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The Contemplative Journey, Volume 1

Contemplation and Transformation from Christianity's Mystical Tradition
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Achieve divine union with God using Centering Prayer on part one of this complete course.
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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.

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  • 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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Contents Audio Download (10 hours, 45 minutes)
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Product Code AF00942W
ISBN Number 978-1-60407-034-7
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Father Thomas Keating

About Father Thomas Keating

Father Thomas Keating draws from over 60 years of study and prayer as a Trappist monk in sharing the wisdom of 20 centuries of the contemplative Christian tradition. One of the principal architects of the contemplative Christian prayer movement, Father Keating co-founded the Snowmass Interreligious Conference and Contemplative Outreach, Ltd., and is author of many books, including Open Mind, Open Heart.


Listen to Tami Simon's in-depth audio podcast interviews with Father Thomas Keating:
Inviting the Presence of the Divine »
Inviting the Presence of the Divine, Part One »
Inviting the Presence of the Divine, Part Two »

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Reviewed by Janet B.
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Father Keating presents a wealth of understanding in a very accessible way.

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Reviewed 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!

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Reviewed 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.

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Reviewed by joan k.
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this will add to anyones life journey in a nonthreatening deeply soulful heartfelt way

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Reviewed by Theresa O.
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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.

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