Christian Meditation and Mindfulness

Differences between Prayer and Meditation Thursday 16 November 2017 at 09:47 am

How to meditate Properly

Meditation and Christianity

is more-or-less defined as a mental exercise of concentration and contemplation, by either focusing on a single thought (e.g. meditation repeating a mantra), or by following an intuitive imaginative flow that involves relaxing the body, and calming the river of thoughts, with an aim to enter deeper levels of .

St. Teresa of Avila 1515-1582 Christian mystic about meditation

For Mystical Christians meditation is a type of contemplative practice often known as , induced by inspirational readings, and practiced with a form of visualization.

In both Eastern traditions and the Christian tradition the goal of contemplative practices is a closer intimacy with God, Christ, Buddha, Shiva consciousness, or a Guru.

The Mystical Christians would completely agree with the Yoga gurus of our present and past about the benefits of meditation.  

St. Teresa of Avila and Meditation

St. Teresa of Avila a Christian Saint living during the 16th Century wrote about 4 stages towards God and her inspiring words of contemplation very much resemble the description of a Yogi that talks about meditation. She names the four stages to God as:

1. Contemplation and concentration

2. Prayer of quiet or SILENCE

3.  Devotion of UNION or "ecstatic state of blissful peace"

4. Devotion of ECSTASY, where "the body Consciousness disappears".

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Witch Hunts in Europe

How religious fanatics declared War against Women 300 years ago Tuesday 07 November 2017 at 4:13 pm

Remembering the Horror of the 17th Century Witch Burning Times

While writing Ama my Historical Fiction Book, set in the 17th century China my research took me into this most interesting of times in Europe, the time of the Witch Hunts, when men of reason seamed to be prosecuted and singled out for their sanity.

You must have heard, been deeply shocked and gasped in misbelief many a time, when you learned of a war against women that was executed at the edge of the Age of Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, when educated classes, government officials and legal entities have decided to follow religious fanatics and proclaimed a hunt against midwifes, healers, and independent women. These horrifying times ended with many victims, the estimates vary from a conservative 100,000 women killed to as many as 9 million burned, tortured or hanged.

Scottish witch face digitally constructed Lilias Adie

Historian Louise Yeoman and forensic artists at a Scottish university digitally reconstructed the face of Lilias Adie, who died in jail 300 years ago after confessing to being a witch… Adie’s skull was photographed in the 1800s, allowing forensic artists to reconstruct her face. A wise woman face, this is what we see…

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Symbolism of Gold

Spiritual Meaning of Gold Friday 20 October 2017 at 11:06 am

Symbols and Signs

Symbolism of Gold

Symbolism of Gold Steiner quote about golden rule of occult science

"The golden rule of true occult science: For every one step that you take in the pursuit of higher knowledge, take three steps in the perfection of your own character."

Rudolf Steiner, Knowledge of the Higher Worlds

We constantly seek to materiallymentally and emotionally 'better' our-selves, our-family dynamics, and our society and within this journey we learn about the interconnections of all things, about short-lived happiness and long-term fulfillment, about the ways to treat our Mother Gaia and all the ones that share our little and wonderful planet with us: animals, plants, stones. We constantly learn how to live in harmony with ourselves and the world around us.

An Alchemist would tell you that all the beings contain in their inmost centre a precious grain of the elementary gold.  The nature of man reflects the entire universe in miniature. 

: The Art of Perfecting what Nature left imperfect

Check What is Alchemy?

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