A perennial problem for spiritual traditions of all sorts is dualism—either a positing of a false distance between the Divine and the created or a rejection of creation and the human body. Many contemporary spiritual seekers have sensed this problem and sought to remedy it through myriad solutions drawn from various spiritual traditions and secular wisdom, both Eastern and Western.
Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam, explores Christianity’s contribution to the discussion. He offers a revisioning and rearticulation of this teaching, based on the prophetic seminal work of Bede Griffiths, toward a practical and integral spirituality that reverences all aspects of our being human—spirit, soul, and body.
|Publisher:||Liturgical Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.37(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.43(d)|
About the Author
Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam, is a monk of New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California, where he currently serves as prior of the community. An internationally known performer, recording artist, and composer, he has numerous collections of original sacred, world, and liturgical music to his credit. A student of the world’s spiritual traditions, Consiglio has offered retreats and conferences around the world and authored articles for several books and periodicals. He is the author of Prayer in the Cave of the Heart: The Universal Call to Contemplation, published by Liturgical Press.
Table of Contents
1 The Problem of Dualism 7
2 Axial Consciousness and the Darshanas 16
3 Aurobindo, Teilhard, and the Second Axial Consciousness 32
4 Incarnational Theology 44
5 Bede Griffiths's New Vision of Reality 65
6 A New Asceticism 82
7 Sister Earth, Our Mother 99
8 Awaken and Surrender! 116
9 Map of the Inscape, the Soul 133
10 Spirit: The Fine Point of the Soul 155
Conclusion: The End Is Not the End 177