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Communion in the Hand, Centering Prayer, and the Dark Night – Divine Intimacy Radio
David Torkington expounds on the difference between authentic Christian contemplation and its counterfeits.
Dan Burke and Melissa Elson interview Connie Rossini about the differences between Christian contemplative prayer and non-Christian Eastern meditation.
Who is Fr Anthony de Mello and can we trust his spiritual writings to lead us to a deeper union with Christ? Dan and Melissa discuss the problems with Fr de Mello’s influential spiritual guidance and the Catholic Church’s position on non-Christian teachings.
What does St Peter of Alcantara teach about preparation for meditation? Why is posture during prayer important? How do Christian traditions differ from eastern, non-Christian traditions on prayer posture?