Touching the Divine brings to modern transformational readers the essence of the contemplative tradition. Emerging from the religious tradition of medieval Europe, this wisdom stresses a spiritual path based on simplicity, love, and personal experience of the divine. The path exemplified by the author of The Cloud of Unknowing and the monk known as Brother Lawrence is in sharp contrast to the dogma or pompous trappings often associated with organized religion.
Union with God is the passionate concern of practitioners of the contemplative life. Just as yogis of ancient India or Zen meditators of Japan discovered, the contemplatives of Europe found that this journey was a psychological as well as spiritual pursuit. The process involved stripping away all pretenses and personality manifestations to reveal the desired state of “naked Being.”
Touching the Divine shows us two remarkable models of the contemplative life, along with a method of prayer used for centuries by practitioners of the path.
*Includes a meditative CD
|Publisher:||Hay House, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.75(w) x 6.50(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Gay Hendricks is the author of more than 25 books dealing with personal and relationship transformation. He received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford University and taught for 21 years at the University of Colorado before founding The Hendricks Institute. He and his wife are also co-founders, along with Stephen Simon, of The Spiritual Cinema Circle.
James Twyman is the founder of The Beloved Community (www.belovedcommunity.org), a worldwide organization of people dedicated to peace and spiritual growth. He is widely known as the “Peace Troubador” because of his musical pilgrimages to trouble spots around the world. James is also the author and producer of movies such as Indigo and Into Me See.