• The Contemplative Journey: Volume 1

  • Contemplation and Transformation from Christianity's Mystical Tradition
  • By: Thomas Keating
  • Narrated by: Thomas Keating
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 10-06-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sounds True
  • 4.6 (70 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In the darkest hour of the darkest age, Christian monks developed a meditation tradition unique in the Western world. A 14th-century author described their profound mystical experience as entering the cloud of unknowing. Yet during the 500 years after this great monastic flowering, this precious tradition and the direct path to union with God it described was virtually lost.
For decades Father Thomas Keating, together with other monks, examined this great question: Could anyone enter the cloud of unknowing through a prayer practice specifically created to attain it? Keating reached back in time for clues about the prayer forms of the Christian mystics. He synthesized his work into a Centering Prayer method that has helped thousands of seekers travel the contemplative path to divine union.
From infancy, Father Keating teaches, we accumulate emotional layers, or programs, as a result of traumatic experiences. The practice of Centering Prayer engages directly with the unconscious and loosens old traumas that hinder your spiritual development. This form of divine therapy draws from a contemplative method that has brought profound inner transformation into the lives of thousands of practitioners.
The Contemplative Journey is Father Thomas Keating's great masterwork: a complete curriculum devoted to a Christian path for achieving the still point of resting in God.
©2005 Thomas Keating (P)2005 Thomas Keating
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By Macy on 11-28-15

Love to listen to Fr Keating

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The sound quality isn't top notch but didn't affect my experience but I did deduct a star for that. There is a lot of info here and I will re-listen. I can highly recommend to those who enjoy Thomas Keating and Richard Rohr.

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By Jackie St. Hilaire on 09-17-17

Not to be read in one sitting

Thomas Keating is truly a master of the contemplative journey.
Little steps done daily will lead us to peace and understanding.
One cannot rush the process. Each one of us is called by our own name.
Be true to yourself.

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By Amazon Customer on 10-17-16

Very engrossing

Excellent. I bought volume 1 as a taster and bought volume 2 before I had finished volume 1. Highly recommended.

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By Anonymous User on 07-17-17

Thoughts on the contemplative journey

When I saw the title of this book and how long it was and how many volumes, I felt rather daunted as it sounded rather heavy going. The reality, however, was that I loved listening to Father Thomas and found his whole approach to the subject to be light and humorous which made it easily digestible. He has the gift of making very complex things sound simple and profound at the same time. It is authentic too as there is a deep understanding of having lived through all that he speaks of.
I would recommend this book to everyone, almost as a must read. I am looking forward to the next volume!

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