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Being Still : Reflections on an Ancient Mystical Tradition - Jean-Yves LeLoup

Being Still

Reflections on an Ancient Mystical Tradition

By: Jean-Yves LeLoup, M S Laird (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st May 2003
ISBN: 9780809141777
Number Of Pages: 141

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For more than fifteen hundred years, Christianity has cultivated a rich and varied teaching on the practice of stillness and inner calm. Here we can find answers to the contemporary psychological struggle for inner peace.

In a fresh and engaging reading of this ancient contemplative spirituality, Jean-Yves Leloup explores the writings of many spiritual masters from across the centuries. In particular he focuses on the Desert Fathers, the fourth-century monk Evagrius, St. John Cassian, and the anonymous 19th-century author of The Way of the Pilgrim. Drawn from the experience of the monasteries of Sinai and Mount Athos, here is a clear and practical presentation of the spiritual art of arts: stillness in the face of interior pain and confusion.

Introductionp. vii
The Way of Hesychastic Prayer According to Father Seraphimp. 1
Arsenius, or the Beginning of Hesychasmp. 13
The Purification of Thoughts according to Evagrius Ponticusp. 28
A Hesychast in the West: St John Cassianp. 43
Apophasis and Fatherhood in Early Christianity and in Hesychasmp. 55
The Way of the Pilgrimp. 72
The Invocation of the Name in Three Great Spiritual Traditionsp. 86
The Invocation of the Name in Christianityp. 102
Praying with all the Sensesp. 133
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ISBN: 9780809141777
ISBN-10: 0809141779
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 141
Published: 1st May 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.02  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.2

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