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This book is designed to initiate the reader into a deep, living relationship with God. Written by an acknowledged spiritual master, the book moves beyond "discursive meditation and particular acts to the intuitive level of contemplation." Keating gives an overview of the history of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition, and step-by-step guidance in the method of centering prayer. Special attention is paid to the role of the Sacred Word, Christian growth and transformation, and active prayer. The book ends with an explicit treatment of the contemplative dimension of the gospel. Open Mind, Open Heart will take readers into a world where God can do anything, into a realm of the greatest adventure—"Where one is open to the Infinite and hence to infinite possibilities."
|Prayer to the Holy Spirit||1|
|1||What Contemplation Is Not||5|
|2||Dimensions of Contemplative Prayer||13|
|3||The History of Contemplative Prayer in the Christian Tradition||19|
|4||First steps in Centering Prayer||33|
|5||The Sacred Word as Symbol||43|
|6||The Ordinary Kinds of Thoughts||53|
|7||The Birth of Spiritual Attentiveness||71|
|8||The More Subtle Kinds of Thoughts||81|
|9||The Unloading of the Unconscious||93|
|10||Summary of the Centering Prayer Method||109|
|11||The Intensive Centering Prayer Experience||117|
|12||Methods of Extending the Effects of Contemplative Prayer into Daily Life||123|
|13||Guidelines for Christian Life, Growth and Transformation||127|
|App||The Active Prayer||133|
|App||The Weekly Support Group||135|
|App||A Brief History||143|
Posted October 1, 2003
Excellent book of something old and yet so new. This is for anyone who desires a deeper union with God beyond reason and sense. A step into the Great Unknown, the Ultimate Reality.
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