This is the 20th anniversary edition of Continuum's best-selling spiritual classic, which has sold over half a million in the English language and has appeared in 10 foreign-language editions (Croatian, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesia, Italian, Korean, Polish, and Portuguese). The new edition consists of a substantial new preface, an expanded glossary, some changes in terminology, and a reordering of several chapters.
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About the Author
Father Thomas Keating is known throughout the world as an exponent, teacher, and writer on contemplative prayer. A Cistercian (Trappist) monk of St. Benedict's Monastery, Snowmass, Colorado, he is a founder of the Centering Prayer Movement and of Contemplative Outreach. He is the author of numerous books, particularly of the trilogy Open Mind, Open Heart; Invitation to Love; and The Mystery of Christ. Among his most recent books is The Daily Reader for Contemplative Living, compiled by S. Stephanie Iachetta.
Table of Contents
1. The History of Contemplative Prayer in the Christian Tradition 2. First Steps in Centering Prayer 3. The Sacred Word as Symbol 4. The Wanderings of the Imagination 5. The Birth of Spiritual Attentiveness 6. More Subtle Kinds of Thought 7. Unloading the Unconsciois 8. Summary of the Centering Prayer Method 9. The Intensive Centering Prayer Experience 10. What Contemplation Is Not 11. Dimensions of Contemplative Prayer 12. Methods of Extending the Effects of Centering Prayer into Daily Life 13. Guidelines for Christian Life, Growth and Transformation Appendices