Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ

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"Galvanizing, beautifully written . . . a powerful expression of faith in the transforming power of Christ's love." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Son of Man is Andrew Harvey's most basic statement on Christ, and it has already become a treasured work to readers interested in Christian mysticism. For the first time in any of his books, Harvey provides spiritual exercises—centuries-old rites previously available only to a few—that allow the reader direct experience with the mystical Christ. Son of Man also ...

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Overview

"Galvanizing, beautifully written . . . a powerful expression of faith in the transforming power of Christ's love." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) Son of Man is Andrew Harvey's most basic statement on Christ, and it has already become a treasured work to readers interested in Christian mysticism. For the first time in any of his books, Harvey provides spiritual exercises—centuries-old rites previously available only to a few—that allow the reader direct experience with the mystical Christ. Son of Man also includes an easily accessible section of classic readings and meditations on the nature of Christ, making it the comprehensive experience in the Christ of the new millennium.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874779929
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 673,998
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, mystical scholar, seeker, and teacher. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Son of Man, The Direct Path, Hidden Journey, The Way of Passion, The Return of the Mother, and A Journey in Ladakh.

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Table of Contents

Preface A Vision Part One: The Historical Christ Introduction The Historical Jesus and His Message of the Kingdom Jesus and the Family Jesus and Women Jesus and the Rich Jesus and Power Jesus and Religion Jesus and His Disciples Jesus as Political Revolutionary The End and the New Beginning Part Two: The Mystical Christ Introduction The Eight Thresholds and Mysteries
The Map
Purgation Illumination Union Birthing Part Three: Christ and the Sacred Feminine Introduction Jesus' Life, Teachings, Mission and the Divine Feminine Gnostic Gospels and the Sacred Feminine Jesus the Mother Jesus and Mary
Five Approaches to Mary's Mystic Motherhood
The Historical Mary and Her Message in the Magnificat The Woman Clothed with the Sun: Apparitions of the Cosmic Mary Learning from the Vision of the Mother in Other Mystical Traditions Mary as Queen of the Sacrament of Cana Mary as the Black Madonna
3. Prayers for the Soul
Prayers for New Life Happiness Prayers for Depression Prayer for the Higher Self Clearing Up the Past Washing Us Clean Prayer for Faith Filling the Emptiness Group Prayer for God's Presence
4. Prayers for the Body
Gratitude for the Body Prayers for Healing Prayer for a Partner's Healing Addictions Age Death Prayer for a Peaceful Death Prayer for the Dead Part Four: The Direct Path to Christ: Practices and Meditations Introduction
Section I: Twelve Sacred Practices
1. Saying a Mantra
2. Saying the Name of Jesus in the Heart
3. Saying the Jesus Prayer
4. The Practice of Centering Prayer
5. The Practice of Inner Conversation with Christ (or Mental Prayer)
6. Saying the Our Father
7. The Practice of the Sacred Heart
8. A Heart Practice
9. The Rosary: Practicing the Presence of the Mother
10. The Practice of the Presence of the Mother, by Performing All Our Actions with Mary, in Mary, through Mary, and for Mary
11. The Practice of Giving and Taking
12. Birthing the Divine Child in the Mother
Section II: Thirty-one Meditations on the Mythical Christ
About the Photographs

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