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The Treasures of The Cloud of Unknowing with Carmen Acevedo Butcher Pt 2.

The Treasures of The Cloud of Unknowing with Carmen Acevedo Butcher Pt 2.

April 12, 2021

Carmen Acevedo Butcher is an author, poet, and teacher. A translator of Early Modern French, German, Latin, Middle English, and Old English, she has made accessible works by writers including Ælfric, The Cloud's Anonymous, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, and Mechthild of Magdeburg. Her rendition of The Cloud of Unknowing (Shambhala Pocket Library, 2018) won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2010. Her tenth book, a translation of Presence by the seventeenth-century friar Lawrence, will be released by Broadleaf Books in 2021.

Carmen currently teaches in the College Writing Programs at UC Berkeley. As a Lecturer Teaching Fellow, she conducts workshops on inclusive language as praxis, and collaboration with Gen Z.

Recommended Books by Carmen:

The Cloud of Unknowing: With the Book of Privy Counsel, 2009

St. Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church: A Spiritual Reader, 2013

God of Mercy: Ælfric's Sermons and Theology, 2006

Man of Blessing: A Life of St. Benedict, 2012

 

The Treasures of The Cloud Of Unknowing with Carmen Acevedo Butcher Pt1

The Treasures of The Cloud Of Unknowing with Carmen Acevedo Butcher Pt1

March 30, 2021

Carmen Acevedo Butcher is an author, poet, and teacher. A translator of Early Modern French, German, Latin, Middle English, and Old English, she has made accessible works by writers including Ælfric, The Cloud's Anonymous, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, and Mechthild of Magdeburg. Her rendition of The Cloud of Unknowing (Shambhala Pocket Library, 2018) won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2010. Her tenth book, a translation of Presence by the seventeenth-century friar Lawrence, will be released by Broadleaf Books in 2021.

Carmen currently teaches in the College Writing Programs at UC Berkeley. As a Lecturer Teaching Fellow, she conducts workshops on inclusive language as praxis, and collaboration with Gen Z.

Recommended Books by Carmen:

The Cloud of Unknowing: With the Book of Privy Counsel, 2009

St. Hildegard of Bingen, Doctor of the Church: A Spiritual Reader, 2013

God of Mercy: Ælfric's Sermons and Theology, 2006

Man of Blessing: A Life of St. Benedict, 2012

 

The Treasures of Issac the Syrian with Dr Sebastian Brock

The Treasures of Issac the Syrian with Dr Sebastian Brock

March 15, 2021

There's none better than, Dr. Sebastian Brock, to guide us through the treasures of Issac the Syrian. He is a doctor in the academic field of classical Syriac languages and Syriac literature and has studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and then in Oxford for his PhD. He has a lecturer in Birmingham, in the department of theology. And mostly recently, until his retirement in 2003, as a reader in Syriac Studies at Oxford University. So there's none better than someone who actually understands Isaac in his original tongue and to help us understand what a wonderful legacy, Isaac has given us.

Further reading:

The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian

https://www.bostonmonks.com/product_info.php/cPath/75_105/products_id/635

The Spiritual World Of Isaac The Syrian by Hilarion Alfeyev

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spiritual-World-Syrian-Cistercian-Studies/dp/0879077751/ref=sr_1_1?crid=28R6KZPIRN48G&dchild=1&keywords=isaac+the+syrian&qid=1615817803&sprefix=Issac+the+%2Caps%2C143&sr=8-1

 

The Treasures of Fr Thomas Keating with Marie Anne Best

The Treasures of Fr Thomas Keating with Marie Anne Best

March 1, 2021

Joining me to discuss, understand and unpick the treasures that Fr Keating has left us is Marie Anne Best. And Marie Anne has worked in various capacities with Contemplative Outreach. In recent years, probably the last 10 years of father Keating's life, she was the project manager for all his latest works of production, whether it be books or video production series and his teachings.

She has been instrumental in working very closely alongside Fr Keating. So there is no better person to discuss his legacy and who Fr Keating was and the integrity he brought to everything that he did.

Useful links to take your contemplative practice further.

https://contemplativeoutreach.org.uk

https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org

Recommended books:

Open Mind, Open Heart

Intimacy With God

Invitation to Love

The Welcoming Prayer

Welcome, welcome, welcome
I welcome everything that comes to me today;
because I know it is for my healing.
I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations and conditions;
I let go of my desire for power and control
I let go of my desire for affection, esteem, approval and pleasure;
I let go of my desire for survival and security;
I let go of my desire to change every situation, condition, person, or myself.
I simply open myself to the love and presence of God and God’s action within me.

 

The Treasures of Christian Mysticism with Carl McColman

The Treasures of Christian Mysticism with Carl McColman

February 15, 2021

Carl McColman is the author of several books, including The Big Book of Christian Mysticism. This book is about embedding the mystical spirituality of the Christian tradition in our own lives that we might then be transformed through them.

Carl is a, blogger and a lay associate of the Cistercian monastery of the Holy Spirit in Georgia. He's an author of many books and there's at least 19 on Amazon at the moment.

Carl also co-hosts the podcast, Encountering Silence. So be sure to check that out as well.

Here are some helpful links if you want to follow up any of the recommendations from this episode.

Books:

The Little Book of Christian Mysticism: Essential Wisdom of Saints, Seers, and Sages

Big Book Of Christian Mysticism: The Essential Guide to Contemplative 
Answering The Contemplative Call: First Steps on the Mystical Path

Unteachable Lessons: Why Wisdom Can't be Taught and Why That's Okay

Christian Mystics: 108 Seers, Saints, and Sages

Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirituality

Eternal Heart: The Mystical Path to a Joyful Life (for pre-order)

 

Encountering Silence Podcast link:

https://podcasts.bcast.fm/encountering-silence

 

Carl's Website link:

https://www.anamchara.com

 

The Treasures of Evelyn Underhill with Liz Watson

The Treasures of Evelyn Underhill with Liz Watson

February 1, 2021

Liz has been a member of the world. Community for Christian meditation for over 30 years. And as part of that, she has been an active in active member of that community in various capacities.

Over the years, as national coordinator, leading many meditation groups, leading retreats writing, and being asked to, come. Internationally to speak. She has spoken before on Evelyn Underhill.  And some of those things can be found on, YouTube as well. And she's also written for, and presented some things on the worldwide community for Christian meditation website.

So do check those things out, such as contemplation in the time of crisis, which might be quite relevant for many of us at this particular time. She leads retreats and is also active as a spiritual director.

Wisdom's Table YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBVaFGN057QZ2-ARnba_Cdw

The World Community for Christian Meditation https://www.wccm.org

The Treasures of Jesus, John & Paul with Stefan Reynolds

The Treasures of Jesus, John & Paul with Stefan Reynolds

January 18, 2021

Stefan Gillow Reynolds is a Benedictine Oblate and is part of The World Community for Christian Meditation. He's a PhD from London University where he also taught and an author of two books, "Living with the Mind of Christ - Mindfulness of Christ in Christian Spirituality" &  The Wisdom of Love in the Song of Songs". Stefan has also contributed to several edited volumes as well.

He is the author of The Roots of Christian Mysticism Course (link below), which is taught through The School of Meditation through The World Community for Christian Meditation.

Today, we're going to explore Christian mysticism, starting with Jesus and Paul and St. John.

The World Community for Christian Meditation https://www.wccm.org

The Roots of Christian Mysticism Course via The School of Meditation https://www.theschoolofmeditation.org/all-courses/the-roots-of-christian-mysticism-1/

 

Special Announcement

Special Announcement

January 17, 2021

Special Announcement about new resources being published on the Wisdom's Table YouTube Channel as of 24th January 2021.

Here is the link to the YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBVaFGN057QZ2-ARnba_Cdw

And if you would like to provide feedback or make suggestions for future episodes please use this email address:

revphilipaveray@gmail.com

 

The Treasures of Evagrius with Kim Nataraja

The Treasures of Evagrius with Kim Nataraja

January 4, 2021

In this episode, we mine the rich treasures of Evagrius with Kim Natajara, a Benedictine oblate, and also an oblate of The World Community for Christian Meditation.

She headed up the school of meditation for 17 years. She has lived and studied the mystic Evagrius since 1993.

Kim was formerly a college lecturer in both French and German.

Co-author of a book "Journey to the Heart: Christian Contemplation Through the Centuries", which takes the whole picture of Christian mysticism from Jesus right through to the present day. As well as several other books on Meditation and Christian Spiritual practice. 

If you would like to know more about The World Community for Christian Meditation and explore its rich resources visit their website at https://www.wccm.org

 

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