my English teacher,
a new book,
and perhaps, a new “must have”
from : http://www.christianbook.com
Thank other authors: Search inside from Amazon.co.uk.
From Wikipedia, it is said that:
The Cloud of Unknowing is a practical spiritual guidebook thought to have been written in the latter half of the 14th century by an anonymous English monk, possibly a Carthusian, who counsels a young student to seek God not through knowledge but through what he speaks of as a “naked intent” and a “blind love.”
In a follow-up to The Cloud, called The Book of Privy Counseling, the author characterizes the practice of contemplative unknowing as worshiping God with one’s “substance,” coming to rest in a “naked blind feeling of being,” and ultimately finding thereby that God is one’s being.
The Cloud of Unknowing draws on the mystical tradition of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite, which has reputedly inspired generations of mystical searchers from John Scotus Erigena, through “The Book of Taliessin”, Nicholas of Cusa and St. John of the Cross to Teilhard de Chardin (the latter two of whom may have been influenced by “The Cloud” itself). It has been described as Christianity with a Zen outlook, but has also been derided by some as anti-intellectual.
The practical prayer advice contained in The Cloud of Unknowing forms a primary basis for the contemporary practice of centering prayer, a form of Christian meditation developed by Trappist monks William Meninger, Basil Pennington and Thomas Keating in the 1970s.
It sounds quite interesting, the thing is that from amazon, we have the chance to buy this one:The Cloud of Unknowing: and The Book of Privy Counseling (Image Book Original) (Paperback) by William Johnston (Editor), Huston Smith (Author).
I will buy the first.
Marion Zimmer and Avalon will follow, because I still believe in Camelot, Avalon, and the round table of King Arthur, don’t you?
Thank you John again.
(Please, gGive me the chance to be polite. Do not forget that I am a rude Catalan!)