Love is Stronger than Death: The Mystical Union of Two Souls

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Monkfish Book Publishing, 17.11.2014 - 248 Seiten

"Ablaze with passion for the one essential task of the monk: total inner transformation". —Brother David Stendl-Rast

"Libraries offering titles on mysticism, inner transformation, or dealing with grief will find this a unique and welcome addition."—Library Journal

This powerful book, written by an Episcopal priest, tells of her intense relationship with Brother Raphael Robin, a seventy-year-old Trappist monk and hermit. Both believed that a relationship can continue beyond this life, and here Cynthia Bourgeault describes her search for that connection before and after Robin's death. Bourgeault's previous books include The Wisdom Jesus and Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening.

 

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Nutzerbericht  - jlhowson - LibraryThing

This isn't your typical romance novel; in fact, I'm not sure how to categorize it. Love is Stronger than Death explores the relationship between a Episcopal Priest and buddhist monk, including the nature of relationship after death. Intriguing, but not for someone looking for a casual read. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - chicobico - LibraryThing

The practice of mysticism, in which a soul seeks communion and interior union with God, has a long, well-established tradition within the Christian faith. In the mid 20th century, George Gurdjieff and ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Inhalt

From Here to Eternity
1
The Road Not Taken
9
The Mystical Completion of Souls
15
The Compass Rose
31
The East Lesson
33
The North Lesson
41
The South Lesson
45
The West Lesson
53
The Vow
135
Love and Death
145
Working in the Wonders
149
The Mystery of Christ
159
A Wedding Sermon
171
The Books We Used
177
Further Reflections on the Body of Christ
182
A Note on Reincarnation
187

Wrestling With an Angel
59
The Body of Hope
69
Building Second Body
85
Rafe After Death
97
Do the Dead Grow?
109
Essence and Majesty
115
The Abler Soul
123
A Note on Sexuality
191
Chapter Notes
194
Afterword
205
Index
209
Permissions
214
About the A uthor
215
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Modern day mystic, Episcopal priest, writer, and internationally known retreat leader, Cynthia Bourgeault divides her time between solitude at her seaside hermitage in Maine, and a demanding schedule traveling globally to teach and spread the recovery of the Christian contemplative and Wisdom path. She is the founding Director of both The Contemplative Society and the Aspen Wisdom School.

Cynthia is the author of eight books: The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three, The Meaning of Mary Magdalene, The Wisdom Jesus, Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, Mystical Hope, The Wisdom Way of Knowing, Chanting the Psalms, and Love is Stronger Than Death. She has also authored or contributed to numerous articles and courses on the Christian spiritual life. She is a past Fellow of the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural research at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, MN, and an oblate of New Camaldoli Monastery in Big Sur, California.

Cynthia continues to contribute to The Contemplative Society in her role as Principal Teacher and advisor. She passionately promotes the practice of Centering Prayer, and has worked closely with Thomas Keating, Bruno Barnhart, Richard Rohr, as well as many other contemplative teachers and leaders within the Christian tradition as well as other spiritual paths.

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