I am no novice when it comes to all the forms of spiritual discipline that Richard Forester outlined decades ago in his Celebration of Discipline. But, the way I see pop spirituality going these days, it’s a useless exercise in vanity. “Nothing is New under the Sun” – Ecclesiastes 1.9 Now, I’ve experimented and mastered a whole lot more of the techniques and special methods than Forester Discusses or promotes. Right now, there is a fad of Contemplative prayer, before that it was the Jesus Prayer (Hesychasm in Greek), and ever since the people of Israel returned from Babylon there […]
Contemplative Prayer is both a dangerous and a useful spiritual practice if the typical pitfalls are avoided. The main thing about it is to remember that no matter what, the imagination still slips in. It’s worth taking some time to contemplate contemplation. Practical guidelines and walk-through included.