Kyrie Contemplation & Contemplative Prayer

From earliest times, prayer at the contemplative level was seen as the Christian’s goal, what contemporary psychology calls the "transpersonal" level, where we enter into a deeper relationship with God. An analogy that explains the difference between the rational (calculative) and contemplative minds is the difference between the dreaming and the ‘awake’ state. In the ‘dream’ state we believe everything is real but when we awake we know otherwise. It is in awakening to the contemplative state that we recognise the limitations and distortions of the rational ‘awake’ mind.

CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER INDEX PAGES

CENTERING PRAYER

The Transformative Power of the Eucharist - Br. Elias Marechal, OCSO
A wonderful talk on the contemplative dimension of Eucharist (16/4/06)

Some quotes from the Cloud of Unknowing - (Dr.) Kerrie Hide (translation) 29/6/02

Are you called to contemplative prayer? - Rob Moore (28/2/02)
A quick test to help discern the call by God to contemplative prayer (cf. St John of the Cross for more on the Night of Senses and Night of the Spirit)

Contemplative prayer in the western tradition - Rob Moore (2/3/02)
A paper reflecting on the origins and rebirth of contemplative prayer in the western tradition in our times and for everyone.

LINKS

Fr Ernest Larkin O.Carm.Site (a wealth of articles) (15/8/02)

Resources for Christian Contemplation (23/7/02)

Date this page was last modified: 05/10/08

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