Year 5

Letter 35: The Perennial Philosophy

Underlying the justification for meditation are the tenets of the Perennial Philosophy, the common core of all the world’s great Religions and Philosophies.

Letter 34: Beyond 'ego' consciousness

Whereas Freud – a neuroscientist – saw human psychology in mechanistic and neurochemical terms, C.G.

Letter 33: Unity in relationships

It is interesting to see how the attitude of the scientist and the theologian have converged in some aspects.

Letter 32: The changing worldview

Although Descartes saw insight as being divinely inspired, over the four centuries following him anything based on subjective or transpersonal experience was more and more ignored as unscientific,

Letter 31: The Old World View

Having looked at the authentic Christian roots of the teaching of John Main and the correspondences between him and the Mystics, I would like to explore more the actual practice of meditation and w

Letter 30: Transformation, the essence of meditation

One of the most important correspondences we have seen between the teaching of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, The Cloud of Unknowing, Meister Eckhart and John Main is the emphasis on lett

Letter 29: Meister Eckhart and the Darkness of God

Meister Eckhart’s teaching and that of The Cloud of Unknowinghave much in common.

Letter 28: Meister Eckhart and Detachment

To understand Meister Eckhart’s emphasis on “detachment” it is important to keep in mind that he distinguishes the two different ways of being we have explored.

Letter 27: Meister Eckhart and our Divine centre

We heard in The Cloudthat what we need to do is to pray “with a gentle stirring of love, desiring him for his own sake and not his gifts”.

Letter 26: Meister Eckhart

“Meister Eckhart is one of the foremost spiritual guides for our time.