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Is Christian Mysticism Spooky? Amos Smith On Scripture and Mysticism.

5/21/2018
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Dr. Amos Smith talks with Clint about his new book on Christian Mysticism, to be released in June through Paraclete Press. Amos addresses some concerns about the Christian mystical tradition and talks about the scriptural evidence for a Christian mystical tradition.

Duration:00:46:13

20. Trevor Oswalt On Sound Healing And The Sacred Journey

5/4/2018
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Trevor Oswalt (a.k.a. East Forest) is a unique bird in the Wild West aviary of electronic music. While his shamanic ambient electropop can be contextualized along with Aphex Twin, Philip Glass and Sigur Ros, the fundamental mission of his project is to create sonic architecture for others to explore their own inner space. Thus, it is a process of opening doorways for the listener to walk through, which takes patience. Patience, while typically thought of as kryptonite in the instant...

Duration:01:00:36

19. Daniel Coleman on Presence And Process

5/1/2018
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Daniel Coleman talks about his work in process theology, his own journey of faith and trial, and his book, Presence And Process. Contemplative Light is a community of interfaith spiritual teachers rooted in the Christian contemplative tradition providing resources for the healing of persons. For more, visit https://www.contemplativelight.com

Duration:01:05:09

Episode 18: Paul Smith On Integral Christianity

4/30/2018
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Paul Smith, author of Integral Christianity and Is Your God Big Enough? Close Enough? You Enough? talks with Clint about the dimensions of the Christian contemplative path, as understood and aided by an Integral perspective of state-stages and points of view. Rev Paul has contributed valuable insight that is essential for the future of Christian mysticism, incorporating much of the work of Ken Wilber, along with his own experiences of higher states of consciousness, to demonstrate that,...

Duration:01:07:47

Episode 17: Centering Prayer

4/18/2018
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Rich Lewis talks about centering prayer, some thoughts on his recent book reviews, and the contemplative Christian community across the web. Contemplative Light is a community of interfaith spiritual teachers rooted in the Christian contemplative tradition providing resources for the healing of persons. This includes resources for: -Contemplative Practitioners: courses, study guides, training materials, articles, podcasts, and lessons on silent prayer and meditation for beginning and...

Duration:00:31:47

Episode 16: Moving From Stress To Joy With Fr. Nicholas Amato

4/17/2018
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Fr. Nicholas talks about his work that uses contemplative practice for stress relief. Moving From Stress To Joy, by Nicholas Amato https://amzn.to/2H8Ns3H A Catholic priest since 1970, Amato has served more than 20 years as a pastor. He is a graduate of the Shalem Institute in Washington, where he served as adjunct faculty member and is also an Associate of Mepkin Trappist Abbey in South Carolina leading contemplative retreats there. Over the years, he has served on the Spiritual Formation...

Duration:00:53:01

Contemplation 10: The Kingdom Of God Is Within You

4/15/2018
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A meditation on a verse from The Gospel Of Luke. "The Kingdom Of God Is Within You." If you want to know how to experience God directly and glimpse a Christian enlightenment, listen to this brief recording. For more on Contemplative Light, go to https://www.contemplativelight.com

Duration:00:16:59

Guided Imagery Meditation: An Old Country House

4/12/2018
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A guided meditation using imagery intended to release stress, open the heart, and invigorate the soul. More Audio meditations can be found on the Contemplative Light website at https://www.contemplativelight.com

Duration:00:07:12

Evelyn Underhill's Five Stages of Mysticism: An Experiential Meditation

4/9/2018
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An Experiential Meditation on Evelyn Underhill's 5 Stages Of Awakening. What is life like after awakening? What are some of the signposts of this process and the shifts of spirit that happen along the way? The stages, while laid out in the most helpful model I've seen, are still only that, a model. They are not set in stone, nor is it essential to locate yourself in the exact phase: growth is rarely linear. Drawing on the tradition Benedictine model of Christian mysticism [1. Purgatio 2....

Duration:00:31:55

The Psychology Of Christian Saints And Mystics

4/7/2018
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A reflection and meditation on the special talents and gifts of Christian saints and mystics. What do contemplatives do well? Is contemplative growth a talent? Can it be your primary talent? Does that even make sense? The capacity to open to and hold space for internal suffering seems to characterize many of the great heroes and heroins of Christian hagiography. This is how we take that great courage into our lives today.

Duration:00:19:56

Mini-Episode: On Believing In Mind, A Reading

4/6/2018
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This mini-episode is a reading from D.T. Suzuki's "Manual Of Zen Buddhism." This is an early Zen sutra that is at once a meditation of non-duality. The paradoxes here are meant to free the mind from its conditioned patterns, opening us up to greater Presence.

Duration:00:08:22

15. Struggles with Contemplation, Meditation, And Spiritual Practice

3/27/2018
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Living a contemplative life is not very easy in this crazy world. Doing contemplative practices and praying regularly is hard, too. Here, we talk about some of the challenges we have faced and some struggles common to the contemplative journey.

Duration:00:54:37

14. Contemplation And Orthodoxy

3/23/2018
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A discussion of how organized religion and contemplative spirituality interface: process, psychology, and social dynamics.

Duration:01:16:44

Mini-Episode: Who Am I?

3/23/2018
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Mini-Episode: Who Am I? by Marc Shaw and Clint Sabom

Duration:00:05:06

It Is Time To Be by Maria Gullo

3/21/2018
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This is a contemplative experience with Maria Gullo, facilitating a transition into the contemplative space of Centering Prayer.

Duration:00:06:41

Centering Prayer Transition Exercise

3/21/2018
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This exercise is intended to help Centering Prayer practitioners transition from everyday consciousness into the contemplative space.

Duration:00:02:04

13. The Christian Mystics: An Overview

1/18/2018
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Discussion between Marc and Clint about The Christian Mystics. Marc discusses the different Christian mystics historically and in the context of the larger tradition. There are three main groupings. Marc also mentions some of his surprises in studying the mystics. Also mentioned: What is the benefit of studying the Christian mystics? Contemplative Light is working on a class about 20 Christian mystics. In the meantime, we have a class on contemplative practices and perspectives here....

Duration:01:10:17

12. A Client Shares Her Experience With Spiritual Coaching

1/14/2018
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A client shares her experience with Clint Sabom's Contemplative Coaching. The discussion centers on process, mysticism, and contemplative spirituality. For more about the coaching program, see https://contemplativelight1.lpages.co/spiritualcoaching/

Duration:00:28:31

10. Fields Of Awareness In Meditation: The Visual And Beyond

12/21/2017
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Chris and Clint continue their discussion through the progressive stages of mindfulness meditation. But you needn't have listened to earlier episodes to enjoy this one; meet us where we are and journey with us in this conversation road through higher Consciousness. The Contemplative Light Podcast explores the process of inner transformation through the lens of contemplative traditions both ancient and modern. Contemplative Light is a community of writers and teachers from the Christian...

Duration:01:49:27

9. Fields Of Awareness In Meditation: The Auditory

12/8/2017
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Chris and Clint discuss the fields of awareness on the path of meditation. This episode focuses on listening, hearing, silence - the auditory field. Or, aural, as Chris likes to say.

Duration:00:51:41

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