The Other Side of Silence: Meditation for the Twenty-First Century


This is a completely revised and updated edition of Morton Kelsey's The Other Side of Silence, a classic primer on the art and science of Christian meditation.
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This is a completely revised and updated edition of Morton Kelsey's The Other Side of Silence, a classic primer on the art and science of Christian meditation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809137008
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,262,698
  • Product dimensions: 5.93 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Encountering the Divine 9
2 Intimacy, Art, and Meditation 20
3 The Climate of Meditation 39
4 The Spiritual World as the Soul's Soil 42
5 Cracking the Husk: Humankind's Need for the Holy 56
6 To Whom Do We Pray? 76
7 The Creative Power of Love 83
8 A Word of Warning and Encouragement 92
9 Time 107
10 Silence: Recovering the Spiritual Way 120
11 Aids in the Practice of Silence 139
12 Silence, Mysticism, and Religious Experience 159
13 Exploring the Nature of the Spiritual World 205
14 Developing Imagination: Stepping into the Spiritual Dimension of Reality 224
15 A Checklist for the Venture Inward 241
16 Putting Imagination to Work 262
17 Windows Inward 301
Notes 382
Selected Spirituality Bibliography 392
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2005

    Christian Meditation - there IS such a thing.

    This book gets down to the nitty gritty of having a personal relationship with God. It was a rather difficult read for me though. It was originally used as a graduate level thelogoy text book some years ago at Notre Dame, and consequently reads like one. As a child it was thought that Morton Kelsey was retarded but one day in school one of his teachers realized that he was a genius. Ever since they stopped treating him like he was retarded and started treating him like a genius, he became one. Many people dabble in Eastern religions to find that sense of one-ness with the creator. This book teaches you how to shut up long enough to hear that God is screaming in our ears trying to get our attenttion. It takes practice but is very effective and powerful once mastered. If you're searching, if you're trying to find something to believe in, try this book. But be careful, it is an extremely overwhelming experience the first time you realize that God is sitting in the room next to you and you can speak to Him directly. If you can't stand the heat (bad pun, I know) stay out of the kitchen.

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