Yoga and the Jesus Prayer

Yoga and the Jesus Prayer

by Thomas Matus
     
 

Thomas Matus compares the yogic realization described by the Tantric Yogis of Hinduism and Buddhism with the personal testimony of a great Eastern Christian mystic, Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022). The convergence of their narratives in a shared symbolic language points to an 'analogy of experience' between them. On the basis of this analogy, Matus suggests

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Thomas Matus compares the yogic realization described by the Tantric Yogis of Hinduism and Buddhism with the personal testimony of a great Eastern Christian mystic, Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022). The convergence of their narratives in a shared symbolic language points to an 'analogy of experience' between them. On the basis of this analogy, Matus suggests that the awakening of hidden energies in the body - the 'kundalini experience' - can be understood as a fulfillment of the life of faith in Jesus. In this revised edition of his pioneering study of 1984, Matus goes beyond a purely theoretical reflection and offers both an account of his own experience as a Christian yogi and a clear description of the yogic rites and techniques into which he was initiated more than fifty years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846942853
Publisher:
Christian Alternative
Publication date:
05/16/2010
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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