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Praying with the Earth : a prayerbook for peace

by John Philip Newell

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Transcending Traditions   (2019-10-20)


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by ams200

This non-denominational book presents a weekly programme of spirituality for busy people. It is intended to afford the reader an opportunity to undertake a quest in search of the human soul as much as contemporary life with its distractions allows. The author claims that the spiritual life sought through these meditations transcends the limiting factors often found in Jewish, Christian and Muslim traditions. The format of the little book facilitates this process and its pages are illuminated with artwork that emphasizes the spiritual themes that emerge from these distinct spiritual traditions. To my mind the book presents an opportunity for the seeker of spirituality in a secular age to engage in an activity of spiritual development that ultimately will spill over into the world. In the author's concluding remarks, he says: "If as nations and religious traditions we were to follow the wisdom of artists, if we were to remember what they seem never to forget, then we would know the themes that underlie the human soul are deeper than the patterns that distinguish us." [Savage, A:]

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