to find the living core of the Christian contemplative tradition. His openness to the insights of psychology and respect for the wisdom traditions of other traditions are evident in these presentations.

(Posted on 11/4/2011)

Review for The Contemplative Journey, Volume 1 Review by david raynal
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Perhaps one of the clearest and deepest descriptions of why prayer is an essential aspect of being Christian. Yet in my experience Fr. Keating explains how The Contemplative Journey is the Human Journey. With humor, compassion and a special gift for story telling this collection of 24 CD's is life changing and could be listened to many times over many years as they are timeless and continually transformational.

(Posted on 5/4/2011)

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CD

Contents 12 CDs (645 minutes); 1 Study guide (31 pages)
Date Published March 31, 2005
ISBN-10 1-59179-335-1
ISBN-13 978-1-59179-335-9
Dimensions 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Product Code af00942d

Audio Download

Contents 1 Audio download (10 hours, 45 minutes)
Filetypes M4B, MP3, PDF, ZIP
Date Published March 31, 2005
ISBN-10 1-60407-034-X
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-034-7
Product Code af00942w