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Meditations with Meister Eckhart Paperback – June 1, 1983
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Meister Eckhart was a 13th-century mystic, prophet, feminist, declared heretic, and an early advocate of creation-centered spirituality. This tradition affirms humanity’s potential to act divinely, and it embraces life--living and dying, growing old and sinning, groaning and celebrating--as the creative energy of God in motion. For Eckhart, to be spiritual is to be awake and alive; creation itself was for him the primary sacrament that begins from “the spring of life” or the heart.
Eckhart’s pathway and that of the creation tradition is a simple way. It demands no gurus, no fanciful methods, no protracted exercises or retreats. This is why he called it a “wayless way” that is available to everyone, and why he points out that the person “who has found this way needs no other.”
Praise for Bear & Company’s Meditations With series
“These quiet presentations of spirituality are remarkable for their immediacy and clarity.”
MATTHEW FOX is the author of fifteen books, including Breakthrough: Meister Eckhart’s Creation Spirituality in New Translation; Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality; and The Coming of the Cosmic Christ. He is Founding Director of the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California where he also makes his home.
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Enjoy this VERY deep book
When we empty ourselves of pre-conceived ideas, judgments, worries, and doubts we find that God has always been at the center of our lives; we find that it's not our busy-ness that matters, but it's those times where we're able to get still and quiet that make the most difference. People say they just don't seem to find the time without even realizing we are always in the midst of Eternity.
I carry this book in my car and sometimes I am rushed and frantic and filled with the things of the world, but I'll glance over and see this book and at a red light, I'll just flip to a page and read a small passage,
"We are celebrating the feast of the Eternal Birth which God the Father has borne and never ceases to bear in all eternity... But if it takes not place in me, what avails it? Everything lies in this, that it should take place in me..."
I breathe this statement in...I breathe it out...I let myself remember that I am always One with God. That all fear, all worry, all doubt is not because God really isn't there, but because I have somehow cut myself off from the Divine Flow.
This is a great book of reminders from a thoughtful and generous Christian mystic who knew God in himself...maybe this is why we are all here, to make that great discovery for ourselves that we are in God and God is in us and all is One.
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The fineste poetic flower within the christian tradtion - slow reading!Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
my husband liked the book very much. I bought it for him.Published 4 months ago by Florence Alestra
A curious book with obvious links to various religions and philosophy.Reading it you step back into the dim past and come to understand how slowly things developed, just how... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ray A Burleigh
I replaced a copy that I had lost.
For decades Matthew Fox's translation of Meister Eckhart has been my favorite